How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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Tire care is an important component of overall vehicle maintenance, which includes knowing when to rotate tires and when they need to be replaced. So, how often should you rotate your tires? In general, it’s a good idea to complete a tire rotation every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. This is about the same timeframe as oil changes for your car, so have both maintenance tasks done at the same time to save yourself the hassle of scheduling more than one service appointment. Learn more about your tire rotation schedule with the service experts at Gordon Chevrolet, Inc.!

How Many Miles to Rotate Tires

Determining how many miles to rotate tires depends on whether your vehicle has front-, rear-, or all-wheel drive. That’s because these designations indicate which tires bear the most wear and tear as you drive around Livonia. For example, the front two wheels on a FWD vehicle receive the majority of engine power, causing the tires to wear faster than those on the rear wheels. Here’s what you need to know when it comes to how many miles to rotate tires:

  • FWD and RWD cars need a tire rotation approximately every 5,000 to 7,500 miles.
  • AWD cars need a tire rotation every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.
  • Your owner’s manual will have more specifics on how many miles to rotate tires.
  • Your driving habits will impact when to rotate tires. If you frequently off-road in the Canton area, then your tires will endure much more wear than if you stick to paved streets.

Importance of Tire Rotation

Now that you have a sense of how often you should rotate your tires, take note of why you need to regularly do so. Tire rotation not only extends the lifespan of your tires, but it also:

  • Improves overall traction on Plymouth roads.
  • Reduces road noise.
  • Discourages other systems from compensating for worn-down tires.

Snowy, cold weather during Garden City winters also proves just how crucial routine tire rotations are. You want to ensure that your tires have as much grip as possible for slippery conditions in the winter months!

Seek Out Tire Service from Gordon Chevrolet, Inc.

Gordon Chevrolet, Inc. is your go-to resource for all things maintenance and repair for your Chevy vehicle. Get in touch with our team if you have any questions on when to rotate tires, and schedule service online if it’s time for your next tire rotation.

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