Tire care is very important for safe travels. All that vehicle weight, varied road conditions, and turning, cause your tires to wear unevenly. The tires develop wear patterns. Rotating the tires will extend the life of the tires. You are basically evening out the wear patterns. The general recommendation is to rotate the tires every 5,000 to 10,000 miles.
It is also important to make sure you keep your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Following the manufacturers’ recommendations on this will help your tires to wear evenly and give you a smoother ride.
Proper tire inflation is also key in getting the best gas mileage possible. Underinflated tires can cut your fuel economy by 2 percent per pound. For example, if your tires are supposed to be inflated to 32 psi and the pressure they are at is only 27 psi, your gas mileage is reduced by 10 percent.