Eddy C from Altamonte Springs asks: Why is it important to rotate and balance my tires?

Thanks for the question, Eddy. Under normal circumstances, the front and rear tires do not wear evenly. One of the main reasons is that the steering and the additional weight from the engine each cause additional wear on the front tires. Also, most cars are now front-wheel drive , and drive wheels tend to wear out faster. Rotating the tires helps the tread to last longer, which helps the car maintain equal grip on all wheels. Balancing the wheels helps give the car a smoother ride and also reduces wear on the suspension system.