Tire Rotation

What is tire rotation? Tire rotation means periodically changing the position of each of the tires on your vehicle. You should rotate your tires as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer, or every 5,000 miles. For many of you, that will mean when you get your vehicle's oil changed.

Tire Rotation

The cost of rotating your tires can vary widely depending on where you're having the service done and whether or not it's being bundled with another service. In general, you shouldn't expect to pay more than $50 for tire rotation, although you can probably find a lower price if you shop around.

Tire Rotation

The differing weight on the front and rear axles differs which causes uneven wear. With the majority of cars having the engine in front, the front tires typically bear more weight than the rear tires. Front-wheel drive vehicles have not only the engine but also the transaxle in front, adding to the weight difference. Moreover, additional stress is placed disproportionately on the front tires by braking and steering. Thus, tire rotation needs to occur more frequently for front-wheel drive vehicles.

Turning the vehicle will cause uneven tire wear. The outside, front tire is worn disproportionately.