How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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How often should you rotate your tires? Generally, when to rotate tires is every 5,000 to 7,500 mile interval. That’s a good ground rule, but for exact figures on your model you should always check your owner’s manual. Need more guidance? Learn this handy guide from tManitou Mainline Chrysler, your Regina-area trusted service center.

Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

Front-wheel and rear-wheel drive designations refer to which set of wheels receive engine power. Power is sent to the front tires in a front-wheel drive car, while rear-wheel drive tires are on the back. The tires bearing most of the engine power will wear faster than the others. So keep these tire rotation tips handy considering your own vehicle:

  • Tire rotation needs to be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, regardless of your drivetrain. Check your owner’s manual for exact figures.
  • Be sure to flip sides when moving the rear tires if you’re performing the tire rotation yourself – the rear right tire will go on the front left, for example. Keep the front tires on the same sides of the vehicle when moving them front to back.
  • Invert the process above for FWD cars: Move tires side-to-side when moving front tires to the rear. Keep back tires on their same sides when moving them forward.
  • Regular off-roading, towing, and hard braking/acceleration will mean rotating your tires more often. Talk with the service experts at Manitou Mainline Chrysler to get a better idea of a maintenance schedule that fits your driving habits.

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

So what about AWD models? How many miles to rotate tires in their case? Tires wear differently, and at different speeds with these vehicles, but most experts set the standard maintenance guide for tire rotation at 3,000 to 5,000 miles in their case. Remember to always check your owner’s manual for exact numbers! And if you can’t remember the last time you performed a tire rotation, schedule service at Manitou Mainline Chrysler. We’ll perform an inspection if your tread variance has exceeded 2/32 of an inch.

Why Rotate Tires?

Nearly every mechanic will tell you tire rotation extends tire life. Beyond that, regular tire rotation gives your vehicle these additional benefits:

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

Keep tire rotations as part of your maintenance plan, just like getting smoke smell out of your car, and you’ll be better-prepared for inclement weather around Saskatoon. Caring for your tires properly doesn’t mean they’ll last forever, so if you’re in need of replacement, our tire shop can help!

Get Your Tire Advice From Manitou Mainline Chrysler

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