Whether you are a mom, a new driver, a dad, or simply living your best single life, if you drive a car then you need to know how to take care of it so it lasts.

One thing that many people overlook when it comes to car maintenance is the tires. Not only should tires have the proper pressure and be periodically check for wear, but they should also be rotated occasionally.

Why you should rotate your tires

Our friends at Gulf Chrysler and the fine folks at MotorWeek have some fantastic tips on when and why you should rotate your tires.

You can get twice as much wear out of the tires on your car simply by making sure they are rotated. Take a peek at the following video to see why.

Did you know that the rubber blocks of tread on your car wear unevenly from front to back?

I knew there could be uneven wear on your tires, but didn’t realize why or how until I saw this video. I guess you learn something new every day!

How often to rotate your tires

If you like safety (what mom doesn’t?), and you love saving money, then be sure to follow the recommended rotation of every six months or 6,000 to 8,000 miles.

If you don’t feel comfortable changing out your tires yourself, simply take your vehicle to a good tire shop. You can get a rotation done quickly and easily and the cost is easily offset by saving yourself from buying new tires more frequently.

Need more tire tips? Check out my posts on How to change a flat tire and don’t forget to check out my Vehicle Preparation For Different Climates. Temperature does make a difference in how you treat your vehicle!

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