How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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“How often should you rotate your tires” is a common question that is asked by drivers when they visit our service center near Merced. Generally, tire rotations should be every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, and while this is a good rule, the exact figure depends on your vehicle’s make and model, which can be found in your owner’s manual. What benefits do you get for rotating your tires? When to rotate your tires? The experts at our service center near Merced are here to help answer all of your questions and assist in keeping you on the road.

Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

The designation of front-wheel and rear-wheel drive simply means where power from the engine is sent. Front-wheel drive vehicles get power sent to the front, while obviously rear-wheel getting it sent to the back. However, this also means that the set of tires getting the bulk of the engine’s power will wear faster than the others, which is why it is important to know when to rotate tires. Keep some of these tips in mind when you’re curious about how often should you rotate your tires:

  • For FWD or RWD cars, tire rotation needs to be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Be sure to consult your owner’s manual for exact figures. It’s important to know how many miles to rotate your tires.
  • If you’re performing a FWD tire rotation yourself, keep in mind to flip sides when moving the rear tires. For example, the rear right tire will go on the front left. However, when moving the front tires to the back, keep them on the same side.
  • When rotating tires on an RWD car, invert the above tip. Flip sides when moving the front tires to the back, but keep the rear tires on the same side when moving them forward.
  • Keep in mind how you drive, like off-roading, will affect how often you need to rotate your tires. Road conditions near Stockton can also negatively affect tire longevity and may mean you’ll need to rethink how often should you rotate your tires.

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

Curious about how many miles to rotate tires on an AWD model? All-wheel drive works slightly differently since each tire wears differently, and at a different speed. Most experts suggest that you rotate your tires every 3,000 to 5,000 miles when you’re driving with AWD. But you should always check your owner’s manual for the exact numbers. Can’t remember the last time you performed a tired rotation? Schedule service today at Mercedes-Benz of Modesto, and we’ll make sure you can navigate the streets Stanislaus with confidence.

Why Rotate Your Tires?

Now that you know when to rotate tires, you may be wondering why to rotate them at all. Regular rotations will extend the life of your tires considerably, but beyond that, there are additional benefits you can enjoy:

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

Get Your Tire Advice From Mercedes-Benz of Modesto

Now that you have an idea of how many miles to rotate your tires and the benefits of regular rotations, you know why it’s important to add tire rotations to your standard maintenance routine. Our expert service center technicians can help you with all of your maintenance needs, as well as help you find parts necessary for anything that might arise. Contact us today to speak to our friendly staff, ready to help you stay safe on the road.

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