How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Rotating tires

When it comes to rotating tires, for almost all vehicles, it’s dependent on mileage, not on the type of vehicle you’re driving. But how many miles to rotate tires? For most tires, they need to be rotated every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, but you should always consult your owner’s manual for more vehicle-specific information for your Janesville vehicle. If you need help or have any questions, feel free to contact us or reach out to our service center team, and we’ll get you on the right path.



When to Rotate Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

It’s important to note that your tire rotation needs will differ depending on the type of vehicle, and you should be aware of these things in order to best take care of your vehicle for those Chester drives. A front-wheel drive vehicle sends power from the engine to the front wheels, and this causes the front tires to wear faster than the rear ones. The opposite is true with a rear-wheel drive vehicle, as the rear wheels receive power and wear faster. So keep in mind:

  • A FWD or RWD car will need its tires rotated every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, as recommended in the owner’s manual.
  • Performing a FWD tire rotation yourself? When you move the rear tires to the front, be sure to flip sides. For example, the rear left tire will go on the front right – but when you move the front tires back, keep them on the same side.
  • For a RWD car, simply flip the process. Move the front tires directly back, then move the back tires forward and switch sides.
  • If you regularly drive on rough roads, you may want to rotate your tires more quickly.

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

AWD, on the other hand, has a bit of a different process. Since tires on all-wheel drive vehicles wear differently, many experts recommend rotating them every 3,000 to 5,000 miles in order to keep you and your passengers safe and comfortable out on the road in Standish and Litchfield. So we suggest coming in for maintenance regularly, and we’ll check tread wear differences to see if it’s time for a rotation. Most tires require rotation once the tread variance is over 2/32 of an inch.

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