How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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If you enjoy the finer things in life, then you’re likely familiar with the automotive selection that Pepe Auto Group provides. Along with top-quality vehicles, we offer insightful car care information to make sure your premium ride is running smoothly. Since tires are your only point of contact with the Yonkers streets, it’s important to know how many miles to rotate tires. 

So, how often should you rotate your tires? Generally, a tire rotation interval of 5,000 – 7,500 miles is recommended. However, when to rotate tires can vary based on the recommendations in your owner’s manual and other factors. Learn more about how many miles to rotate tires and other car care tips with us below!

Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

Depending on your drivetrain, you may be wondering how often should you rotate your tires for a front-wheel drive (FWD) car or rear-wheel drive (RWD). First, let’s discuss what these designations mean. Simply put, FWD or RWD refers to where the engine power is sent. So, for FWD cars, the front tires get the bulk of the engine power, with the opposite being true for RWD models. Take a look at how many miles to rotate tires for FWD and RWD vehicles and more:

  • FWD and RWD cars require a tire rotation approximately every 5,000 to 7,500 miles.
  • If you’re taking on a FWD tire rotation in your own New Rochelle garage, keep in mind that you’ll flip sides when moving the rear tires. So, the rear right tire will go to the front left side. However, when moving the tires back, you’ll keep them on the same side. 
  • For a RWD tire rotation, flip the pattern above. Flip sides when moving the front tires back, but keep them on the same sides when you move the tires forward. 
  • Your driving habits will impact your need for tire rotations. If you frequently off-road, travel through construction zones, or traverse tough terrain, you may need tire rotations more often.

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

Now that you know when to rotate tires for FWD and RWD options, it’s time to learn when to rotate tires if you drive an all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicle. Since engine power is sent to each wheel when AWD is engaged, your tire rotations will be more frequent and require a unique pattern. Most AWD vehicles require a tire rotation every 3,000-5,000 miles, the following pattern should be used each time:

  1. The left rear goes to the right front spot.
  2. The right rear goes to the left front spot.
  3. The right front goes to the left rear spot.
  4. The left front goes to the right rear spot.

If you’re a seasoned DIY-er, you may be able to take this job on in your own Stamford driveway with no problems. However, we recommend visiting one of our service locations to enjoy efficient and affordable tire rotations without the hassle. 

Why Rotate Tires?

Now that you know when to rotate your tires, you may be curious why you should even bother with this chore in the first place. Common sense tells you that tire rotations can help your tires last longer, but there are other important reasons to keep up with tire care:

  • Greater traction on slippery roads
  • Reduced noise on the road
  • Alleviates unnecessary stress on the drivetrain

Get Your Tire Advice From Pepe Auto Group

If you have any lingering questions about how to care for your vehicle, don’t hesitate to reach out to Pepe Auto Group for guidance. Our team specializes in high-end care, but we service all models. Turn to us for all of your automotive needs today!

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