Why Should I Balance and Rotate My Tires?

Why Should I Balance and Rotate My Tires?

Curious about why you should Balance and Rotate your tires? Here’s a quick snapshot on the why’s:

BENEFITS OF BALANCING YOUR TIRES:
  • less vibration at highway speeds – also improves steering stability
  • less noise at highway speeds
    • ever heard that ‘whirling’ noise that increases with speed? Could be this

getTREAD balance and rotate - wheel balance

You’re probably wondering if your wheels/tires are new – why do you need to ‘Balance’ them? The reason: even wheels and tires brand new from the factory have slight imbalances due to the manufacturing process that currently can’t be avoided. Yup…your new wheels and tires are imperfect, sorry to break it to you 🙂  But that’s why getTREAD comes in to bring them back in balance!

BENEFITS OF ROTATING YOUR TIRES:
  • Increased tread life – moving your tires to different positions gives the tread a chance to wear evenly
getTREAD balance and rotate - rotating tires
DON’T LET YOUR TIRES GET LIKE THIS:

getTREAD balance and rotate - result of no rotations

Excessive wear on the inner shoulders is the most common side effect of not rotating your tires often enough. This happens because the front tires point slightly away from center (this is designed from the factory to improve stability or steering response). Also, the front and rear tires are tilted on the vertical axis to improve handling as well – which also tends to wear the inner edge of the tire more than the rest of the tire.

  • We recommend rotating your tires every 6,000-8,000 miles to get the most out of your tires

 

CLOSING REMARKS:

As you can see, there is a reason for Balancing and Rotating your tires. Get more tread life, and a more stable/comfortable ride! Take a look at your ride and let us know if you need our help. getTREAD can handle your Balance and Rotation – no problem! At home, at the office, even at soccer practice! Click here to get started with your Balance and Rotation!

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8 COMMENTS

  • Ava Murphy
    April 5, 2018, 8:35 pm REPLY

    I was never aware that you can increase the life of your car’s treads by moving them to different positions because it will help them to wear evenly. This is something that I’ll be sure to remember because I’m looking for ways to save more money in maintaining my car’s tires. I believe that it’s wise for me to know how I can extend the life of my car’s tires so I won’t end up replacing them too soon. Thanks!

  • Khorae Olivier
    April 6, 2018, 12:42 pm REPLY

    I’ve never really thought about balancing and rotating my tires before, so your infographics were very interesting! Thank you for the information about how rotating your tires will give you a longer tread life. What you said about rotating your tires every 6-8000 miles was very interesting to me.

  • Bethany Birchridge
    April 12, 2018, 10:20 am REPLY

    I never realized that excessive wear usually happens in the inner shoulders. I recently got a new car a few months ago and have been thinking of rotating the tires. After reading this article, I will definitely get those rotated so I can be safe. Thank you for sharing the importance of tire rotation and balancing.

  • John Ferrell
    April 19, 2018, 3:49 pm REPLY

    These is very informative about tire balancing peoria il. I feel that this service is neglected and a lot of added benefits are being lost. The loss of traction and money. By regularly balancing your tires and rotating them every 6000 to 8000 miles, this will reduce the amount of wear on them.

  • Todd Stauffer
    May 14, 2018, 1:16 pm REPLY

    I didn’t realize that if your tire didn’t face toward the center then there could be wear on the shoulder of it. My wife and I have been noticing that our car isn’t handling as well as it normally has, so I wonder if maybe that is the reason why. I’ll have to look into either getting new tires or at least getting these ones balanced.

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