How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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Rotating your tires is an important part of maintaining your vehicle. So how often should you rotate your tires? Generally, you should have a tire rotation between 5,000 and 8,000 miles. While this is a good rule of thumb, you’ll want to check with your vehicle’s owner’s manual to ensure you have more specific guidelines for your model. In the meantime, learn more about rotating tires with our service team at Springfield Mitsubishi - Reading near Pottstown.

Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

What does front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive mean? This is simply the designation of where the power from the engine goes. With front-wheel drive models, the power is sent to the front tires and the rear-wheel drive models have the power sent to the rear tires. This means the set of tires getting the bulk of the engine power will wear faster than the others. Should you drive a FWD or RWD vehicle, keep these tire rotation tips in mind:

  • For FWD or RWD cars, tire rotation needs to be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Be sure to consult your owner’s manual for exact figures.
  • If you’re performing a FWD tire rotation yourself, keep in mind to flip sides when moving the rear tires. For example, the rear right tire will go on the front left. However, when moving the front tires to the back, keep them on the same side.
  • When rotating tires on an RWD car, invert the process above. Flip sides when moving the front tires to the back, but keep the rear tires on the same side when moving them forward.
  • Keep in mind how you drive, like off-roading, will affect how often you need to rotate your tires. Talk with the service experts at Springfield Mitsubishi - Reading to get a better idea of a maintenance schedule that fits your driving habits.

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

If your vehicle is an all-wheel drive (AWD) model, your vehicle will have a different tire rotation pattern than FWD or RWD models. With these vehicles, the power from the engine is sent to all wheels meaning the tire rotation needs to be completed in a specific way to ensure no one tire wears faster than the others. Most AWD tires need to be rotated every 3,000 – 5,000 miles if you use AWD regularly in Lancaster. You’ll also follow these tips when rotating your tires at home:

  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.

Why Rotate Tires?

After learning how and when to rotate tires, you may be wondering why it’s important to rotate them at all. In short, this process will help extend the life of your tires. In addition to this, regular tire rotation gives your vehicle other benefits such as:

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

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