How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

We all know it’s important to eventually change our tires once they’ve started to wear from driving down the Warrenville roads. But, did you know that before you replace them you should be rotating them every so often so they last longer? How often should you rotate your tires? In general, you can rotate your tires every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, but while this is a common rule of thumb, you should always refer to your owner’s manual or contact the service team at Gerald Nissan of Naperville for guidance.

Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

If you’re leveraging front-wheel-drive or rear-wheel-drive on Aurora roads, then it’s important to understand how these drivetrains can be impacted. The drivetrains of FWD and RWD refer to where power from the engine is sent. For FWD vehicles, this is sent to the front tires and RWD cars have power sent to the back set of tires. Whichever set of tires get more power will wear more quickly, so keep these tire rotation tips in mind:

  • 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, 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.
  • Keep in mind how you drive, like off-roading, will affect how often you need to rotate your tires. Talk with the service experts at Gerald Nissan of Naperville to get a better idea of a maintenance schedule that fits your driving habits.
car skeleton with rotating wheels

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

If you’re wondering how many miles to rotate tires on an all-wheel-drive model, this can be a much more different approach as each tire will wear at varying times and speeds. While you can always follow the standard timeline of rotating them every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, this is another case where it’s important to check back to your owner’s manual for exact numbers for your specific vehicle. Another quick way you can check on the quality of your tires and see if they need a rotation is to check if the tread variance exceeds 2/32 of an inch.

Why Rotate Tires?

Along with a longer life for tires, rotating your tires on a regular basis can provide Plainfield with these vehicle additional vehicle benefits:

  • Improved traction on slippery roads and in hazardous weather
  • Less noise on the road
  • Relieves unnecessary stress on the drivetrain
Mechanic selecting tire for rotation

Get Your Tire Advice From Gerald Nissan of Naperville

If it’s time to bring your tires in for a rotation, you can always rely on our dedicated service team and tire center to get the got done for you correctly and quickly. And, to help you save on your next visit, you can take advantage of our service specials. Learn more about car maintenance like how to jumpstart your car or how often you need an oil change. Contact us today or schedule an appointment online today near Bollingbrook!


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Phone: (630) 355-3337

1575 West Ogden Ave Naperville, IL


Phone: (630) 355-3337

1575 West Ogden Ave Naperville, IL


Phone: (630) 355-3337

1575 West Ogden Ave Naperville, IL
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