How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Rotating tires
It’s advised that drivers in the Gettysburg area rotate their tires every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Of course, the exact number may depend on your make and model as well as your tires, so be sure to check your owner’s manual for exact figures. This simple guide from the Hanover Lots For Less service center should help you find out your own answer to, “how often should you rotate your tires?”

When to Rotate Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

Depending on which axel receives power directly from your engine, you drive either a front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive vehicle. In either case, the set of tires that are receiving the majority of the engine power will wear more quickly. These are tips you should keep in mind if you drive a FWD or RWD vehicle around York:

  • Rotate your tires every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Your owner’s manual contains exact figures.
  • 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 Hanover Lots For Less to get a better idea of a maintenance schedule that fits your driving habits.

If rotating your tires yourself, follow these guidelines:

  • On a FWD vehicle, move the rear right tire to the front left and the rear left tire to the front right. The front tires can stay on the same sides when you move them to the back.
  • On a RWD vehicle, move the front right tire to the rear left and the front left tire to the rear right. The rear tires can stay on the same sides when you move them to the front.

Rotating Tires on AWD Vehicles

How often should you rotate your tires on an AWD vehicle? Unlike FWD or RWD vehicles, power is sent to all of the tires on an AWD vehicle. For this reason, the tires will wear more quickly and need to be rotated every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Yet again, your owner’s manual will contain specifics. If rotating the tires of your AWD vehicle at home in Dillsburg, here’s where your tires should go:

  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.

A diagram can help you move your tires properly. If you’d rather a professional a rotate your tires for you, schedule service with us in Hanover.

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