Most drivers schedule tire rotation once every 5,000 miles or so–or roughly two to three times per year. In most cases, this means that you’ll schedule tire rotation every time you have your vehicle’s oil changed. Of course, it’s always important to respond to real-world conditions and demands. How often should you rotate your tires if you have an all-wheel drive vehicle, as opposed to a model with FWD or RWD? How can I know when to rotate tires if I don’t recall my last appointment?
These are just a couple of the questions our service team hears all the time, and we’ve covered their answers in detail below!
First things first: check your owner’s manual for a model-specific mileage recommendation. While FWD and RWD vehicles might be able to go up to 5,000 or even 7,500 miles between rotations, AWD and 4WD models might need rotation once every 3,000 to 5,000 miles or so. That’s why 5,000 miles is our most common recommendation for how often to change tires.
Of course, certain factors can cause your tires to wear down more quickly or more unevenly. Consider increasing your rotation frequency if you:
The average Greenwich or New Canaan driver travels around 12,000 miles per year. That’s why many drivers visit our service center two to three times in a given twelve month period.
Knowing how many miles to go before rotating tires is certainly helpful, but what if you don’t remember your last rotation? Although scheduling service right away certainly won’t hurt you, taking a look at your tread depth can help you determine if the service is truly necessary.
The purpose of tire rotation is to even out the wear on your tires and prevent significant variations in tread depth. If the treads on your front (or power-receiving) tires are more than 1/16 of an inch thinner than the treads of your back tires, you’re due for rotation. Pick up a tread gauge at our parts department.
If you have access to a car jack, a set of jack stands, and a lug wrench, you can certainly attempt to rotate your tires at home. As long as you know how often to rotate your tires and how to change a tire, the process itself is pretty simple.
Check your owner’s manual for a rotation pattern.
Once you know what you’re doing, you’re ready to get started:
For most drivers in the Stamford area, scheduling a quick and easy tire rotation at Jaguar Darien is much easier than performing the service at home. Now that you know when to rotate your tires, check out our service specials and make an appointment online!
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