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FIRESTONE HAS BEEN THE NATION'S LEADING TIRE PROVIDER FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY.
It’s important to rotate tires at regular intervals, as routine tire rotation prevents uneven tire wear. A tire’s tread is where the rubber meets the road – literally. When driving, the tire tread provides traction and grip. Over time, tire tread gradually begins to wear.
If you never rotate tires on your car, you will develop uneven tire tread wear. When you drive, your front tires experience more stress, as they are primarily responsible for steering and turning the car. By regularly rotating the tires, the wear is spread out evenly and extends the life of all four tires. In addition to increasing the longevity of your tires, regular tire rotations will increase fuel economy (as the engine runs more efficiently on tires with even tread wear) and better overall performance.
Without regular tire rotations, you risk several tire problems, worst of them being a blowout or tire failure. Tread is also part of what prevents a vehicle from hydroplaning (aquaplaning), or losing traction when gravel is present on the road surface. Ensure the safety of your vehicle and the safety of your passengers with regular tire rotation, tire tread depth checks and complimentary tire inspections.
Find your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care store for tire rotation and tire repair services. Our tire and auto service professionals will give your car’s tires the checkup and tire rotation they need.
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