Getting your tires rotated is an integral part of your regular vehicle maintenance. Rotating your tires will ensure that they wear evenly across all four wheels so that one or more are not worn out before the others. Ideally, a rotation should be performed every 6,000 miles.
Front tires tend to wear quicker on the outer edges as they lean in that direction when you turn corners. Rear tires tend to wear about the same as they generally just follow what the front ones do, but it’s still important to make sure they’re rotated regularly. Leaving tires in place can run the risk of the heavier used front tires to wear down, causing you to replace them thousands of miles sooner than the ones in the back.
It’s also important to make sure your air pressure is monitored regularly, and many gas stations offer this service for free or a few quarters. Keeping your tire pressure where it should be not only reduces gas mileage, but it keeps your tires performing at top capacity. When you get your tires rotated regularly, the air pressure is also checked and adjusted – taking this little yet important step completely off of your mind!