How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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No matter if you have a new or used model, rotating your tires is an essential component to achieving optimal performance on Humble and Sugar Land roads. So, how many miles to rotate tires? While you can always have them rotated every six months, you should aim to have them rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. Other factors such as your driving habits and road conditions may affect this estimate. Learn more about how often you should rotate your tires from the automotive service professionals at Northwest Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram!

What Does a Tire Rotation Do?

Since each tire on your vehicle is in a different placement, it will also have different stresses impacting its quality and function. In some cases, your front tires may experience more strain than your back tires, and other times it may be the opposite. No matter the case, this can result in poor handling and put more wear on your tires than is needed. Rotating them ensures they all wear at the same time. Here’s how it’s done:

  • Front-Wheel Drive Vehicle: Move the front tires to the back; move the rear tires to the front and swap sides.
  • Rear-Wheel Drive Vehicle: Move the rear tires to the front: move the front tires to the back and swap sides.
  • Four-Wheel Drive Vehicle: Move the rear tires to the front: move the front tires to the back and swap sides.

Do I Need a Tire Replacement?

Even if you rotate your tires regularly, you may eventually need to replace them. Many manufacturers will suggest investing in a new set of tires every 25,000 to 50,000 miles, however, if you use your vehicle for off-roading or towing then you may need to purchase a new set much earlier. On the contrary, if you don’t drive as much, this can lengthen the life of your tires. These are just some of the signs that it’s time to get a new set of tires:

  • Bald tread or uneven wear
  • Damaged sidewalls
  • Car vibrations and shaking on smooth roads
  • Driving on spare tire
  • Tire warranty expired

Save On Quality Service at Northwest Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

Now that you know more about when to rotate tires, you can find even more helpful service features at Northwest Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram so you can keep moving. And, our service team is proud to offer plenty of ways that you can save on the essential auto maintenance you need with our selection of service specials and coupons. Contact us today to schedule a service appointment at our dealership near Cypress! Looking for other ways to keep your vehicle in top shape? Learn how often to change your oil with Northwest Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram today.