How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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Chattanooga drivers often ask the INFINITI of Chattanooga service team, “How often should you rotate your tires?” It’s a good question! Normally, every 5,000 to 8,000 miles is when to rotate tires. Though it’s a good standard, we recommend checking your owner’s manual for exact figures on your make and model. Learn more about tire rotation here in this simple guide from INFINITI of Chattanooga, located near Dalton, GA. If you have any questions, contact us.

Why Rotate Tires?

Now that you know that around 5,000 – 8,000 miles is when to rotate tires, you might be wondering why we need to rotate tires. Regular tire rotation makes your tires last longer, which saves you money!. Also, regular tire rotation provides these additional benefits:

  • Reduces road noise
  • Improves traction on slippery Dunlap streets
  • Minimizes unnecessary stress on your drivetrain

To be better prepared for treacherous weather in Athens, make sure you rotate your tires according to your maintenance plan. Of course, even with regular tire rotation, they still won’t last forever. If you need new tires, our tire center is available to help!

Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

The tires receiving the bulk of your engine power will wear out faster than the other tires. That’s why the designations of front-wheel and rear-wheel drive are important. For a front-wheel-drive car, the power is sent to the front tires. In a rear-wheel drive, it’s sent to the back tires. Keep these tire rotation tips in mind for FWD and RWD vehicles:

  • On FWD or RWD cars, tire rotation should be done every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, but check your owner’s manual for exact figures.
  • If you’re doing a FWD tire rotation yourself, flip sides when moving the rear tires forward. For example, the rear right tire will go on the front left. But, when moving the front tires to the rear of your car, keep them on the same side.
  • When rotating tires on an RWD vehicle, do the opposite of above. Flip the sides when moving the front tires to the rear, but keep the back tires in the same position when moving them forward.
  • Remember that off-roading and racing will affect how often you need to rotate your tires. Talk with the service team at INFINITI of Chattanooga to get a specific maintenance schedule for your driving habits.

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

If you have an all-wheel-drive (AWD) vehicle, you’ll need to follow a different tire rotation pattern than FWD or RWD vehicles because power from your engine is sent to every wheel equally. AWD tire rotation should be done in a specific way and more often. Every 3,000 – 5,000 miles is when to rotate tires on an AWD. Follow this tire rotation pattern on an AWD car:

  1. The left back tire goes to the right front spot.
  2. The right back 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.

Of course, if you want to have a professional team rotate your tires, schedule service at INFINITI of Chattanooga today!

Trust INFINITI of Chattanooga for All Your Auto Care Needs

For more help on tire care, auto repairs, or even a test drive in a new INFINITI, contact us today. We are here for all of your automotive needs in Chattanooga! So reach out to us and let us know how we can help! 

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