How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Rotating tires
If you’re looking to optimize the life-span of your tires, increase fuel efficiency, and enhance traction on your Albany commute, you’ll need to know when to rotate your tires. So, how many miles can you go till you’re due to rotate your tires? A good tire rotation interval is between 5,000 and 7,500 miles. Take a moment to learn about how these numbers vary depending on your drivetrain, as well as to learn about some general rotation tips. Then, explore our service specials and reach out to Ford of Latham to book an appointment in NY.

Tire Rotations Tips for FWD and RWD Vehicles

So, how often should you rotate your tires? How many miles to rotate tires depends upon what type of drivetrain you drive. Thankfully, both FWD and RWD vehicles need to have rotations every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Now that you know when to rotate your tires for FWD and RWD drivetrain vehicles, let’s take a look at how the tire rotation process will differ.

  • FWD: When rotating tires for FWD vehicles, take your right-rear tire to front-left position, your left-rear tire to front-right position, and when you move both front tires to the back, keep them on the same sides.
  • RWD: Reverse the process for FWD, keeping your rear tires on their original sides when moving them up to the front, and inverting sides when moving your front tires to the back.

Tire Rotation Tips for AWD

How often should you rotate your tires if your vehicle is all-wheel drive? Rotate AWD tires every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. When it comes time to rotate tires on this type of drive train, invert the positions for each tire:

  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.

Need Help With a Tire Rotation?

If you’re still unsure of how many miles to rotate your tires, call Ford of Latham for a swift and affordable tire rotation near Clifton Park. Our phone number is 518-960-1812. In the meantime, if you have other questions about service tips, take a moment to explore our site for more helpful reads like our overviews of how to change brake lights and how to clean car battery corrosion!

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