How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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Have you ever asked, “How often should you rotate your tires?” Generally, tire rotation should be performed every 5,000 to 8,000 miles. But, for exact figures on your make and model, check your owner’s manual. Do you still want to know how many miles to rotate tires? Read this helpful guide from Lum's GMC in McMinnville, and contact us if you need to schedule service.



Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

The tire rotation pattern varies depending on the type of drive train you have. If you drive a FWD or RWD vehicle around Salem, keep these tips in mind:

  • Tire rotation for FWD and RWD should happen every 5,000 to 7,500 miles.
  • When rotating tires on a FWD, flip the sides when moving the rear tires. For example, the rear right tire should go to the front left position. But, when moving the front tires to the back positions, keep them on the same side.
  • When rotating tires on a RWD vehicle, do the opposite of above. Flip the sides when moving the front tires to the rear, but keep the rear tires on the same side when you bring them forward.
  • Your driving habits, like off-roading, may influence how often you should rotate your tires. Talk with the service team at Lum's GMC to get a better idea of a tire rotation schedule that fits your lifestyle.

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

If you drive an all-wheel drive (AWD) around Newberg, the power from your engine goes to every wheel. That means that tire rotation will need to be done every 3,000 – 5,000 miles. You should also follow this tire rotation pattern:

  1. The left rear tire goes to the right front spot.
  2. The right rear tire goes to the left front spot.
  3. The right front tire goes to the left rear spot.
  4. The left front tire goes to the right rear spot.

If you prefer to have a professional service team rotate your tires, you can quickly schedule service at Lum's GMC!

Why Rotate Tires?

Now that you know when to rotate tires, do you know why you should rotate them? Tire rotation helps extend the life of your tires. It also provides these additional benefits:

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

Remember that even proper tire rotation doesn’t mean your tires will last forever. If you need new tires, our tire center can help!

Get Your Tire Advice From Lum's GMC

Since we’ve answered the question, “How many miles to rotate tires?” contact us if you need tire care. Our certified technicians are happy to help and answer your questions. Check out our service specials and reach out to us today.


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