It’s no secret tires are expensive so it shouldn’t come as a shock that keeping your current set in the best possible condition is good for you wallet. Doing so is relatively easy. One of the best ways to ensure your tires last as long as possible is by getting tire rotations done consistently. If you don’t know when to do so, don’t worry! We here at Muller Toyota can explain when it’s time to get your tires rotated!
On modern vehicles, most manufacturers suggest getting the tires rotated at the same time the oil is changed. Usually that means getting an oil change and tire rotation every 7,500 miles or every six months. Although many automakers have increased the time between oil changes to 10,000 or 15,000 miles, the tires should still be rotated every 7,500 miles.
If the ride is rough, tires are wearing unevenly, or there seems to be another problem, you may need a tire rotation. Consult a mechanic to be sure.
So why do tires need to be rotated?
Tires tend to wear unevenly between front and rear, even in all-wheel drive vehicles. Since the front tires bear the weight of the engine and transmission and lead the car around corners, they tend to wear faster than the rear tires. A tire rotation evens out tread wear, ensuring your tires last as long as possible.