How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Tires

In most cases, tires should be rotated every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Although this is a good general rule for a majority of drivers, it is still important to check your owner’s manual for guidelines set by the manufacturer. Still curious when to rotate tires? Read through this simple guide from the folks at Jack Powell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, your San Diego-area trusted service center.

Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles


Wondering about the differences between front-wheel and rear-wheel drive vehicles. What sets them apart is where the power is sent. For a front-wheel drive car, power goes to the front tires. The opposite is true for a rear-wheel drive car. This means the set of tires getting the bulk of the engine power will wear faster than the others. If you own a FWD or RWD vehicle, take a look at our tire rotation tips below:

  • For FWD or RWD cars, tire rotation should be performed in 5,000 to 7,500-mile intervals. Your owner’s manual should have exact figures for your particular make and model.
  • 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 a RWD car, do the reverse of the steps mentioned above. Flip sides when moving the front tires to the back, but keep the rear tires on the same side when moving them forward.
  • Your driving habits could play a role in how often you will have to rotate your tires. If you do a lot of off-roading or driving in harsh conditions, you may need to perform a tire rotation more frequently.

Stack of Tires

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

Curious how many miles to rotate tires on an AWD model? AWD models have a different schedule because the tires on these models wear differently and at different speeds. According to most experts, AWD vehicles should have a tire rotation at 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Remember, though, to always check your owner’s manual for exact numbers for your specific vehicle. If you are unsure about the last time you brought your vehicle into the service center for a tire rotation, don’t hesitate to schedule service at Jack Powell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. We’ll perform an inspection to see if you’re due for a rotation. Tires usually require a rotation once the tread reaches 2/32 of an inch.

Why Rotate Tires?

What are the benefits of keeping up with tire rotations?

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

To be better prepared for hazardous weather around San Marcos, keep tire rotations as part of your maintenance plan. No matter how well you maintain your tires, they will eventually need to be replaced. If you’re in need of replacement, our tire center can help you out!

Get Your Tire Advice From Jack Powell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

For any information regarding tire care, contact the experts at Jack Powell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Our certified technicians are always standing by to help answer your questions and solve any issues with your vehicle, and can even assist you in preordering the new Mopar 426 Crate HEMII® Engine! Want to know how long a tire should last? Let our experts tell you with our guide! For even more car maintenance guides, see how long you should go before changing your spark plugs and learn what happens if you don’t change your oil.

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