What is a Tire Rotation?

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Tire rotations are a service that can help your tires maintain traction, prevent blowouts, and improve your vehicle’s overall fuel economy. It’s important to have your vehicle’s tires rotated regularly to avoid the above issue and to help them last longer on Silver Spring roads and beyond. Learn more about tire rotation services and more with the DARCARS Toyota of Silver Spring service team.


What Does Rotating Tires Mean?

So, you know what a tire rotation is, but what does rotating tires mean? This means moving each tire from one position to another, evening out the wear, and overall lengthening the life of your vehicle’s tires. This service is done differently depending on the drivetrain of your vehicle. For front-wheel drive, the front tires get moved to the back and the back tires move up to the front, swapping sides as the front wheels are wearing faster. It’s the opposite for rear-wheel drive. If you’d rather not rotate your tires at home, you can always schedule a service appointment with our team. Our technicians will have your tires properly rotated and have you back on the road in no time. Not sure when to have this service done? It is generally recommended that you rotate the tires on your Toyota car, truck, or SUV every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, but for more specific mileage, you’ll want to check your owner’s manual.

What Does Tire Rotation Do?

  • Maintains Traction: When tires wear down, they lose tread depth. This results in a loss of traction on Fells Point roads. Rotating your tires prevents uneven wear which can ensure that each tire has the same amount of tread.
  • Prevents Blowouts: If your tires are worn out, they’re more likely to fail. Tire rotations can help drivers avoid a potentially dangerous blowout.
  • Improves Performance: When your steering wheel produces small vibrations, don’t panic. This could be caused by tires with uneven wear. This can negatively impact the vehicle’s handling and performance.
  • Maximizes Efficiency: Worn tires also put unnecessary stress on the engine that can increase your fuel consumption and cause drag.

Have Your Tires Rotated at the DARCARS Toyota of Silver Spring Service Center

If you notice your tires are getting a bit worn, you’ll want to make a tire rotation appointment soon. And with our rotating service coupons, you can get the services your Toyota needs at a more affordable price. If you have any questions in the meantime, want to learn how we’re helping fight COVID-19, the Toyota RAV4 price, or want to learn more about tire care, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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