How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

How often should you rotate your tires? When you purchase a new vehicle, it’s an important question to ask. Generally speaking, car tires should be rotated every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. For an exact interval as it pertains to your specific make and model, be sure to consult your owner’s manual. In the meantime, Fremont car owners looking to increase their auto maintenance knowledge can learn more about when to rotate tires with the service team at Lexus of Pleasanton below!

When to Rotate Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

As you may have surmised, front-wheel and rear-wheel drive refer to the tires that do the most work on Dublin roads. On a front-wheel-drive car, it’s the front tires that receive power from the engine. On a rear-wheel-drive car, the rear wheels receive the power. The tires that receive the power will naturally wear out faster than the others, hence the need for tire rotation. Learn how many miles to rotate tires for FWD and RWD cars and more related tips, below:

  • Most FWD and RWD cars can have tire rotation every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Again, consult your owner’s manual for an exact figure.
  • Attempting to perform a tire rotation at home in Livermore? Be sure to follow the correct pattern. For example, when rotating tires on a FWD vehicle, the rear tires need to flip sides when they move to the front. However, the front tires will stay on the same side when you move them to the rear.
  • When you need to rotate tires on a RWD car, the above process is simply inverted. Switch sides when the front tires move to the back, but keep the back tires on the same side when they move to the front.
  • A final tip to keep in mind: The driving conditions you subject your vehicle to, like off-roading or racing, will directly affect when to rotate tires for your vehicle. Contact our service experts to start a conversation about your individual driving habits today!

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

Need to know how many miles to rotate tires on an all-wheel-drive vehicle? AWD models are slightly different, as all four tires are working together and will wear out at varying rates. Many experts say to rotate tires on an AWD car every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, but you guessed it: You should check your owner’s manual for more direct guidance.

Why is it Important to Rotate Tires?

You may be wondering, why do I need to rotate the tires on my vehicle at all? It goes without saying that rotating tires prolongs their life, but there are additional benefits to this regular maintenance task:

  • Improved traction on slippery roads
  • Less road noise during your daily travels
  • Relieves unnecessary stress on the drivetrain

Local drivers know that the rainy season around Pleasanton can present challenges on the freeway and on city streets, but keeping your tires rotated at regular intervals will help to preserve their traction – and your safety. Remember, even with proper care, your tires will eventually wear to the point of requiring replacement. If you need a proper new set, consult our tire center for assistance.

Schedule Tire Rotation at Lexus of Pleasanton!

Is your vehicle overdue for a tire rotation or do you need help resetting your check engine light? Schedule service online with Lexus of Pleasanton, or call us at 925-401-3565 to make an appointment over the phone. Be sure to check out our latest service specials before your appointment so you don’t miss out on tire service savings!

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