When it comes to maintaining your vehicle, most people know the important aspects they should keep up with, such as washing their car and changing its oil. However, there’s one task that many forget about, which is rotating the tires.
While many mechanics will remind customers about this, not all do, leaving people with tires that have never gone through a rotation. You need to know how often you should rotate your tires to make sure this doesn’t happen to your car, and that’s what we’re here to talk to you about today.
When To Rotate Your Tires
Tire rotation is not the same for all tires and vehicles. Some tires simply wear out much faster than others. A tire’s quality and how hard the driver is on their wheels often determine if the tire needs rotating. While this means your rotation timing will vary wildly from someone else’s, the general range is 5,000 to 7,500 miles.
However, that’s only the case for FWD or RWD vehicles. If you have an AWD vehicle, you’ll need to rotate your tires more often since your tires will wear out faster and at different speeds. For AWD, you should rotate them every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.
Why You Should Do It
Now that you know how often you need to rotate your tires let’s get into why it’s necessary. If you never move your tires around, some of them will wear out much more quickly than others. That means you will have to buy new tires more often since the worn-out ones will no longer be drivable. To make matters worse, it’s not a good idea to only buy one or two tires at a time since the tires already on your vehicle won’t have the same level of grip as the new ones, so you’ll end up replacing all four anyway.
Another reason for rotating your tires is there will be less strain on your car’s drivetrain, so you’ll have less road noise—which increases your car’s longevity.
How To Get This Task Done
Unfortunately, tire rotation isn’t something the average person can do on their own. You need a way to fully suspend your car to move the tires around. You’ll have to take your vehicle to a professional to complete the task.
Lucky for you, you’re already in the right place. The Wheel and Tire Superstore can easily perform a tire rotation to help you determine if you need new tires or an alignment. We’re the pros when it comes to all things tires, so you can rest easy knowing that we’ll handle your tire rotation the right way.