How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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Regular tire rotations can help the tires on your new or used vehicle last longer by keeping the wear even among all four tires. Rotating the tires is a relatively small yet vital part of vehicle maintenance in Peoria and Morton. How often should you rotate your tires? Find out more details about when to rotate tires with our helpful guide.



How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires on Your Car?

We highly recommend rotating your vehicle’s tires every 5,000 to 8,000 miles. That’s approximately every four to six months of driving at 1,300 miles per month. Your actual tire rotation interval may change from this range based on several factors, like the number of miles you drive, what conditions you drive in, the quality of your tires, and their current wear. 

How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires for FWD & RWD Car?

Rotate tires every 5,000 to 8,000 miles for FWD or RWD vehicles. Again, check your owner’s manual to confirm this figure. 

Front-wheel drive (FWD) and rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicles differ slightly. The engine on a FWD vehicle sends power to the front axle, while RWD vehicles send power to the rear axle. As such, you’ll need to rotate tires in a certain pattern based on where the drivetrain sends power.

The tires on a front or rear axle will wear out faster than the other, depending on which wheels get power. For example, the front wheels will wear out faster on a FWD vehicle. Because a tire rotation creates a balanced rate of wear across all four tires, you’ll save money over time because you won’t replace tires as often.

How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires for AWD Vehicles? 

Rotate tires every 3,000 to 5,000 miles for an AWD vehicle. For more specific information, look at your vehicle’s owner’s manual. 

Do you frequently go off-roading? Do you love racing your vehicle at your favorite racetrack? The tire rotation interval will become more frequent because off-roading and racing create more tire wear compared to ordinary driving. 

How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires: Importance of Rotations

Regular tire rotations save you money over time. We’ll show you how.

First and foremost, tire rotations can keep your vehicle safer. You’ll get better handling because of even tread wear, which can prevent accidents and tire blowouts. They also extend the life of your tires since you’ll need new tires less often. 

Other benefits of tire rotations include:

  • Improved handling and better road traction during all conditions
  • Lowered stress on your car’s drivetrain due to optimal rolling resistance 
  • Better fuel efficiency from better handling on the road
  • Less road noise to hear inside the cabin
  • Improved safety for you, your family, and other drivers

All types of tires need to be rotated at regular intervals. High-performance, off-road, racing, and all-weather tires should all be rotated regularly for best results. 

Schedule Tire Rotation or Replacement in Pekin

The dedicated service team near Bloomington excels at taking care of any tire service you need, including replacement, rotation, balancing, and wheel alignment. Look over our service specials to see if you can save some money on your next vehicle maintenance in Pekin. Contact us or call (866) 561-1522, and we’ll happily take care of you!


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