How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Chevy Mechanic Working on Tires

Wondering when to rotate tires on your Cadillac vehicle? Typically, experts recommend rotating your tires every 5,000 to 8,000 miles. However, for exact figures on your specific make and model, you should always consult your owner’s manual. Still have questions about how often you should rotate your tires? Take a look at this guide from the service specialists at Covert Cadillac to learn more!

How Many Miles to Rotate Tires on FWD & RWD Vehicles?

What do the abbreviations FWD and RWD stand for? These are merely designations for front-wheel and rear-wheel drive, or where the power from the engine is directed to. For a front-wheel-drive vehicle, the power is sent to the front tires, whereas a rear-wheel-drive vehicle has the power sent to the rear tires. 

Whichever set of tires is getting the majority of the engine power will wear out at a faster rate than the other set. If you’re planning on driving a FWD or RWD vehicle, you should remember the following tire rotation tips: 

  • For FWD or RWD cars, tire rotation needs to be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Be sure to consult your owner’s manual for exact figures.
  • If you’re performing an FWD tire rotation yourself, keep in mind to flip sides when moving the rear tires. For example, the rear right tire will go on the front left. However, when moving the front tires to the back, keep them on the same side.
  • When rotating tires on an RWD car, invert the process above. Flip sides when moving the front tires to the back, but keep the rear tires on the same side when moving them forward.
  • Keep in mind that certain driving situations, such as off-roading, will affect how often you need to rotate your tires. Talk with the service experts at Covert Cadillac to get a better idea of a maintenance schedule that fits your driving habits.

Why Is Tire Rotation So Important?

Knowing when to rotate tires is only half the battle – it’s equally important to understand why you need to rotate them in the first place. Common knowledge will tell you tire rotation extends the life of your tires. Beyond that, regular tire rotation gives your vehicle additional advantages, such as:

  • Relieves unnecessary stress on the drivetrain
  • Less noise on the road
  • Improved traction on slippery roads or in hazardous weather

To promote safety on the roads in and around Leander, keep tire rotations as part of your maintenance routine. Remember that properly caring for your tires doesn’t mean they’ll last forever. If you’re in need of replacement, simply schedule a service appointment here at Covert Cadillac!

Get Your Tire Advice From Covert Cadillac

Still have any questions in regards to tire replacements or maintenance? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Covert Cadillac! Our team members are more than happy to help you find tires for your make and model or point you in the direction of the service and parts information you need. 

 

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