Rotating your tires is a part of regular scheduled maintenance. But why?
How to Properly Rotate the Tires on your Jeep
Rotating your tires is a part of regular scheduled maintenance. But why? In a nutshell, rotating ALL 5 of your Jeep tires helps to keep all of your tires wearing evenly, which can prolong the life of each tire up to 20%, in addition to contributing to better fuel mileage and a smoother ride. To boot, rotating your Jeep tires can add to your coveted suspension’s lifespan as well by reducing vibrations. A good general rule is to have your tires rotated as often as you get your oil changed.
Why Should I Rotate my Spare Tire?
Rotating tires is applicable to all vehicles, but unlike most cars and trucks, virtually all Jeeps have a full size spare tire hanging on the back hatch. Unbeknownst to many new Jeepers, that extra tire is not just for show or emergency situations. Why? Two reasons: putting the 5th tire in rotation will allow it to wear down with the other four, as well as allow for rest to eventually all of the tires.
But why do I want to wear down my 5th tire? Putting a brand new, thick tire in with other well-worn tires can cause drivetrain damage and can wear out the clutches in your differential. By rotating your tires regularly, you will be complying with many tire manufacturers’ warranty. If you’re skeptical, refer to your Jeep’s manual for detailed maintenance practices and the rotation pattern.