Do I Need To Rotate My Tires?

This past weekend I took my car to the dealership for a scheduled oil change. Along with the routine maintenance came a free inspection of my vehicle. Upon review of my inspection it was suggested that my car was in need of a tire rotation. Have you ever stopped and wondered…

What exactly is a tire rotation and why is it important?
Well we all know that all tires rotate – obviously. But mechanics are talking about another kind of rotation — rotating tires to different corners of the car and maybe even reversing the direction in which they turn.

Many tires are rotated front-to-back and side-to-side, but some tires are directional, which means they’re only supposed to turn in one direction. They have to stay on the same side of the car.

The benefit of rotating tires is that you’ll increase the useful life of the tire. Should I rotate them every time my dealership tells me to? No, you don’t have to always rotate your tires, but by rotating them, you will increase your tires’ life because they’ll wear more evenly.

As New Jersey’s best auto insurance agency, I figured it would be useful to share that information to all drivers!

-Robert Catalano