It’s easy to forget doing maintenance on your vehicle when things seem to be running smoothly. Your tires can be slow to react to a skipped tire rotation, but the damage can have an enormous effect on the stability of your tires and on gas mileage.

Your owner’s manual will give you a schedule for tire rotations, and drivers should treat it as a directive rather than a suggestion. Leaving your tires in place opens them to uneven wear and invites flat tires and blowouts. Certain tires, such as the front left tire, can wear out more quickly than others. Drivers could find themselves needing to buy a new tire to replace it, rather than waiting until all tires wear down evenly. This can cost more money in the long run.

Typically, your tires need rotation twice a year or every 6,000 to 8,000 miles.

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