How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Rotating tires

If you drive your car enough around Palm Beach Gardens, the idea of tire rotations is something that may cross your mind. For Al Packer Ford West Palm Beach, we’ve gotten those questions on numerous occasions. Whether it’s “When to rotate my tires?” or “How many miles to rotate tires?,” we’ve received different variations on this topic over the years.



So how often should you rotate your tires? At present, many auto experts recommend a tire rotation schedule between 5,000 and 7,500 miles. However, depending how many miles you drive on a regular basis can impact your tires in general, resulting in updated intervals. To find out more about when to rotate tires, we’ve put together a guide on all things related to rotating tires below.

When to Rotate Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

Depending on whether you’re driving a front wheel or rear-wheel drive vehicle can impact the whole concept of tire rotation in Lake Worth. It’s no longer about how many miles to rotate tires, but the direct impact these respective drives have on their tires.

Front-wheel drive, which emphasizes power on the front tires means they’ll wear down faster. In contrast, rear-wheel drive means the same rate of wear and tear on the rear tires. Rotating these tires as soon as they wear down can prevent uneven driving conditions. Depending on whether you have a FWD or RWD vehicle, here’s some helpful tips:

  • The same 5,000-7,500 mile interval applies to both RWD and FWD tire rotation schedules. Always be sure to check your owner’s manual for specific instructions and guidance when it comes to your vehicle’s particular tires.
  • If you’re rotating tires on a FWD vehicle, follow the following rotation pattern: The rear right tires move to the front left, and the rear left tire moves to the front right. Your front tires can remain on the same side when moved to the back.
  • For those with an RWD car, you can invert what was done for a FWD vehicle. Move the front right tire to the rear left, and the front left tire to the rear right. Then the rear tires are on the same side when moved forward.
  • As always, driving habits will affect how many miles you drive can affect your tire rotations. If you drive off-road or do a lot of high-mileage driving, you’ll be rotating your tires more often.
  • For those with All-Wheel Drive or AWD vehicles, all of the tires can wear out at different rates, it’s recommended you rotate them every 3,000-5,000 miles.

Why is Tire Rotation Important Around Palm Beach Gardens?

In the same vein as oil change, tire rotation is one of the more important parts of any vehicle maintenance. At the same time, making sure your tires last as long as needed around Lake Worth can provide the following benefits:

  • Superior traction when the roads are slick or uneven.
  • Far less road noise or difficulties.
  • Relief of unwarranted strain on your vehicle’s drivetrain.

Beyond the benefits of tire rotations, having the ideal tire pressure is ideal to prevent uneven or rapid tire wear. Many newer vehicles have Tire Pressure Monitor System, aka TPMS, to warn you of low tire pressure in your tires.

Schedule a Tire Rotation in West Palm Beach With Al Packer Ford West Palm Beach Today!

Now that you know how often should you rotate your tires, you might be wondering when was the last time you got your tires checked. Call Al Packer Ford West Palm Beach at 561-220-8444 or online to schedule your next tire rotation. Whether you need to have everything maintained, or you’re looking to customize your vehicle, check out our service and parts specials to save some money. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, but don’t know where to start, consider our Vehicle Finder Service option. Keep your vehicle running well with Al Packer Ford West Palm Beach. See you shortly!


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