How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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Tire rotation is essential to car maintenance and will help keep you safe on Warwick roads. It will also improve your driving experience and help your tires last longer. But how often should you rotate your tires? Tire rotations should be done every 5,000 to 8,000 miles, but when to rotate tires varies based on your make, model, and driving habits.



Check your owner’s manual to see what your auto manufacturer recommends, or chat with a Mercedes-Benz of Warwick service advisor. Check out this guide on how many miles to rotate tires, and schedule service online when you need a tire rotation.

When To Rotate Tires: FWD & RWD Tire Rotation Tips

How often should you rotate tires and the recommended tire rotation pattern varies by drivetrain. Front-wheel and rear-wheel drive send power to different wheels, so those tires wear out faster than the rest. In front-wheel drive vehicles, power is sent to the front tires, but in a rear-wheel drive car, it goes to the rear tires. Keep these factors in mind regarding when to rotate tires for your Providence drives.

  • When doing tire rotation on a FWD car, switch sides when moving the rear tires. You should place the rear right tire on the front left and the rear left tire on the front right. When moving the front tires to the back, keep them on the same side.
  • When rotating tires on an RWD vehicle, do the opposite. Switch sides when moving the front tires back, but keep the rear tires on the same side when moving them to the front.
  • Off-roading and racing escalate the frequency of tire rotations.

When To Rotate Tires: AWD Tire Rotation Tips

If your car is an AWD vehicle, the tire rotation pattern is different than it is for RWD and FWD models because every wheel is engaged by the engine when driving around East Greenwich. AWD vehicles typically need a tire rotation every 3,000-5,000 miles. Below is the rotation pattern for AWD cars:

  1. The right front tire goes to the left back position.
  2. The left front tire goes to the right back position.
  3. The left rear tire goes to the right forward position.
  4. The right rear tire goes to the left forward position.

If you’re not the DIY type, the certified Mercedes-Benz technicians at Mercedes-Benz of Warwick can do it for you and have you back on your Cranston commute quickly.

Why Rotate Your Tires?

Now that you know the answer to the question, “How often should you rotate tires?” do you know why you should rotate them? It helps your tires last longer and improves your traction on slippery streets. Tire rotation also provides a quieter ride on your Warwick drives.

Trust Mercedes-Benz of Warwick For All Your Tire Care Needs

From tire rotation to tire replacement and Mercedes-Benz Service A or Mercedes-Benz Service B, we’re here for you! Our certified technicians are some of the best in the business and are always happy to help. Let us know how we can assist you!


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