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What is the purpose of rotating tires on a car?

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Rotating tires ensures that your tires wear evenly, and therefore the tread will last longer.

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For The Win! Well done, and nicely played first. Nailed it!
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So they wear properly and wear like they should.

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So they wear more evenly.

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Even wear and tear.

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its too hard to do it on a truck

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so that you dont skit on the ground so you dont make black marks on or in your driveway!

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Because one side of the car/truck/van weighs more than the other end. If you don't rotate the tires the side that has more weight will wear much faster than the others, and will have to be replaced more often than the other tires. It's best to just rotate them so they will need to be replaced @ the same time.

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It is true, it evens out wear for more duration. But, it is also a great time to inspect your wheels, tires and brakes.

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All these answers are correct,at some dealers it can affect the warranty on your tires.

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I think so.

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Your front tires wear more quickly than the back ones because of all the turning left and right that they do over time. The back tires are in a fixed straight line so they always wear slower. That plus the fact that most cars are front-wheel-drive these days. But the same holds true even for rear-wheel-drive vehicles, the differences in wear rates are just a little less dramatic.

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That's not accurate rear wheel drive cars almost always wear the rears out faster. especially if you have a manual transmission.
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Never thought of that Colin but I would agree with you and that obviously makes sense so I disagree with Mark on this one. Thanks for the info. For a more even wear is the best answer as if you get into specifics you will always have debates to work with.

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Its simple.To move the car.

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Wrong kind of rotation, there, bub.
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Tires don't usually wear evenly. for your safety and longer life of your tires they need to be rotated.

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basically because of the front ex: steering linkage tie rods ball joints struts ect ect in time what is known as toe in effect this affects the tread of the tires so to keep tread wear more even rotate tires if you ever notice one tire wearing quicker than others check under car components if in front tie rods or ball joints or struts usually are the buggers that cause it in the rear depends on car or truck from leaf springs to struts to shocks ect ect..in some cases a simple alignment maybe needed for front.

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Save money by;
Uniform wearing of the tires.
Avoiding wheel alignment coast

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aww

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bad front end alignment wares tires fast. rotating gives all tires even ware. fix alignment before buying new tires.

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They wear evenly when you rotate them. Especially if the front wheels are out of alignment. This can cause cupping or gouging. In small cases it's no big deal because you can rotate the tires and even out the unusual wear pattern.

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