How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Rotating tires
 

Tires that have been unevenly worn can be dangerous in hazardous road conditions. Tire rotation ensures that tires wear evenly. But how often should you rotate your tires? For most cars, when to rotate tires would be every 6,000-8,000 miles. But that’s not always the case. Our service department wants to help you keep your car running on our Lees Summit roads. That’s why we’ve put together the guidelines below on how many miles to rotate tires. So, read on to learn when to rotate tires on your vehicle.

 

 

When to Rotate Tires for Optimal Performance

When to rotate tires depends on what kind of drivetrain your vehicle has. So, how often should you rotate your tires if your vehicle is FWD as opposed to AWD? We break out tire rotation frequency by drivetrain below, as well as how to rotate your tires:

FWD Car or Truck

  • How many miles to rotate tires: 6,000 to 8,000
  • Front left tire: rotate to rear right
  • Front right tire: rotate to rear left
  • Rear left tire: rotate to front left
  • Rear right tire: rotate to front right

RWD Car or Truck

  • How many miles to rotate tires: 6,000 to 8,000
  • Front left tire: rotate to rear left
  • Front right tire: rotate to rear right
  • Rear left tire: rotate to front right
  • Rear right tire: rotate to front left

4WD Car or Truck

  • How many miles to rotate tires: 6,000 to 8,000
  • Front left tire: rotate to rear right
  • Front right tire: rotate to rear left
  • Rear left tire: rotate to front right
  • Rear right tire: rotate to front left

AWD Vehicle

  • How many miles to rotate tires: 5,000 to 7,500 miles
  • How to do it: Don’t! Schedule an appointment to have a professional do this.

How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires for a Dually Truck?

The tires on a dually pickup are rotated at the same frequency as most other vehicles, but how they are rotated is somewhat different as it involves rotating six tires instead of four. Follow the steps below:

Dually Pickup

  • How many miles to rotate tires: 6,000 to 8,000 miles or every six months
  • Front left tire: rotate to rear left (outside)
  • Front right tire: rotate to rear right (outside)
  • Rear left tire (inside): rotate to front left
  • Rear left tire (outside): rotate to rear left (inside)
  • Rear right tire (inside): rotate to front right
  • Rear right tire (outside): rotate to rear right (inside)

Let the Tire Pros at Show Me Auto Mall of Harrisonville Help

Is it time to rotate the tires on your car? Our service center can take care of that for you and get you back on the road in no time. Just be sure to take advantage of our service specials. And, if you found this guide to be helpful, check out our other automotive tips. We’re just a short drive away from Belton, so drop by or contact us today!

 

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