How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

How often should you rotate your tires? Every 5,000 to 7,500 miles — unless you drive under some uncommon conditions or have AWD. You will want to take a look at your owner’s manual because there may be suggestions from the automaker that should be followed. Wondering why you need to rotate your tires or how to do a tire rotation? The automotive experts at Longwood Mitsubishi are here to explain this routine maintenance task for Orlando drivers.

Tire Rotation: FWD and RWD Vehicles

If your vehicle is designated as front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive, this indication is simply letting you know where a majority of the engine power is being sent. If you drive a front-wheel drive car, the front tires receive the bulk of the engine power. For rear-wheel drive cars, most of the power is sent to the rear tires. The tires that receive the majority of the engine power also wear down more rapidly, which is why tire rotations are so important. Keep the tips below in mind if you have a FWD or RWD car to avoid needing roadside assistance from a flat or blowout.

  • For FWD or RWD cars, make sure you have a tire rotation at least every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Remember that your owner’s manual could have other guidelines.
  • If you like the idea of a DIY tire rotation and you have a FWD vehicle, you will need to flip sides when moving the rear tires. For example, the rear right tire will go on the front left. As you move the front tires to the back, they should remain on the same side.
  • The process above is reversed for a RWD car. As you move the front tires to the back, the tires should switch sides. Keep the rear tires on the same side when they are moved forward.
  • Do you do a lot of off-roading? Your driving habits could require you to have a tire rotation more often. If you are not sure when to rotate tires, the service experts at Longwood Mitsubishi can create a maintenance schedule that matches your driving habits.

Tire Rotation: AWD Vehicles

What happens if you don’t have a FWD or RWD vehicle? You may be wondering how many miles to rotate tires on an AWD model. With an AWD drivetrain, each tire wears differently, and at different speeds. Because of this, tire rotations are needed more often, usually every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.

Once again, your owner’s manual may have different guidelines for your particular make and model. If you can’t remember the last time you performed a tire rotation, you can set up your next appointment with ease at Longwood Mitsubishi. We would be more than happy to inspect your tires and perform at tire rotation if it is needed.

Why Rotate Tires?

Why are tire rotations a vital part of your vehicle’s maintenance schedule? Not only will they help prolong the life of your tires, you will also be able to enjoy the following benefits:

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

When you encounter inclement weather around Deltona, you want to make sure your tires are up to the challenge. Tire rotations are just one of the ways to do so. Remember that even the best maintained tires won’t last forever. If you think it’s time for new tires, we can assist with that, too.

Turn to the Tire Experts at Longwood Mitsubishi

If you have additional questions about tire care, do not hesitate to reach out to the automotive professionals at Longwood Mitsubishi. We want to keep your tires in pristine condition for as long as possible.

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