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How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Mechanic with Tires

Knowing when to rotate your tires can be tricky. You might be wondering, “How many miles is it to rotate your tires?” In general, the recommendation is to rotate your tires about every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. To get an exact number for your vehicle, you should consult your owner’s manual. Learn more about tire rotation frequency and then visit our service department if you need a tire rotation.

Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

This main distinction between front-wheel drive (FWD) and rear-wheel drive (RWD) is where power is sent from the engine. In FWD, power is sent to the front tire, and in RWD, power is sent to the rear wheels. This is important to know since the tires getting most of the engine power will wear faster. If you drive a FWD or RWD vehicle, here are some things to consider:

  • For FWD or RWD cars, it’s recommended to rotate tires every 5,000 to 7,500 miles.
  • 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 an RWD car, reverse the process above. Flip sides when moving the front tires to the back, but keep the rear tires on the same side when moving them forward.
  • Keep in mind how often you drive. If you take the Castroville backroads often, this will impact how often you should rotate your tires.
  • To know how many miles to rotate your tires specifically, consult your owner’s manual.

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

If you’re not sure when to rotate tires on an all-wheel drive (AWD) car, here are some things to consider. Unlike FWD and RWD, the tires on AWD wear differently and at different speeds. For AWD, the general recommendation to rotate tires is every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. For specific numbers, always check your owner’s manual. If you’re not sure about when to rotate your tires, schedule a service with us at Brown Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.

Why Should You Rotate Tires?

Now that you know how often you should rotate your tires, you might be wondering what the actual benefits of tire rotation are. Besides the extended life on your tires, here are some other benefits to regular tire rotation:

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

To be prepared for all kinds of weather conditions, you should rotate your tires regularly. How many miles to rotate your tires will depend on your vehicle and driving habits. If you need new tires, we can perform a tire replacement in our express lane.

Schedule a Tire Rotation at Brown Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram

How often should you rotate your tires? The recommendation is every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, but check your owner’s manual, or consult the service team at Brown Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram for an exact number. You can learn about other helpful service tips, like how to unlock a steering wheel, when you visit us. Contact us to help keep your tires running well on the Devine roads. To answer any other car-related questions like what GVWR means, visit Brown Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.

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