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How Often Should You Rotate Tires?

Tires are an essential component of any vehicle, and they require regular maintenance to keep them performing their best. One of the most important maintenance tasks for tires is rotation, which involves changing their position on the vehicle to ensure even wear. But how often should you rotate your car tires?

The general rule of thumb for tire rotation is to have it done every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. However, this can vary depending on your driving habits and the type of vehicle you have. Here are some factors to consider:

Driving Habits 

If you regularly drive on rough roads or make sharp turns, your tires may wear out faster and require more frequent rotations. Additionally, if you frequently carry heavy loads or tow a trailer, this can put extra strain on your tires and also require more frequent rotations.

Vehicle Type 

Different cars have different weight distributions and tire arrangements, which can affect how often you need to rotate your tires. For example, front-wheel drive vehicles typically wear out the front tires faster, so they may need to be rotated more frequently.

Tire Type 

Different tire types also have different wear patterns, which can affect how often you need to rotate them. For example, directional tires have a specific rotation pattern and can only be rotated front to back, while non-directional tires can be rotated in multiple ways.

Ultimately, the best way to determine how often to rotate your tires is to consult your vehicle's owner's manual or ask your mechanic. They can provide specific recommendations based on your vehicle's make and model, as well as your driving habits and the type of tires you have.

In addition to regular tire rotations, it's also important to keep your tires properly inflated and aligned. Underinflated or misaligned tires can wear out unevenly and require more frequent rotations. By taking care of your tires, you can extend their lifespan and improve your vehicle's performance and safety. Please choose Yates Automotive for your tire rotations and auto maintenance!

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