When you drive, the friction between the road surface and your vehicle's tires wears down the tire tread which eventually results in needing to buy new tires. Where you drive and how you drive affects how the tread wears on each tire as does your vehicle's drive configuration. Highway driving leads to more wear on the right caused by high speed right turns and street driving tends to lead to more wear on the left. Moreover, front-wheel drive models also wear differently than rear-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicles. Wherever you drive and however you do it, constantly work to shorten the life of your tires. However, by regularly rotating your vehicle's tires, you can extend the life of your tires and need to replace them less often.
Other benefits to keeping up on your tire rotations included increased traction, enhanced fuel efficiency and balanced handling. To schedule your tire rotation in Orange County, call our Capistrano Mazda Service Department today.
How Often Your Tires Should Be Rotated
How often a vehicle's tires need to be rotated varies between manufacturers. In general, it is recommended that a vehicle's tires be rotated every 5,000 to 7,000 miles driven. Your Mazda owner's manual will show your specific vehicle's maintenance schedule. As a rule for a Mazda vehicle, the manufacturer suggest a tire rotation with every oil change.
Why It's Important to Rotate Your Vehicle's Tires
Rotating the tires on your vehicle has a number of benefits as mentioned above. Transversely, when you neglect to rotate your vehicle's tires on a regular basis there are a number of damaging effects.
Not Rotating Your Tires Leads To:
Uneven tire wear resulting in premature replacement of tires.
Vibrating steering wheel as a consequence of uneven tread.
Decreased engine performance and fuel economy.
Voids manufacturer warranty.
Get more information about your Mazda vehicle maintenance with our Capistrano Mazda team.