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How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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Wondering how many miles to rotate tires so you can get back on Denver roads? The normal suggested tire rotation interval is 5,000 to 7,500 miles, but you should always refer to your owner’s manual for the exact figure. There’s also plenty to discern when it comes to tire rotations for AWD, RWD, and FWD vehicles. Learn more about when to rotate tires, then schedule your next service visit at Planet Honda. 

How Many Miles to Rotate Tires: RWD vs. FWD

Rotating tires between RWD and FWD cars differs slightly as power is sent to the front tires in FWD, while a RWD car has it sent to the rear tires. So, whichever set of tires gets more power will wear down much faster than the others. Here’s a few tips on rotating FWD and RWD tires:

  • For FWD or RWD cars, tire rotation needs to be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Be sure to consult your owner’s manual for exact figures.
  • If you’re performing a FWD tire rotation yourself, keep in mind that you will need 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 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.
  • 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 Planet Honda to get a better idea of a maintenance schedule that fits your driving habits.

When to Rotate Tires: AWD 

So, how often should you rotate your tires on an AWD model? This will ultimately depend on the type of vehicle you have, so always check your owner’s manual for exact numbers. Many service experts will recommend the standard timeline at 3,000 to 5,000 miles, but our team at Planet Honda has all the tools and equipment to get your AWD vehicle serviced and get you back on the road. 

Why Rotate Tires?

As mentioned before, rotating your tires will surely extend their use for much longer, however, you may eventually have to replace them. One of the perks of having them rotated is that you don’t have to buy new tires separately, as you can purchase a new set when needed at our tire center. Here are some other reasons why it’s important to rotate your tires:

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

Get Your Tires Serviced at Planet Honda

Now that you have a better understanding of when to rotate tires, you can easily keep moving through Lakewood with ease. Discover more Honda service guides at Planet Honda, and don’t miss any items on your maintenance schedule list with our great offering of service coupons and specials. You’ll also find our parts department offers all the factory components to take your vehicle to the next level. Contact us to schedule your appointment in Golden!

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