All about Tires – Tire Tread & Rotation

In the midst of the spring months, it is as important as ever that your vehicle is equipped to handle the elements of cold, snow and slush. Having the right tires in spring – which often includes winter conditions – is important in keeping you and your family safe as you venture out in the Colorado elements.

What is tire tread and why is it important?

Tire tread allows your tires to better grip snowy and wet roads. There are varying types of tread patterns found on different kinds of tires; winter tires have larger, deeper grooves that allow for better traction and brake control when driving in slushy conditions. If the tread on your tires is getting worn out, it’s best to come in and get your tires replaced – your safety should always be top priority when considering automotive repairs!

Why should I rotate my tires?

Tire rotation is exactly what it sounds like – it involves the moving of tires on a vehicle to a different location. If you have a four-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive vehicle, this usually involves moving the rear tires to the corresponding front sides, and the front tires to the opposite rear sides. If you have a front-wheel-drive vehicle, the front tires are typically moved straight to the rear while the rear tires are moved to opposite sides on the front.

Tire rotation is incredibly important as it prevents uneven wear on your tires. It is especially necessary in the winter and spring, where worn out tire tread can be increasingly unsafe on slippery roads. Your vehicle’s owner manual contains information regarding how often you should have your tires rotated.

Part of staying safe on the road is knowing how to best care for your vehicle. If you think it may be time to switch out your tires due to worn out tread, or to prevent worn tread by rotating your tires, our caring team of experts at Houska has you covered. We make tire buying and servicing easier than ever – come and see us today for help with all of your tires needs!

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