If you're wondering how often should you rotate your tires, the ground rule is about every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. They key phrase there is "ground rule," as it's not an exact figure. Ultimately, your owner's manual should have a more specific number of miles. Even then, the way you drive, where you drive, and the conditions you drive in while behind the wheel of your Dodge Durango SUV or RAM 2500 truck might change that. Read the below guide from the Bayway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram service center experts for more info!

Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

As you could have guessed, rotating tires on FWD, RWD, and 4x4 AWD cars, trucks and SUVs is different. In this section, we'll detail the specifics of front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive tire rotations. For a front-wheel drive car, power is sent to the front tires, while in a rear-wheel drive car, power is sent to the rear tires. The tires receiving power from the engine will ultimately wear faster than the others. With this in mind, here are some tips:

  • For both FWD or RWD cars, tire rotation needs to be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles-unless your owner's manual says otherwise.
  • If you're performing a FWD tire rotation yourself, keep in mind to flip sides when moving the rear tires. The rear right tire will go on the front left-side of the car, etc. However, when moving the front tires to the back, keep them on the same side.
  • When rotating tires on RWD cars, 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 definitely change things. Off-roading, for example, will affect how often you need to rotate your tires. Talk with the service experts at Bayway CDJR to get a better idea of a maintenance schedule that fits your driving habits.

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

For AWD vehicles, most experts set the standard timeline to rotate tires at 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Again, always check your owner's manual for exact numbers for your specific vehicle. If you can't remember the last time you performed a tire rotation, don't hesitate to schedule service at Bayway CDJR not far from Houston. We'll perform an inspection to see if you're due for a rotation. Tires usually require a rotation once the tread variance exceeds 2/32 of an inch.

Why Rotate Tires?

Not only does car wheel rotation extend the life of your tires, regular tire rotation gives your vehicle additional benefits:

  • Improved traction on slippery roads
  • Less noise on the road
  • Relieves unnecessary stress on the drivetrain

To be better prepared for hazardous weather around League City, keep tire rotations as part of your maintenance plan. Remember, no matter what you do, your tires won't last forever. If you're in need of replacement, the Bayway parts center can help you out!

Get Your Tire Advice From Bayway CDJR

Whether you have more questions about tire rotations, why your car is overheating, how often to change your vehicle's oil, how to check oil levels, engine warning lights, or why your car shakes when you brake, don't hesitate to call us at (713) 433-4000. We're always happy to help, or to pass on the knowledge that helps Pasadena locals perform maintenance on their own.