What is Tire Rotation?

Tire rotation

What is tire rotation? You have heard that term thrown around or mentioned during a routine service appointment at the Findlay Toyota service department, but you may not know what it means. A tire rotation is essential to maintain traction, improve fuel economy and prevent blowouts. 

What Does Rotating Tires Mean?

Tire rotation is simple for Las Vegas drivers to understand: tires are moved from one position on a vehicle to another. During most tire rotations, the front tires will get moved to the rear, and the rear tires will move to the front. They could also change sides, so what was the rear left tire will end up as the front right tire. 

Most Toyota vehicles carry most weight at the front, so the front tires will usually wear out faster. A tire rotation is performed by our expert team of technicians to prevent uneven wear, and that’s extremely important for their longevity, whether you are sticking to short commutes between Boulder City and Pahrump, or making a cross-country drive. 

What Does Tire Rotation Do?

  • Maintains Traction: When tires wear down, they lose tread depth. A loss of tread depth means traction is reduced, which can interfere with your ability to control the vehicle in certain situations. Preventing uneven tire wear helps ensure that all tires have the same amount of tread.
  • Prevents Blowouts: Tires become more likely to fail as they get worn down. If you’ve ever had one blow out as you drive, you’ll know how unpleasant and potentially dangerous it can be.
  • Improves Performance: Tires working together that have uneven wear often produce vibration, which you’ll eventually feel through the steering wheel.
  • Maximizes Efficiency: Worn tires create drag, strain the engine, and increase your fuel consumption.

Have All Your Tire Rotation Needs Addressed at Findlay Toyota

If you think a tire rotation is needed, our tire center is here to provide any advice and help you determine the condition of your tires. Be sure to browse our current service specials to help you save on your next tire rotation. Whether you need routine service or information about how often you should change your oil, or the Toyota maintenance lights meanings, we have you covered! Give us a call today with any questions or for additional advice.