How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

If you’re a first-time car owner in Kansas City, you will soon need to know, how often should you rotate your tires? For the average driver, when to rotate tires would be at every 5,000 to 7,500-mile interval. This is a reliable rule of thumb to follow, but if you’d like an exact interval for your particular make and model, your owner’s manual will provide this information. Learn more about when to rotate tires in this comprehensive guide from the service team at Hendrick Chevrolet Shawnee Mission!

How Many Miles to Rotate Tires: FWD and RWD Vehicles

Front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive are named so because they refer to where the power for forward motion is sent. As you might imagine, front-wheel drive vehicles send power to the front tires, while rear-wheel drive vehicles send power to the rear tires. Whichever tires receiving power will, of course, wear out faster than the other tires. This is why tire rotation is so important, as it helps to create a balanced rate of wear across all four tires. Shawnee Mission drivers can get more FWD and RWD tire tips, below:

  • When to rotate tires for FWD or RWD cars should be every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Again, though, you can check your owner’s manual to confirm this.
  • Carrying out a FWD tire rotation at home? Be sure to flip sides when you move the rear tires, i.e. the rear right tire should go to the front left. When you move the front tires to the rear, however, they should stay on the same side.
  • When you rotate the tires on a RWD vehicle, the above process can be inverted. So, when you move the front tires to the back, they should go on opposite sides. But when you move the rear tires up front, they can stay on the same side.
  • Do you frequently partake in off-roading or racing events? How many miles to rotate tires will become more frequent in these cases. For personalized advice based on your driving habits, contact the service team at Hendrick Chevrolet Shawnee Mission!

What About AWD Tire Rotation?

Need to know when to rotate tires for an AWD car? The tires on AWD vehicles wear at different speeds, so most experts recommend a 3,000 to 5,000-mile interval unless your owner’s manual says otherwise.

What is the Importance of Rotating Tires Regularly?

The main benefit of regular tire rotation is that it extends the life of your tires, helping you to save money in the long-term. Other benefits include:

  • Drive confidently with better road traction during all conditions
  • Lowered stress on your car’s drivetrain
  • Less road noise to endure

Along with regular tire rotations, wheel balancing and wheel alignments when needed can also extend tire life. When you schedule your tire rotation, speak to service technicians to learn more.

Rely on Hendrick Chevrolet Shawnee Mission for Tire Service

Whether you need a new set of tires or to schedule rotation, our Overland Park-area service center is here to serve you. Before your visit, take a moment to browse our current service specials – we frequently offer tire rebates and tire service coupons to help you save! We can help you answer additional maintenance questions like what color brake fluid should be, how to use a car jack, or how long you can drive on a spare tire. Consult our service tips online to learn more!

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