How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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Wondering how often should you rotate your tires? It is recommended that you rotate your tires every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. The best way to find out when to rotate tires on your specific Honda model is to check the owner’s manual. Learn more about how often to rotate your tires from the experts at the Advantage Honda Service Center in Manhasset.

Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

It may seem obvious, but the type of drivetrain your vehicle has affects how your tires wear. With a front-wheel drive car, it’s the front wheels that get power directly from the engine, while with a rear-wheel drive car, the engine powers the rear wheels. The tires that are directly driven by the engine wear down faster, so the method of rotating FWD vs. RWD tires is different. Here’s what you should know if you’re planning on rotating your car, truck, or SUV tires yourself:

  • How Many Miles to Rotate Tires: For FWD or RWD cars, tire rotation should be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, but consult your owner’s manual for exact figures.
  • FWD Tire Rotation: 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.
  • RWD Tire Rotation: When rotating tires on an RWD car, invert the process above. Flip sides when moving the front tires to the back, but keep the rear tires on the same side when moving them forward.

How and where you drive will affect how often you need to rotate your tires. The service experts at Advantage Honda can help you to create a tire rotation schedule that fits your individual driving habits.

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

Wondering how many miles to rotate tires on an all-wheel drive model? Since all the wheels on an AWD vehicles are engaged and driven by the engine, they will wear down at varying rates depending on the road or off-road surfaces you drive on. It is generally recommended that you have your AWD tires rotated every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, but again, it’s wise to check your owner’s manual. If you’re not sure whether your vehicle is due for a tire rotation, schedule an appointment at our Service Center. Our certified technicians will be happy to inspect your tires to determine whether a rotation is needed.

Why Rotate Tires?

Tire rotation not only extends the life of your tires, it also provides additional benefits, such as:

  • Improved traction and control on slippery roads
  • Less noise from the wheels/tires
  • Reduced stress on the drivetrain

Staying up to date on your tire rotation schedule will help improve the way your Honda handles on the roads in and around Port Washington, no matter what the weather conditions may be. Of course, even with regular tire rotations, the tires on your vehicle will eventually wear out. If you’re ready for a new set of tires, stop by our Tire Center. We carry a terrific selection of competitively priced tires from major manufacturers.

Get Your Tire Advice From Advantage Honda

The skilled technicians in our state-of-the-art Service Center can take care of all your Honda maintenance services, from oil changes and tire rotations to brake and transmission service. Make sure to check out our current service specials to find great deals on a wide variety of maintenance and repair services. We also offer drivers from Bayside to Great Neck a range of complimentary maintenance services, a well-stocked Honda parts department, and a professional auto body shop. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Service Center.

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