How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?
Tire Rotations near Ann Arbor
Tire rotations are among the most common and most important vehicle maintenance tasks. And for good reason, as they’re the only thing that comes between your vehicle and the road. Keeping well-maintained tires can help keep you and your family safe on short drives or long road trips too.
While you should always consult your vehicle’s owner manual for guidance on rotation frequency and pattern (depending if you have a FWD, RWD, AWD, or 4×4 vehicle), the general consensus is that rotations should be done every 5,000-8,000 miles, or during every oil change.
Why Rotate Tires?
- Extends the tires’ longevity
- Promotes even tread wear for all your car’s tires
- Improves and more comfortable driving performance
- Improves gas mileage
- Improves traction on slippery roads
- Reducing noise level in car’s cabin
Not sure the last time you rotated your tires? Look to see if there’s noticeable uneven wear on the tires. When driving on freeways, pay attention to see if there’s any kind of vibration in the steering wheel. And of course, try the old penny test to see how much tread is left on your tires by placing a penny head into the tread grooves across the tire. If you always see the top of Lincoln’s head, your treads are shallow and worn, and your tires need to be replaced.
Take Care of Your Tires
Consistent tire rotation and maintenance is critical to keeping your car safely on the road. To schedule a Tire Rotation, click here or call us. Plus, with our exclusive Car Doc Maintenance and Membership program, 6 complimentary tire rotations are included with every pre-owned vehicle!