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Tire Rotation: How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Chevy Mechanic Working on Tires

Tire rotation is one of the most important maintenance steps you can take to make sure that your vehicle is up and running at full capacity. According to most automotive experts, you should rotate your tires every 5,000-8,000 miles for top performance. But, if you want to make sure you’re rotating your tires at the appropriate mileage for your vehicle, check your owner’s manual for more information.

At Bellamy Strickland Chevrolet Buick GMC, our experienced specialist can rotate your tires quickly. By simply scheduling a service appointment with our service center, your car can get serviced quickly without taking too much time out of your busy day. We can also give you pointers if you want to rotate your tires at home. Contact us today to learn more about our services today at our Griffin-area dealership.

The Importance of Tire Rotation

In addition to how often you should rotate your tires, many of our customers ask why rotating tires is important in the first place. It’s important to know when to rotate tires because they can prevent costly damages in the future. Rotating your tires extends their life, saving you money. See some of the benefits of knowing how many miles to rotate tires:

  • Improved traction on slippery roads
  • Less noise on the road
  • Relieves unnecessary stress on the drivetrain

Rotating FWD & RWD Tires?

Many of our new and returning customers ask us how many miles to rotate tires? It all depends on your vehicle’s drivetrain. The engine’s power or torque of FWD (Front Wheel Drive) sends its power to the front wheels while RWD (Rear Wheel Drive) vehicles send its power to the rear tires. Due to this, different maintenance procedures must be taken to properly rotate these vehicle’s tires. 

Check out some maintenance tips for AWD and RWD vehicles:

  • For FWD or RWD cars, tire rotation needs to be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Be sure to consult your owner’s manual for exact figures.
  • If you’re performing a FWD tire rotation yourself, keep in mind to flip sides when moving the rear tires. For example, 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 an 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.
  • Keep in mind how you drive, like off-roading, will affect how often you need to rotate your tires. Talk with the service experts at Bellamy Strickland Chevrolet Buick GMC to get a better idea of a maintenance schedule that fits your driving habits.
  • AWD Tire Rotation Tips

    When you have an AWD (All-Wheel Drive) vehicle, the engine sends its power to all four tires, which makes for better performance when driving safely down the streets of Forsyth. A different method for rotating AWD tires is needed if it’s to be done correctly. If you’re up for the challenge of rotating the tires of your AWD vehicle at home, use the following tips:

    1. The left rear goes to the right front spot.
    2. The right rear goes to the left front spot.
    3. The right front goes to the left rear spot.
    4. The left front goes to the right rear spot.

    Service Your Vehicle at Bellamy Strickland Chevrolet Buick GMC

    Now that you know some tips and benefits of knowing how often you should rotate your tires, come down to our Hampton-area dealership and service your vehicles with pros today! Contact us today for more information!


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