How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

The general rule of thumb on when to rotate tires is based around your mileage. Once you go somewhere around 5,000-7,500 miles, you should have your tires rotated. However, while this is not a bad tip for the average vehicle on Beavercreek and Springfield’s streets, you should also check your specific model’s owner’s manual to get a more exact figure. Want to know more on when to rotate tires? Let the experts at Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT walk you through how many miles to rotate tires depending on your drivetrain, as well as more tire rotation tips. We’ll answer any questions you may have and even guide you on the proper tire rotation pattern.

Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

The difference between a front-wheel and rear-wheel drivetrain is that with FWD, your engine sends power to the front wheels, and with RWD it gets sent to the rear wheels. Depending on which kind of drivetrain your vehicle has, this could mean you’ll likely have different amounts wear-and-tear for either set of tires. Here are some tire rotation tips to keep in mind if you have a rear-wheel drive or front-wheel drive-based vehicle.

  • Again, for RWD or FWD vehicles, you should at least be doing a tire rotation every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, although you will want to get a better estimate from your owner’s manual.
  • In the case that you want to perform a tire rotation yourself and you have a FWD-enabled vehicle, it’s important that you flip sides when moving your tires. What we mean, is that your left rear tire should go to the front right position, and the right rear tire should go to the left front position. The front tires, however, should be moved to the rear on the same side they started.
  • If you have a car with RWD, then just flip the process. The front tires should flip sides when moving back, and the rear tires should stay on their respective side when being moved forward.
  • Depending on your typical driving conditions, you may need to rotate your tires more frequently. Contact our specialists to learn more about tire rotation based on your driving habits.

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

Want to know how many miles to rotate tires when you have an AWD vehicle? Since this system is sending power to all of your tires at once, it is generally suggested that you go only 3,000 to 5,000 miles before rotating. Again, though, you should check your owner’s manual to get a better number. In case you can’t remember the last time you got a tire rotation, schedule a service appointment at Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT in Xenia. Our experts can perform a quick inspection to see if your tires should be rotated.

Why Rotate Tires?

While performing tire rotations do in fact extend the lifetime of your vehicle’s tires, they also have these additional benefits:

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

Be sure to remember when to rotate tires on your vehicle and include this in your regular maintenance schedule. Learn what causes uneven tire tread wear with Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT to keep an even better eye out for the condition of your tires.

Get Additional Maintenance Advice from Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT

Contact us today if you need to rotate your tires, or if you need a new set. Our Xenia dealership is just a short drive away from the heart of Wilmington and Bellbrook, so stop on by soon! For more, take a look at our guide to changing your car battery, how to change a brake light, and how to wash your car.  

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