How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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It’s recommended that you rotate the tires on your vehicle every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. That being said, it’s a good idea to check your owner’s manual to confirm exactly what’s recommended for your car, truck, or SUV. Learn more about tire rotation in this guide, then schedule a service appointment at your local Omaha area Sid Dillon service center. You should also have an alignment done when replacing your tires.

Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

In a front-wheel drive vehicle, the power is sent to the front tires, while in a rear-wheel drive vehicle it’s sent to the rear tires. The set of tires that receive the direct engine power will wear faster than the others. Here are a few rotation tips for FWD and RWD vehicles:

  • Tire rotation should be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, but consult your owner’s manual to confirm.
  • When rotating FWD tires, the rear right tire will go on the front left. However, when moving the front tires to the back, keep them on the same side.
  • When rotating tires on a RWD car, invert the process above. Flip sides when moving the front tires to the back, but keep the rear tires on the same side when moving them forward.
  • Your driving habits will affect how often you need to rotate your tires. Talk with the service experts at Sid Dillon to set up a maintenance schedule that fits your driving style.

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

Most experts recommend that you rotate the tires on your AWD vehicle every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, but again, check your owner’s manual to find the recommended schedule for your specific vehicle. If you’re unsure whether your vehicle is due for a tire rotation, bring it into one of the Blair, Fremont, or Lincoln area Sid Dillon service centers and let our professional technicians perform a thorough inspection.

Why Rotate Tires?

Your tires won’t wear out as fast when you keep up to date with your regularly scheduled tire rotations. Additional benefits of rotating your tires include:

  • Improved traction on wet, icy, or snowy roads
  • Less noise on the road
  • Reduced stress on the drivetrain

To be better prepared for the extreme weather conditions we can experience here in Nebraska, it’s important to keep tire rotations as part of your maintenance plan. Unfortunately, tires don’t last forever, so if you need a new set stop by the Sid Dillon dealership near you.

Get More Tire Advice From Sid Dillon

For more information regarding tire care, oil changes, or any other auto maintenance, warranty or repair issue, feel free to contact us today. Our certified technicians are happy to help answer your questions and make sure that your car, truck, or SUV is always running safely in top condition. Want to continue your research online? Find out how to reset a faulty TPMS light.

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