Tyre rotation is the practice of interchanging the wheels and tyres of an automobile to one another. This way, even tyre wear is expected to extend the useful life of a set of tyres. The reason for tyre rotation is to reduce the uneven wear on each set of tyre and wheels. This is a proven way to deal with excessive tyre wear. However, this should not be considered as the only remedy as there are many mechanical and external factors responsible for such problems.
Car manufacturers recommend tyre rotation frequency and pattern. It is often recommended at every 8,000 km to 13,000 km. However, the specification differs between tyre manufacturers and vehicles. The rotation pattern is typically moving the back wheels to the front and the front to the back, and crossing them when moving to the back. For unidirectional tyres, the rotation can only be from front to back on the same side of the vehicle to maintain the rotational direction of the tyres. In addition, the best tyres should be kept on the rear wheels of the vehicle for maximum traction regardless of a front or rear-wheel drive vehicle.
Sundar Tyres recommend rotating your tyres as per manufacturers’ direction for best possible performance. Our highly trained technical staff knows the ins and outs of such procedures according to different vehicles and driving habits. This is why we are your best bet in such a scenario. Here a few benefits stating the importance of tyre rotation.
- Save Money: Tyre rotation can save you a whole lot of money you might have spent on buying new tyres as this promotes equal tyre wear. Your tyres will last longer and perform more efficiently. This way your vehicle will be more fuel efficient and you will save money on fuel as well. You will feel comfortable braking and steering in your vehicle with overall improved handling which in turn will save costs of repair and maintenance.
- Superior Vehicle Control: When all four tyres wear down evenly, your vehicle can respond to demands such as a quick acceleration, sudden brakes, and being more responsive on tight corners. On the other hand, equally stressed tyres will help maintain your wheel alignment and balance, by reducing parallel friction with the road.
- Improved Tyre Performance: Tyre rotation just before winter will improve your traction on wet, slippery and icy roads. The tyres that do the gripping are in line with the differential and the ones that distribute drive shaft forces will have slightly fresher tread to perform such as important task.