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How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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Basic tire care includes routinely checking the tread depth, maintaining the correct tire pressure, and keeping up to date on your tire rotation schedule. How often should you rotate your tires? It is recommended that you have your tires rotated every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. However, it’s a good idea to check your owner’s manual to find out when to rotate tires on your specific make and model. This guide from the experts in the MINI of Warwick service center will fill you in on how many miles to rotate tires. If it turns out that your MINI Cooper is due for its next tire rotation near Providence, RI, so schedule an appointment with us online.

 

 

What is a Tire Rotation?

Regular tire rotation is an important part of maintaining your vehicle. So, what is tire rotation? The purpose of a tire rotation is to extend the life of your tires by preventing any one tire from wearing down too fast. Rotating the tires involves moving tires from one position on a vehicle to another. In most cases, the front tires will move to the rear and the rear tires will move to the front. They may also change sides, so what was the rear left tire will end up as the front right tire — this is called the tire rotation pattern. Here are some tire rotation basics:

Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

With front-wheel drive (FWD)vehicles the engine power is delivered to the front tires, while with rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicles the power is sent to the rear tires. Since the tires that receive direct power from the engine tend to wear faster than the others, regularly rotating the tires ensures that they will wear evenly and last longer on Cranston, RI roads and beyond. With either an FWD or RWD vehicle, keep the following tire rotation tips in mind.

  • For FWD or RWD cars, tire rotation should be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, but consult your owner’s manual to find the specific recommendation for your vehicle.
  • When performing an FWD tire rotation, the rear tires will need to flip sides when they are moved to the front. For example, the rear right tire will go on the front left and the rear left tire on the front right. When moving the front tires to the back, keep them on the same side.
  • The process is inverted when rotating tires on an RWD car. Flip sides when moving the front tires to the back, but keep the rear tires on the same side when moving them forward.
  • How often should you rotate your tires? It depends on how and where you drive. The certified service technicians at MINI of Warwick can help you determine a tire rotation and maintenance schedule that fits your driving habits.

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

With an all-wheel-drive (AWD) vehicle, all four tires can be engaged by the engine at any given time. This causes each tire to wear differently and at different speeds. How many miles to rotate tires on an AWD vehicle will depend on a number of factors, however you’ll typically want to schedule a tire rotation every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Your owner’s manual will have the recommended rotation schedule for your AWD vehicle.

Tire Rotation Benefits

Knowing when to rotate tires and how many miles to rotate tires will help you enjoy a smooth and safe ride on the roads in and around Newport, RI. Other benefits of routine tire rotations include:

  • Improved traction on slippery roads
  • Reduced stress on the drivetrain
  • Less noise from the wheels and tires when driving
  • Helps to extend the lifespan of your tires

Get Expert Tire Care and More at MINI of Warwick

The best way to get the most out of your tires is to adhere to your recommended tire rotation schedule. Whether you’re looking to get your tires rotated or are in need of a new set of MINI Cooper tires, the team at MINI of Warwick is here to help. Make sure to check out our current service specials and coupons, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our service team.

 

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