Tire rotations are important. They give your tires their best chance at a long life by evening out wear, and save you money in the long run because you won’t have to replace tires as often.
I had a car come in recently that was a clear example of one that had never gotten a tire rotation. It had only 20,000 miles on it, but the front tires were down to the legal limit of 2/32nds of an inch of tread on the outside edges, but unevenly worn compared to the inside edges.
It’s hard to show in a picture, but the rear tires hadn’t fared well either. While they still had good tread, they were showing the sign of never having been rotated. It seems that Hondas tend to cause choppy tire wear when they don’t get rotated. When you rub your hand along the inside edge of the tread it feels bumpylike a washboard. This often causes noise when driving, and the only thing you can do to fix it is replace them.
The recommended tire rotation interval is different for different cars, but I would recommend every 5,000 or 10,000 miles, or most of the times you get your oil changed.
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