How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

In general, tires need to be changed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, and your user manual can provide a more specific figure for when to rotate tires on your specific vehicle. However, there are a few other factors that can influence how often you’ll need some fresh treads to drive safely on Troy roads.

Tire Rotation on FWD and RWD Vehicles

If your car uses front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive, you’ll need to pay special attention to your tire rotation schedule. A FWD vehicle sends power exclusively to the front wheels, which causes the front tires to wear faster than the rear. The opposite is true for RWD vehicles, with the rear tires wearing faster than the front. Keep the following facts in mind if you’re wondering when to rotate tires on your FWD or RWD vehicle:

  • You should rotate your tires every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, or as recommended in the owner’s manual of your FWD or RWD vehicle.
  • Performing a FWD tire rotation yourself? In order to make sure the tires wear evenly, you’ll need to move the right front tire to the back left position, and the left front tire to the back right.
  • For the back tires, move them to the front — but keep them on the same side.
  • For a RWD car, it’s just the reverse. Move the front tires directly back, then move the back tires forward and switch sides.

It’s also a good idea to get your tires checked out by a service center more often if you regularly drive on rough roads. Visit Dave Arbogast in Troy and we’ll help you build a custom maintenance plan that suits your needs — so that you can keep driving with confidence on the Vandalia roads.

Rotating Tires on an AWD Vehicle

If you drive an AWD vehicle, your tire rotation schedule will be a bit different. Because all four tires are getting power, all four will wear a different way. Experts recommend changing AWD tires every 3,000 to 5,000 miles — although again, your user manual will provide a more exact estimate. We suggest staying on the safe side and schedule service at a trusted service center like Dave Arbogast on a regular basis. That way our expert technicians can keep tabs on your tires’ tread wear differences. Most tires require rotation once the tread variance is over 2/32 of an inch.

Rely On Dave Arbogast for Tire Care

Visit or contact us at Dave Arbogast, where we offer expert advice on tire care and much more. Be sure to check out our service specials before making your appointment, and staying in the know with our service tips aimed at keeping Troy drivers safe and secure on the road!

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