Rotating your tires is an easy and inexpensive way to minimize wear and extend the life of your tires. This process of moving your tires from one side of the vehicle to the other, and from front to back, will minimize and evenly spread wear that is ‘position specific.’ We recommend regular tire rotations in accordance to the automaker specifications as a function of basic maintenance. But be sure to contact your service advisor at Smith Automotive for more information. They can be reached at 515-265-4141. Tire wear can be uneven for any number of reasons, but you may be risking excess or premature wear, which can cause a reduction in overall fuel economy by not rotating your tires regularly. Even wear is essential to ensure consistent performance and to extend the overall life of a set of tires. From a safety standpoint, uneven tire wear can reduce the “contact patch,” the tire’s actual footprint on the road, and can contribute to vibration, shimmy, or pulling. These are all conditions that can lead to an accident. The team at Smith Automotive in Pleasant Hill is experienced in tire rotations. Call us today at 515-265-4141, or schedule an appointment online.