Toyota Tire Care

Importance of Tire Rotation

Rotating your tires as part of your regularly scheduled vehicle maintenance has many advantages. It helps to maintain an even amount of treadwear on all 4 tires. That extends the life of your tires, leads to improved gas mileage and a smoother more comfortable ride. Regularly rotating your tires can also prolong the life of your vehicle's suspension components by reducing vibrations.

Signs You May Need to Rotate your Tires

Uneven tire wear

Uneven tire wear is the most common sign that you may need your tires rotated. You can check this by measuring the tread depth in multiple places on each tire. If the measurements are drastically different, your tires are wearing unevenly. Tread feathering is one of the most common wear patterns when tires are not rotated properly.

Uneven front to rear tread wear

While each tire can wear unevenly, tires on the front axle can also wear in a different way than tires on the rear axle. Regularly rotating them allows the tires to serve in both front and rear positions which help to even out the wear. Although regular rotation can help with uneven wear, different tread wear patterns can help diagnosis other problems you may be having.

Tire noise and vibration

When tires wear unevenly, it causes increased road noise and vibrations. While vibrations can be felt in other parts of the car, it is most commonly noticed in the steering wheel.