How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

February 14th, 2019 by

Stack of car tires on warehouse closeup

Having your tires rotated every once in a while can extend their life, improve performance, and even prevent accidents, but how often should you rotate your tires? It depends on a few factors, so read on to find out the general mileage estimates for tire rotation and a few warning signs it’s a job that needs doing.

Check Your Owner’s Manual

When you’re wondering how often to rotate tires, the first thing you should do is check with your owner’s manual. In general, you’ll be advised to have the tires rotated every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, but the exact number will depend on things like your manufacturer and the type of tires fitted. Tire rotation may also be recommended every six months or so regardless of how far you’ve driven.

One thing to keep in mind is that various factors can impact tread wear and your need for regular tire rotation. If you tend to drive aggressively or carry heavy loads, you may need to visit your local service center more often.

Signs Your Tires Should Be Rotated

In most cases, regular tire rotation will act as a preventative measure to avoid any of the potential issues surrounding uneven tire wear. However, that’s not always the case, so make sure you keep an eye out for these common signs your tires need to be rotated:

  • Uneven Wear: Tire rotation is meant to even out the wear your tires take at the back and front. If you notice the front tires are wearing down faster than the rear ones – or vice versa for rear-wheel drive vehicles – you should arrange a tire rotation.
  • Vehicle Vibration: When you experience vibrations at high to medium speeds, you could have unbalanced tires. This means they should be rotated, balanced, or aligned.
  • Pressure Loss: Does one tire lose pressure steadily, yet still faster than the others? If so, it’s likely too much pressure is being put on it.

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