How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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How often should you rotate your tires? Generally, when to rotate tires should be every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. This works as a rule of thumb, but consult your owner’s manual for exact figures. Need more information? Review this guide from the service department at Westpointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge, your Oklahoma City-area Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram dealer.

Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

“Front-wheel drive” and “rear-wheel drive” simply refer to where power from the engine is sent. Front-wheel drive or FWD cars push the front tires, while rear-wheel drive or RWD cars send it to the rear tires. The set of tires getting the bulk of the engine power wear faster than the others. So keep these tire rotation tips in mind, depending on the vehicle you drive:

  • For FWD or RWD cars, tire rotation usually needs to be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles.
  • Flip sides when moving the rear tires on a FWD vehicle, i.e. the rear right tire will go on the front left. Keep tires on the same side when moving front to back.
  • On a RWD car, invert the process above. Switch sides when moving the front tires to the back, but keep the rear tires on the same side when moving them forward.
  • Off-roading or heavy towing will affect how often you need to rotate your tires. Talk with the service experts at Westpointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge to get a better idea of a maintenance schedule that fits your driving habits.

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

Curious how many miles to rotate tires on an all-wheel-drive or AWD model? Each tire wears differently on these vehicles, and at different speeds. So most experts say to rotate tires on an AWD vehicle every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. But of course, check your owner’s manual for specific numbers for your particular vehicle. Can’t remember the last time you performed a tire rotation? Schedule service at Westpointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge and get an inspection to see if you’re due. Tires usually require a rotation once the tread variance exceeds 2/32 of an inch.

Why Rotate Tires?

Why is it important to rotate your tires? Tire rotation extends the life of your tires and gives your vehicle a variety of additional benefits:

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

Be better prepared for hazardous weather around El Reno, and keep tire rotations as part of your maintenance plan. Properly caring for your tires doesn’t mean they’ll last forever. So if you’re in need of replacement, we can help you out!

Get More Tire Advice from Westpointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge

For any information regarding tire care, contact us today. Our certified technicians near Mustang are always standing by to help answer your questions and provide trusted advice, including how to check car oil and other service tips.

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