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Are Tire Rotations Necessary?

When you bring your car to J&S for an oil change, you may be asked whether you would like to pair it with a tire rotation. You may consider the service and wonder whether it is necessary. Read on to learn more about tire rotations and how important it is to your automobile’s health.

A tire rotation is a simple service – it involves switching the positions of your tires. For instance, your mechanic may move the front passenger side tire to the back left. Naturally, front tires wear faster than rear tires. Changing the positioning of the tires allows each tire to wear down at even rates. Regular tire rotations can save you money on tires over time.

When you rotate your tires, you can have confidence that your tire wear life is extended. Most experts recommend a tire rotation service every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, or at every oil change to make things easy. Sometimes, your technician will also recommend a wheel balancing service with it. If you neglect tire rotations, you risk uneven tire wear.

So, should you accept the invitation to get your tires rotated? Yes! Tire rotations are extremely important and completely necessary to protect the integrity of your tires. If you want to save money on your car over time, please remember to have your tires rotated. If your tires are due for service, we invite you to J&S Automotive in Springfield, MO today.