Tire rotation is one of the most important maintenance procedures you can do to help prolong the life of a tire. When a vehicle is driven down the road, the tires gradually wear down but they do not all wear at the same rate. To extend the tread life of a tire, it is recommended that tires be rotated periodically. The rotation of tires helps promote more even tire wear on all tires of the vehicle. Always consult your owner’s manual for specific recommendations, and if no information can be located, rotation every 5,000 to 8,000 miles is a good rule of thumb.