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What is Tire Rotation?

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What does tire rotation do? Tire rotations are done to prevent any one of your tires from wearing down too fast. This is to extend the life of your Bronx tires. Doing regular tire rotations improves fuel economy, prevents dangerous blowouts from happening to your tires, and keeps your traction at its best. Learn more about “what is tire rotation” from the pros at Mazda of New Rochelle and don’t forget, you can schedule service with us online!



What Does Rotating Tires Mean?

What does rotating tires mean? It just means that tires are changed from one position on the vehicle to another on your Manhattan car. In most cases, you’ll be moving the front tires to the rear and the rear tires to the front. You might also change sides from driver to passenger. Here are some basics on tire rotation that will help you answer “what does tire rotation do?”

  • Most cars will be more weighted toward the front, so front tires will typically wear faster than rear wheel tires. In addition, your drivetrain (FWD, RWD, AWD, 4WD) will also affect how your tires wear down.
  • As an example, a front-wheel drive vehicle will wear down the front tires quicker because power is sent to the front tires. On a rear-wheel drive vehicle, you’ll wear down the rear tires faster.
  • This also means the drivetrain you have on your vehicle will affect the pattern in which you rotate the tires, to ensure that no tire wears down too quickly.

What Does Tire Rotation Do?

  • Maintains traction. Worn down tires lose tire tread depth and that means you have reduced traction. Preventing an uneven wear on your tires means all tires have the same amount of tread.
  • Prevents Blowouts. Tires are more likely to fail as they get worn down. If you’ve had one blow out as you drive around White Plains, you’ll know that it’s an incredibly unpleasant experience.
  • Improves Performance. If your tires are working right, you’ll have better fuel economy and less vibration.
  • Maximizes Efficiency. If you’ve got improperly rotated tires, they’ll create drag and put strain on the engine, which will impact your fuel economy.

Mazda of New Rochelle Is Your Tire Team

You’ll want to rotate tires every 5,000 to 8,000 miles or every six months, whichever comes first. Check your owner’s manual for model-specific information. Mazda of New Rochelle are your service pros who will help you through any problem you may have. Contact us to learn more!

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