Tire rotation is the practice of moving the wheels and tires of an automobile from one position to another, to ensure even tire wear. Even tire wear is desirable to extend the useful life of a set of tires. The weight on the front and rear axles differs which causes uneven wear.
When a tire manufacturer states that their tire will get a certain mileage, it's based on tire rotations being done every 10,000 km so it's very important for you to schedule yourself for this.
If you don't rotate your tires, you will find that the front tires will wear much faster than the rears and you may get uneven wear or choppiness to the front tires.
There are many ways to rotate tires but we find that for most situations, we will rotate the Left Front to Left Rear (and vise-versa) and the Right Front to Right Rear (and vise-versa).
If the tires have some uneven wear or if the customer requests a different method, we will rotate in a different pattern.