How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Tire rotation in service bay

If you are wondering when to rotate tires, this task should be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Although this is a good general rule for most drivers, it is a good idea to check your owner’s manual for recommendations from the manufacturer. Still looking for more information on when to rotate tires? Read through this simple guide from the folks at Envision Motors.

Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

Wondering about the difference between front-wheel and rear-wheel drive? It is where the power from the engine is sent. If you have a front-wheel drive car, the power will go to the front tires. For a rear-wheel drive car, the power is sent to the back tires. Because of this, the tires receiving the majority of the power from the engine will start to show signs of wear and tear earlier than the other tires. If you have a FWD or RWD vehicle, remember these tire rotation tips:

  • For FWD or RWD cars, tire rotation needs to be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Follow any recommendations in your owner’s manual.
  • If you’re performing a FWD tire rotation yourself, keep in mind to flip sides when moving the rear tires. For example, the rear right tire will go on the front left. However, when moving the front tires to the back, keep them on the same side.
  • When rotating tires on a RWD car, the opposite is true. Flip sides when moving the front tires to the back, but keep the rear tires on the same side when moving them forward.
  • Your driving habits, like off-roading, can affect how often you need to rotate your tires. The experts at Envision Motors would be glad to provide recommendations based on your daily driving habits.

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

Curious how many miles to rotate tires on an AWD model? This interval varies because each tire wears at a different rate. According to most automotive experts, those with an AWD vehicle should get a tire rotation every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Remember, though, to always check your owner’s manual for exact numbers specific to your particular make and model. If you can’t remember the last time you performed a tire rotation, don’t hesitate to schedule service at one of our locations near and . We’ll perform an inspection to see if it is time for a tire rotation.
Mechanic removing wheel for tire rotation

Why Rotate Tires?

One of the most important reasons to keep up with regular tire rotations is that this maintenance task helps to prolong the life of your tires. Beyond that, regular tire rotation provides several other benefits:

  • Improved traction on slippery roads
  • Less noise on the road
  • Less unnecessary stress on the drivetrain

To be better prepared for hazardous weather around , keep tire rotations as part of your maintenance plan. Even the best-maintained tires will need to be replaced eventually. Have your tires evaluated by a professional today!

Get Your Tire Advice From Envision Motors

For any information regarding tire care, contact us today. We would be glad to answer any questions that you may have. We can also answer other service-related questions like, “How do I check my transmission fluid?” and “How to change a Mercedes-Benz key fob?”

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