How Often to Rotate Your Tires

October 17th, 2018 by

Jack under tire during tire rotation on silver car

You usually should schedule a tire rotation every 5,000 to 7,500 miles; however, always consult your owner’s manual for a more exact figure. but you should consult your owner’s manual for a more specific figure. Keep in mind, as well, that an AWD vehicle has different recommended tire rotation intervals than an FWD or RWD vehicle.

Schedule Tire Rotation

When to Schedule Tire Rotations for FWD and RWD Vehicles

Front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles direct their power from the engine to the front wheels, which causes front tires to experience quicker wear than the rear tires. Conversely, a rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicle sends power from the engine to the rear wheels, meaning those wheels wear more quickly. Here are more factors to keep in mind concerning tire rotations on FWD and RWD vehicles.

  • Rotate the tires on your FWD or RWD vehicle every 5,000 to 7,500 miles — again, consult your owner’s manual for a more specific figure
  • If you’re a DIY-er who wants to perform the FWD tire rotation yourself, be sure to flip sides when you move the rear tires to the front axels. So, the rear left tire should go to the front right side. When moving the front tires back, you should keep them on the same side of the FWD vehicle.
  • Flip the above process on your RWD vehicle. Transfer the front tires to the opposite sides of the rear, and then move the rear tires to the front and keep them on the same side.
  • If you regularly drive on rough roads, you may want to rotate your tires more quickly. Visit Triple J Guam near Barrigada to develop a custom maintenance plan that suits your needs.

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

Tires on all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles wear differently from those on FWD and RWD vehicles since all four tires receive power from the engine. Thus, experts advise rotating your tires every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.

As always, though, check your owner’s manual for the recommendations for your specific vehicle. How you drive and what you drive will both impact how this recommendation changes — driving an AWD Honda CR-V is different than driving a FWD Mazda6.

Why Rotate Tires?

Rotating tires regularly provides benefits throughout your vehicle — outside of extending the life of your tires:

  • It puts less stress on the vehicle’s drivetrain
  • Improves traction on slippery roads
  • And makes for quieter road noise

If you want to safely handle sudden tropical weather on Guam, tire rotations should be a key part of your maintenance plan. That said, there will come a day when you will need to replace your tires and put them out of rotation (pun intended); our tire center is here if that’s the case.

Turn to Triple J Guam for Tire Care Advice

If you can’t remember how long it has been or how many miles you have driven since your last tire rotation, ask us for help at our Guam service center at Triple J Guam. We’ll examine your tire tread to see if it’s time for a rotation — FYI, most tires require rotation once the tread difference between tires is over 2/32 of an inch.

For more information about caring for your tires, contact Triple J Guam today. Our highly trained service associates are ready to answer your questions.


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