How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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Wondering how often should you rotate your tires? Generally speaking, tires should be rotated every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, though your vehicle could need more frequent tire rotations. Want more information on when to rotate your tires and how? Read on for our guide to tire rotations, compliments of the Arrotta's Automax & RV service center near Spokane Valley, WA.

Facts on Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

Tire rotations are performed differently depending on where the engine sends its power. For a front-wheel drive car, it is sent to the front tires, while it is sent to the rear tires in a rear-wheel drive car. The tires receiving the majority of the engine’s power are the ones that wear the fastest. If you own a FWD or RWD vehicle, keep these tire rotation tips in mind when seeking service:

  • Regardless if your vehicle is FWD or RWD, tire rotations should be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Make sure to reference your owner’s manual for more exact information.
  • Driving habits will impact the above guidelines. If you frequently tow heavy loads or off-road, you’re tires will most likely wear faster. Speak with a service technician at Arrotta's Automax & RV about your tire rotation needs.
  • For tire rotations on FWD vehicle, make sure 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.
  • You’ll need to invert the process above when performing a tire rotation on a RWD vehicle. Flip sides when moving the front tires to the back, but keep the rear tires on the same side when moving them forward.

Tips for AWD Tire Rotations

Have an AWD vehicle and not sure how many miles to rotate tires at? With AWD vehicles, each tire wears differently, and at different speeds. The current standard is to schedule a tire rotation every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Remember, though, to always check your owner’s manual for exact numbers for your specific vehicle, or speak to a certified technician if you face challenging terrain or tow on a regular basis.

Not sure you last had a tire rotation performed? Schedule service at Arrotta's Automax & RV! We’ll perform an inspection to see if you’re due for a rotation.

Why Rotate Tires at All?

Rotating tires makes them wear more evenly, overall extending their lifespan. In addition to a longer life, regular tire rotations provide benefits such as:

  • Reduced road noise
  • Stronger traction in slippery conditions
  • Relieves unnecessary stress on the drivetrain
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6623 N Division St Spokane, WA


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6623 N Division St Spokane, WA
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Arrotta's Automax & RV
6623 N Division St
Spokane, WA, 99208 US
(509) 204-5755
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