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How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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While each model is different, it’s a general rule to have your vehicle’s tires rotated every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. For more specific details for your specific model, make sure to consult your owner’s manual. In the meantime, learn more about tire rotations as well as other car maintenance tips from the Brickell Mazda service team!

How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

As mentioned above, it’s recommended drivers have their vehicle’s tires rotated every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. It’s important to know how many miles to rotate tires on your vehicle so be sure to check your owner’s manual or ask our service team. Aside from knowing when to rotate tires, you should also learn about the benefits of tire rotations. These include:

  • Longer Tire Life: Rotating tires adjusts what tires and parts of tires are receiving the most stress, increasing the life of every tire on your vehicle.
  • Better Traction: One of the most notable changes that tire rotation solves is the gradual lowering of your tire traction. Keep your rides controlled through tire rotation. Rotation also results in a quieter, smoother ride down Miami Beach roads.
  • Improved Performance: Your drivetrain has to work to make up for losses on worn down tires, so putting less stress on it helps your ride!

How Many Miles to Rotate Tires by Drivetrain

Not all vehicles have the same drivetrain. Your vehicle may be AWD instead of FWD. In this situation, how often should you rotate your tires? This varies by drivetrain as AWD models will need more frequent tire rotations. Here’s a breakdown of how often you should rotate your vehicle’s tires by drivetrain:

  • FWD: These drivetrains usually follow the standard 5,000 – 7,500-mile marker of when to rotate tires. For this tire rotation, the front and the rear wheels are switched, with the rear wheels switching sides as they move up.
  • RWD: Knowing when to rotate tires on these drivetrains is easy: it’s usually the 5,000 – 7,500-mile marker as well. Like with FWD, switching the side of the car that sees the most action gives your tires a longer life!
  • AWD: Because these drivetrains wear your tires differently, the cutoff for how often you should rotate your tires is lower. Take AWD vehicles in for tire rotation or perform your own tire rotation every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.

You should also keep in mind the road conditions as well as your driving habits before bringing your vehicle in for a tire rotation. Those who break more heavily or take the back roads more often will most likely need tires rotated more often than recommended.

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How often should you rotate your tires? If you’re still unsure after checking out our service guide above, contact our service team. We’re more than happy to help you with any questions you may have. If it’s almost time for a tire rotation or another vehicle service, schedule an appointment today, and go through our available service specials to help you save more.

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