How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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Wondering when to rotate tires on your particular make and model? For most vehicles, the tire rotation interval ranges from 5,000 to 7,500 miles. While this may be a good rule of thumb for many Miami drivers, the team at BMW of Fort Lauderdale still recommends consulting your owner’s manual to see if there are different recommendations set by the manufacturer. If you still have questions about how many miles to rotate tires, BMW of Fort Lauderdale has provided a more in-depth guide below. 

When to Rotate Tires: FWD and RWD Vehicles

Whether your vehicle is designated as front-wheel or rear-wheel drive simply indicates where power is sent from the engine. The set of tires that receive the majority of the engine power will wear down more rapidly. Drivers of FWD or RWD vehicles should keep the tips below in mind. 

  • Most FWD or RWD vehicles can go 5,000 to 7,500 miles between tire rotations. As mentioned above, there may be different recommendations from the automaker that should be followed.
  • If you have a FWD vehicle and you are performing a tire rotation on your own, the rear tires will need to swap sides when you bring them forward. When you move the front tires to the back, they will remain on the same side.
  • The opposite is true if you have a RWD vehicle. Switch sides as you move the front tires to the back, but keep the rear tires on the same side as they move forward. 
  • You could need a tire rotation more often depending on your driving habits. The team at BMW of Fort Lauderdale can help you create a maintenance schedule that meets your needs. 

When to Rotate Tires: AWD Vehicles

Because each tire wears differently at different speeds on AWD models, when to rotate tires also differs. If you have an AWD vehicle, a tire rotation is recommended every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Once again, take a look at your owner’s manual to see the recommendations from your automaker.

Benefits of Regular Tire Rotations 

Why is it so important to keep up with regular tire rotations? Tire rotations prolong the life of your tires in addition to providing the benefits below: 

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

Even the best maintained tires will wear down over time. If the tread depth of your tires falls below the safety guidelines of the U.S. Department of Transportation, you will need to replace your tires as soon as possible. 

Turn to BMW of Fort Lauderdale for Trusted Tire Care

If you have any additional questions about tire care, feel free to contact the team at BMW of Fort Lauderdale today. It is our goal to help keep your vehicle at optimal performance for as long as possible. You can also set up your next service appointment with us at your earliest convenience. 

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