August 18, 2023

How often should I rotate my tires?

We’re going to sound like a broken record, but the truly correct answer to “how often should I rotate my tires?” lies within your owner’s manual. That said, most manufacturers recommend this common maintenance item be completed every 5,000 to 8,000 miles you drive.

We’ve talked about tires quite a bit on this blog, and it’s for good reason. Tires are the one thing connecting you to the road below you when you drive and they play a big part in keeping you safe. We’ve covered everything from how quality matters when it comes to tires to how long they should last you, and today we’re talking tire rotation.

Why do tires need to be rotated?

Tires on your vehicle need to be rotated to ensure even wear across all four tires. Depending on if your car is all wheel or front wheel drive, the front and back tires play different roles in braking and traction so without regular rotation, you’ll have two tires more worn than the other. This can shorten the life of your tires and impact the handling.

What’s the difference between balancing and rotation?

Balancing is different than rotation in that it ensures even weight distribution of your tires – via positioning of the tires on the wheels as well as the use of small weights. We use a specialized machine that simulates the road to calculate the balancing needs of your tires.

No matter what tire service or repair you may need, we’ve got you covered. We can do everything from tire repair to tire replacement and everything in between.