How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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Many are interested to know how often you should rotate your tires. Typically, we recommend rotating your tires every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Though keep in mind that each vehicle differs. For more exact information on when to rotate your tires, be sure to double check with your owner’s manual. Read on to learn more about when and how often to rotate your tires with our service team at Texan GMC Buick.

Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

When rotating your tires, it’s important to pay attention to the designations of front-wheel and rear-wheel drive. This means knowing if the power from the engine is being sent to the front wheels (front-wheel drive) or the rear wheels (rear-wheel drive). The set of tires receiving the most power from the engine tend to 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 Texan GMC Buick to get a better idea of a maintenance schedule that fits your driving habits.

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

If you drive an all-wheel drive vehicle, you may be wondering how many miles to rotate tires on an AWD model. These types of vehicle work slightly differently as each tire will wear differently and at different speeds. The tire rotation timeline for these are at 3,000 to 5,000 miles. As mentioned above, this is a good rule of thumb, but you’ll want to check for more specific times in your owner’s manual. When the time comes for a tire rotation, be sure to schedule service with us at Texan GMC Buick.

Why Rotate Tires?

So why is it important to know when to rotate tires or even rotate them at all? Simple. Rotating your tires will extend the life of your tires. Beyond that, keeping up with regular tire rotation will give your vehicle additional benefits such as:

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

You’ll be able to relax when the weather starts to get bad as your tire rotations will make it safer to drive in hazardous weather conditions. Remember that properly caring for your tires does help them last longer, but that doesn’t mean they’ll last forever. If you’re in need of a replacement, check out our tire center.

Get Your Tire Advice From Texan GMC Buick

Contact our team for more information on tire care, our other available services, and much more. Our certified technicians are here to help you better care for your vehicle. Our dealership also offers service specials to help you save more on the services you need.

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