09 Sep 2014

Help Your Tires Drive Stronger & Last Longer with Regular Rotation

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Help your tires drive stronger & last longer with regular rotation

To avoid uneven tread wear and extend a tire’s life, you should rotate them every 6,000 – 8,000 miles.

A couple of helpful ways to remember:

  • If you’re using regular oil, rotate tires every other oil change
  • If you’re using synthetic oil, rotate tires every oil change

What does it mean to have my tires rotated?

Rotating your tires means moving them from one side of the vehicle to the other, moving them from front to back, or a combination of both. This helps avoid uneven tire wear, which can lead to poor performance and decreased gas mileage.

Your tire-rotation service includes:

  • Removing the tires
  • Inspecting the wear patterns
  • Putting tires back on where they will wear most evenly
  • Resetting the tire-pressure monitors as needed

Why is it important to rotate my tires?

Tires may wear differently depending on their position on the vehicle, your driving style, and the condition of your suspension. Regularly rotating your tires helps evenly distribute tire wear — helping you get the most miles out of your tires while maximizing traction on all four wheels.

The tires mounted on the drive wheels of any vehicle perform extra duty because they apply the power to the pavement. On front-wheel-drive vehicles that is amplified by the weight of the engine and transmission, and because the front tires do most of the work in turns. Rotating the tires between front and rear spreads out the burden so they wear evenly. Automakers that offer all-wheel-drive cars also recommend rotating tires regularly.

How often should I have my tires rotated?

Regular tire rotation should be considered basic maintenance and should be performed every 6,000-8,000 miles. We suggest you follow the recommended schedule outlined in your owner’s manual, but rotate the tires at least once a year.