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How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Are you wondering when to rotate tires? Typically, this should take place every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Keep in mind, this is just a rule of thumb, and your vehicle’s owner’s manual will have more exact figures on how many miles can be traveled between rotations. Here, the Beechmont Toyota service department not only looks at how often you should rotate your tires but also how this figure can vary based on drivetrain, as well as why tire rotations are essential.

When to Rotate Tires: FWD and RWD Vehicles

FWD and RWD designations have to do where the engine power goes. For a front-wheel drive car, the power goes to the front tires, and the rear-wheel car power goes to the rear tires. The set of tires getting the bulk of the engine power ends up wearing out faster than the others.

Whether you drive a FWD or RWD Toyota vehicle, keep these tire rotation tips in mind:

  • FWD and RWD cars should have their tires rotated every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Check your owner’s manual for the exact numbers.
  • If you’re doing a DIY tire rotation on a FWD vehicle, remember to flip sides when moving the rear tires. The rear right tire will go on the front left. When moving the front tires to the back, keep the tires on the same side.
  • When rotating tires on an RWD car, flip sides when moving the front tires to the back, but make sure the rear tires are on the same side when moving them forward.
  • Your driving often affects when you need to rotate your tires. Speak with the service experts at Beechmont Toyota for details about a maintenance schedule that fits your driving habits.

When to Rotate Tires: AWD Vehicles

Are you wondering how many miles you can drive before rotating tires on an AWD model? All-wheel drive vehicles are a little different since the tires wear differently and at different speeds. Many Toyota experts will set the timeline at 3,000 to 5,000 miles for AWD cars. Like with FWD vehicles, refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual for additional information. If you’re unsure when your last tire rotation was, that’s okay! Schedule a service appointment, and one of our technicians will inspect your tires to see if a rotation is needed.

Why Should You Rotate Tires?

A tire rotation extends the life of your tires. With regular tire rotations, you’re giving your vehicle these added benefits:

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

It’s essential to stay prepared for hazardous weather and driving conditions around the Mason and Cincinnati areas. To achieve this, drivers need to keep tire rotations as part of their maintenance plan. Properly caring for your tires doesn’t mean they’ll last forever, but it means you can expect a safer driving experience on the streets of Cincinnati.

Get More Tire Tips From Beechmont Toyota

Now that you know when to rotate tires, our service center is here to handle your tire rotation. Whether you still have tire rotation questions or are wondering what’s included in your 30,000-mile service, we can help! Contact our service center today!

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