How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?
You’re likely aware of the importance of preventing uneven tire tread wear, but how often should you rotate your tires? The basic rule of thumb is every 5,000 miles to 7,500 miles. Of course, this doesn’t apply to all vehicles; the suggested interval for your new or pre-owned car may differ depending on its body style, the climate where you live, and how you drive. Read on to learn more about when to rotate tires, and how to complete a tire rotation properly based on your car’s drivetrain.
How to Rotate Tires on FWD & RWD Cars
Drivetrains, such as front- or rear-wheel drive, simply tell you where the engine power is sent. Engine power inside a front-wheel-drive car is sent to the front wheels, while a rear-wheel-drive car sends its power to the rear wheels. In either case, one set of tires receives all of the engine power, causing quicker wear and tear. This is why tire rotation is necessary. If you drive a FWD or RWD car, here are a few tips to remember:
- Again, tire rotation is suggested every scheduled maintenance. Check your Rolls-Royce owner’s manual for an exact interval.
- When you’re rotating the rear tires on a FWD vehicle, the sides are flipped. For example, the back right tire will be moved to the front left. If you’re moving the front tires, however, keep them on the same side.
- The above process is inverted if you’re rotating tires on a RWD car. Flip sides when moving the front tires to the rear, but keep the rear tires on the same side when moving them to the front.
- Off-roading and other factors will affect how often you should rotate your tires. The service team at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Pasadena can help you determine how many miles to rotate tires, based on how you drive.
How to Rotate Tires on AWD Cars
Do you have an AWD car instead? The tires on AWD cars wear differently — some more so than others. For AWD cars, the suggested tire rotation frequency is 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Again, check your owner’s manual for exact figures or consult one of the friendly technicians at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Pasadena for answers. Typically, tires need a rotation once the tread variance exceeds 2/32 of an inch. If it’s time for a tire replacement rather than a rotation, we can help with that, too! Our tire experts will help you choose the right tire set for your Rolls-Royce Cullinan, Ghost, Dawn, or another model.
What’s the Importance of Tire Rotation?
To put it simply, tire rotation helps lengthen the life of your tires. Tires, especially ones for luxury vehicles, can be pricey. If you’re like most Los Angeles drivers, you want to get the most out of your investment. Tire helps accomplish that while also offering the following benefits:
- Stronger grip on slick roads
- Quieter ride
- Reduced mechanical stress on the drivetrain
It’s important to make tire rotations part of your routine maintenance plan. This way, you can feel more confident in the performance of your tires in rainy or icy weather.
Schedule Tire Service at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Pasadena!
Is your Rolls-Royce vehicle due for a tire rotation? Contact our service team to learn more about the auto services and service specials we offer! Or, use our handy tool to schedule your next appointment online. While you’re at it, find out how often to change the oil in a Rolls-Royce, or how infrequent driving can impact your vehicle’s longevity.
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