Do Your Tires Need To Be Rotated And Balanced? 3 Signs It's Time

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Your tires are important for your vehicle. They are required for your vehicle to roll from point A to point B. If your tires aren't in good shape, it can be dangerous and can cause other issues for your vehicle as well. Your tires should be rotated every 7,000 to 10,000 miles and should be inspected often for damage. If they are damaged, or they are not in good shape, such as dry-rotted or there isn't any tread left on them, you should stop driving on them and should have new tires installed on your vehicle. Read on for a few signs that your tires need to be rotated and/or balanced.

1. Your Tires Are Starting To Jump Or Vibrate

If you notice a lot of jumping in your vehicle while you are driving, it may be because your tires don't have a lot of tread on them, or they may be worn out unevenly. If you notice your tires jumping or skipping, or they are skidding when you stop, you need to have your tires inspected and should have them either rotated or you should have them changed altogether if they are not in good shape.

2. Your Tires Are Wearing Unevenly

If your tires are wearing unevenly, they not only need to be rotated, they also need to be balanced. Your tires may not have enough air in them, and they aren't wearing out the same. Have them rotated in a way so that they are going to wear out evenly again. Be sure to check the air in your tires often to ensure they have the right amount of air in them.

3. Your Vehicle Is Using Excessive Amounts Of Fuel

If you notice your vehicle is using more fuel than usual, it may be because your tires are not balanced. You could have low tire pressure and you should have your tires balanced and possibly rotated. Your vehicle will begin to use more fuel to move it when the tires are too low or are flat. 

Your tires should be maintained to lengthen their life of them and to ensure your vehicle is operating to the best of its ability. Driving on tires that are worn or that don't have enough air in them can cause issues for your tires and could be dangerous. To learn more information, reach out to a preventative maintenance company near you.