How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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How often should you rotate your tires to keep them in great condition? Many car owners in Farmerville want to know. Most experts recommend a tire rotation schedule of 5,000 – 7,500 miles, but this should generally only be viewed as a ground rule. The interval for when to rotate tires for your specific vehicle may vary based on the tire type, drivetrain, and even your driving habits. Keep reading with the service center at Benoit Motors to learn more about how many miles to rotate tires!

When to Rotate Tires on FWD & RWD Vehicles

As you may have surmised, “front-wheel drive (FWD)” and “rear-wheel drive (RWD)” refer to where engine power is distributed. On a vehicle with front-wheel drive, power is distributed to the front tires. On a car with rear-wheel drive, the power is directed to the rear tires. The tires receiving the power will naturally wear out faster than the others, which is why we rotate tires in the first place – to ensure an even rate of wear across all four. If you drive a vehicle with front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive in Monroe, check out these helpful tips:

  • The basic 5,000-7,500-mile interval applies to both rear-wheel drive and front-wheel drive tire rotation schedules. However, you will want to confirm the interval in your owner’s manual.
  • When rotating the tires on a vehicle with front-wheel drive, you must follow the correct rotation pattern: the rear right tire moves to the front left, and the rear left tire moves to the front right. The front tires can remain on the same side when moved to the back.
  • For a car with rear-wheel drive, simply invert the aforementioned pattern! You’ll move the front right tire to the rear left and the front left tire to the rear right. Then, the rear tires will stay on the same side when moved to the front.
  • Your driving habits will also affect how many miles you need to rotate tires. For example, off-road driving or consistent high-mileage driving will wear your tires out faster, so you’ll want to rotate them more frequently.

If you’re still unsure about when to rotate tires for your specific vehicle, reach out to our team. Our friendly service advisors will be glad to help you create a tire rotation schedule based on your driving habits!

How Many Miles to Rotate Tires On AWD Vehicles

How often should you rotate your tires if your vehicle uses all-wheel drive (AWD)? All-wheel drive vehicles distribute power to all four tires based on the changing road conditions, meaning each tire might wear out at a slightly different rate. For this reason, many experts recommend rotating tires on all-wheel drive vehicles every 3,000-5,000 miles, but again, you’ll want to double-check your owner’s manual.

Reach out to our dealership if you’re unsure about needing a tire rotation. We’ll advise you on what to do!

Why Is Tire Rotation Important?

Like oil changes, tire rotation is often regarded as an inconvenient but vitally necessary maintenance item. In addition to ensuring your tires last as long as intended on Alexandria roads, routine tire rotations provide the following benefits:

  • Optimal traction when the roads are slick or uneven
  • Less road noise
  • Relief of unnecessary strain on the drivetrain

In addition to tire rotations, maintaining the right tire pressure is crucial to preventing rapid or uneven tire wear. When your TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) warns you of low tire pressure, don’t wait too long to refill the afflicted tire(s).

Schedule a Tire Rotation in DeRidder Today!

Can’t recall the last time your tires were rotated? Contact Benoit Motors to get your tires rotated and get a specific number of how many miles to rotate your tires after receiving service. That way, you’ll be ready to get your tires rotated when they need to be rotated!

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