How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

How often should you rotate your tires? In most cases, after traveling 5,000 to 7,500 miles is a good interval of when to rotate tires. While this is a good rule of thumb, your model may have different requirements, especially if you frequently utilize your vehicle for off-roading or for commercial purposes. Your owner’s manual is your best guide on when to rotate tires, but our service team can provide answers if you are unsure. Still have questions on how often should you rotate your tires? Follow our comprehensive guide from the automotive experts at Bernard's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram below!

Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

No matter what type of vehicle you drive in Hudson, you will need to know when to rotate tires. The recommendation of how many miles to rotate tires for front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive vehicles is roughly the same, so regular tire care is key for optimal performance of any model. 

What is the difference between front and rear-wheel drive? Simply put, if your engine sends the power to the wheels in the front, you have FWD. If the power generated by the engine is transferred to the wheels in the back, you have a RWD model. This is a key distinction as the set of tires that receive the power output will take on the most wear and tear. Keep the following in mind so you can be aware of when to rotate tires:

  • 5,000 to 7,500 miles is the general rule of how many miles to rotate tires for both FWD and RWD. Exact recommendations can be found in your owner’s manual.
  • If you want to take on a tire rotation in your Amery garage, you need to be aware of the positions to move the tires. For a FWD tire rotation, you need to flip sides when moving the rear tires. The right rear tire will go to the front left and the left rear will go to the front right. When you move the front tires to the back, keep them on the same side as they were.
  • For a RWD tire rotation, flip the process above. Invert sides when flipping the front tires to the back, but keep the rear tires on the same side when moving them forward. 
  • Be mindful of your driving habits. If you frequently travel on dirt or gravel roads, or through rough construction sites around Clear Lake, you may need more frequent tire rotations. Take advantage of our service coupons to save on tire rotations no matter how many miles to rotate tires is recommended for you!

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

Wondering when to rotate tires if you own an all-wheel-drive model? Tire rotations on these models are slightly different as the tire wear will occur at unique intervals and amounts. Most car care experts recommend that traveling 3,000 to 5,000 miles is a good indication of how many miles to rotate tires. Like with all tire maintenance, your owner’s manual is your go-to source for specific instructions. However, if you are still unsure, schedule service with us and we can quickly rotate your tires and provide guidance for when to rotate tires in the future!

Why Rotate Tires?

Most drivers know that tire rotations are important for extending the lifespan of your tires. Along with that, keeping up with your tire rotation recommendations will bring additional benefits:

  • Improved traction in rough conditions
  • Less noise on the road
  • Relieves unnecessary stress and strain on the drivetrain

Tire rotations will help you stay prepared for any conditions you may encounter in New Richmond. Drive with peace of mind knowing your connection to the road is secure with properly-maintained tires. 

Get Your Tire Advice From Bernard's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Ready for a tire rotation? Not sure if you are due just yet? Contact us today and we can help you get on track with your tire care. Our certified technicians are standing by to take care of your maintenance needs and you can stop into our express lane service center if you are short on time!

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