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How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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Many Asbury Park drivers wonder, “How often should you rotate your tires?” or “How many miles to rotate tires?“ In general, you should rotate your tires every 5,000-7,500 miles. However, for your exact interval, you should refer to your owner’s manual. There is a lot more to learn about when to rotate tires, and at Acura of Ocean, we are happy to explain further about tire rotation. Schedule your service appointment today!

Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

Not all vehicles are equal, and neither is their tire rotation. The type of tire rotation your car, truck, or SUV will depend on the vehicle type. 

Thus, whether you drive a front-wheel-drive (FWD) car or a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicle will change the course of your tire rotation due to where the engine power is directed. Either your front or rear tires receive the bulk of the power, which means they will wear faster. Here are some FWD and RWD tire rotation tips to keep in mind:

  • Both FWD and RWD vehicles need to have tire rotations every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Refer to your owner’s manual for the correct amount of miles.
  • When performing a tire rotation on an FWD vehicle, you will need to move the rear tires to the front and opposite sides. The back left tire will move to the front right tire, etc. However, you only do this when moving rear tires to the front. The front tires that you roll to the back will stay on the same sides.
  • To rotate tires on an RWD vehicle, you will do the opposite from an FWD tire rotation. When you move the tires from the front to the rear, you flip sides but keep the rear tires the same when moving them forward.
  • How you drive, and the roads you drive on in and near Freehold will affect how often you need to rotate your tires. 

Why and When to Rotate Tires?

There are varying reasons as to why and when to rotate tires. A tire rotation prolongs the life of your tires. However, there are even more benefits to a tire rotation. Here is why and when to rotate tires:

  • Tire traction improves when you rotate your tires
  • Prevent accidents by having bald or low tread tires
  • Reduce the noise while on the road
  • Provides less strain on the drivetrain

These reasons are why you need to rotate tires, but they too can be when to rotate tires too:

  • Low treads
  • Less tire traction
  • Stress on drivetrain
  • Etc.

Learn More about Tire Rotations at Acura of Ocean!

Find out the current state of your tires and if they require a tire rotation. Our service team can make a diagnostic report and set up scheduled maintenance, so you never miss another tire rotation again. At Acura of Ocean, we offer service specials so you can keep up the maintenance of your vehicle without breaking the bank. Visit our dealership near Red Bank today!

Get Your Tire Advice From Acura of Ocean

For any information regarding tire care, contact us today. Our certified technicians are always standing by to help answer your questions and solve your problems.

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