Mechanic with Tires

Sticking to the maintenance schedule of your CDJR car, truck, or SUV helps it stay in optimal condition for your Long Island City commute and your weekly errands. Part of your maintenance schedule requires you to have your vehicle’s tires rotated every so often by a dealership or by yourself. If it’s time to have your tires rotated, you may be wondering “What is a tire rotation?” In short, a tire rotation is an important – but easy – process that helps your tires wear evenly on East Hill roads. This maintains their traction, prevents blowouts, and can even improve your fuel economy. Learn more about tire rotation below with Major CDJR, then read more of our CDJR care tips to keep your vehicle in it’s best possible condition.

In this article we will answer:

  • What is tire rotation?
  • What does tire rotation do?
  • What does rotating tires mean?

What Does Rotating Tires Mean For My Car?

So, what does rotating tires mean? Essentially, rotating your tires ensures their longevity by allowing them to wear evenly as you drive on Manhattan roads. The process itself isn’t complicated: Tires are moved from one position on the vehicle to another, with some switching sides depending on your vehicle’s drivetrain. Read some tire rotation basics below:

  • Many cars carry their weight at the front of the vehicle, so their front tires tend to wear out faster. The type of drivetrain you have will also have an affect on the rate that each of your tires wear down.
  • As an example, front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles have engine power sent to the front axle to produce forward motion. Because of this, on FWD cars the front tires will wear down faster than on rear-wheel-drive (RWD) and all-wheel-drive (AWD) vehicles.
  • This means that your vehicle’s drivetrain will also change the tire rotation patterns. Depending on whether you have a FWD, RWD, or AWD vehicle, your tires will be rotated to different positions to ensure they wear in accordance with your drivetrain.

What Does Tire Rotation Do For My Tires?

Another question that Westbury customers like to ask our service technicians is “What does tire rotation do?” Along with improving the life of your tires, rotating your tires has many benefits:

  • Traction: As tires wear down, they lose depth in their treads. As they lose tread the tires ability to grip the road reduces. This can make it more difficult to control the vehicle on slippery surfaces when it rains or snows. If your tread wear is uneven, your tires will perform differently, which will make controlling your vehicle much more difficult as you drive. By rotating your tires you ensure even tread wear and that your vehicle is easily controlled on all types of surfaces.
  • Increases Performance: Tires that have uneven tread wear will also produce vibration as you drive, which you’ll feel through the steering wheel. If your tires are worn evenly, your vehicle won’t vibrate, and therefore will perform better on your commute.
  • Ensures Efficiency: Unevenly worn tires put unnecessary strain on the engine, which can affect your fuel efficiency. Tires that are worn evenly will allow the engine to perform as intended, giving you the maximum performance your vehicle is rated for.
  • Stops Blowouts: Uneven tires have a greater chance of experiencing a blowout due to their condition. Having a tire blowout as you drive through East Hill can be a scary and very dangerous situation, rotating your tires so they wear evenly will prevent a blowout from happening.

Get CDJR Service With Our Service Department!

On most CDJR vehicles, it’s recommended that you rotate your tires every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. If you’re a DIY mechanic, you can rotate your tires at your Long Island City home, learn how to jump start your car if your battery ever dies, or you can schedule a service appointment with Major World Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to have your tires rotated by our service team! We offer service specials to help you save on your CDJR vehicle maintenance, and you can also browse our parts department if you determine that you need a new set of tires for your car, truck, or SUV.

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