With the winter getting colder and colder, what would you do if you couldn’t trust the tires of your Ford SUV? What if you didn’t know? Well, at Don’s Ford of Utica, we recommend regular maintenance. So today, we want to talk to you about some very important issues to keep your 2020 Ford Escape running safe on the road.

Tire Rotations

Making sure that your tires are healthy starts with rotating them. Far too many of our customers end up getting the tires their Ford Escape came with and coming back when there’s a flat. But if they rotated them every 6,000-8,000 miles, like we recommend, then their tires would actually live much longer since they can wear much more evenly.

Unrotated tires wear unevenly – if your Ford Escape has front-wheel drive, then the front tires end up doing more work as they move directly under your engine’s power. They also develop more wear from turns because a majority of the vehicle’s weight lies upon them as you navigate it through. By switching tires around, you give high-use tires a break, and rear tires a break to develop a bit more wear.

Time of year is also a very important consideration – being in winter, it’s time to break out the winter tires, especially if there’s snow on the ground. Snow tires are designed to provide better traction through chunkier tread patterns as well as being specially-formulated to perform best at lower temperatures.

When you need all of these services done, the best place to come in is our Ford Service department. Our expert technicians know your vehicle inside and out, and we will provide your Ford Escape with fast, friendly service. If any tire needs to be replaced, we’ll gladly offer up an OEM replacement to ensure the best longevity and durability on the market. Take care out there!