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Why you Should never skip a Tyre Rotation
Tyre rotation is all about moving the existing tyres from one wheel to the other, either back to front, left to right or diagonally. This exercise is important as the tyres have the tendency to wear unevenly. While the front tyres experience wear on the outside edges, the rear tyres wear more evenly. Ignoring tyre rotation for a longer period would make the front tyres degrade much faster, leading to expensive replacements sooner.
SIGNS THAT YOUR TYRES NEED A ROTATION : There are various indicators, including
Uneven tyre wear : This can be checked by measuring the tread depth of the tyres at multiple spots. Variation in tread depth or uneven wear patterns can be easily identified by a certified technician.
Uneven tread wear : Tyres on the front axle have different wear effect than the tyres on the rear axle.
Noise and vibration : Unevenly worn tyres cause abnormal noises and vibration on the road, especially in the steering wheel.
IMPORTANCE OF TYRE ROTATION : It is very important to rotate the tyres as part of the regular-scheduled vehicle maintenance. It has many benefits:
Ensures that each tyre receives the same amount of wear
Keeps all the tyres in good condition for longer duration and improve fuel efficiency
Helps the car to run optimally, without damaging the critical or expensive components
Prolongs the life of the tyres considerably
Prolongs the life of suspension components due to reduced vibrations
Lets the driver enjoy smoother and comfortable drive
TYPES OF TYRE ROTATION : For maximum mileage, rotate the tyres every 8000 km, with the following rotation patterns.
Tyre rotation services should be scheduled as per the recommendations in the car manufacturer manual. Rotation only involves periodic repositioning of the existing tyres in the vehicle to facilitate even tread wear. For best advantages in car performance, call our certified mechanics at Car Servicing & You.
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