Somersworth Tire Rotation
You can make your vehicle tires last longer with regular tire rotation and wheel balancing. In normal driving conditions, your front tires wear more on the shoulders because they handle much of the cornering forces in turns. Front-wheel drive vehicles have even more force on the front tires. We rotate the tires so that all the tires do some duty on the front end as well as getting a little break on the back end. That way, all four tires wear more evenly over their life and last longer. For most vehicles, tires are rotated front to back. Some manufacturers recommend a cross rotational pattern that includes the spare tire, and some high-performance vehicles have different size tires on the front and rear and may even have unidirectional tires that can only be on the left or the right side of the vehicle. When performing a tire rotation, we will always do what the manufacturer specifies for your vehicle.