How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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How often should you rotate your tires? Many Brook Park drivers ask this question, knowing that there are a few variables at play. Generally speaking, every 5,000 to 7,000 miles, you should get in touch with a service center for tire rotation. Metro Toyota runs though the factors to consider for tire rotation below!

Why Rotate Tires?

If you’re wondering how many miles to rotate tires at, you may also be curious about why Parma drivers elect for regular tire rotations. For starters, it’s part of your recommended rotation schedule. If that’s not enough, you’ll see a difference if you get tire rotation.

  • Better traction
  • Less noisy tires/suspension
  • Better for the drivetrain, as worn tires put stress on many parts of your vehicle

Schedule service in the Brunswick-area today to see the benefits!

How Many Miles to Rotate Tires: FWD and RWD

How often should you rotate your tires on a FWD or RWD vehicle, and does it make a difference? We’ve gotten this question a lot, especially from those Cleveland car-owners who are into DIY car care but need a little help getting started. The above figure of 5,000 to 7,000 miles applies to FWD and RWD vehicles. Here are some other tips:

  • FWD Tire Rotation: It’s not just about knowing when to rotate tires, but how. When doing FWD tire rotation, send the front wheels to the back, but switch sides as you’re putting the rear wheels on the front, so that the rear right tire becomes the front left tire.
  • RWD Tire Rotation: The process here is reversed, so the front right tire becomes the rear left tire.

There are other factors that affect when to rotate tires: your driving habits, climate, road conditions, and more. Contact a center that uses materials like OEM parts if you have any questions about when to rotate tires!

How Many Miles to Rotate Tires: All-Wheel Drive

Do you have a vehicle with All-Wheel Drive, such as the RAV4? There are lots of advantages to All-Wheel Drive, but since they push energy to all the tires, you’re looking at a different answer for how many miles to rotate tires at. Every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, your All-Wheel-Drive vehicle will need to come in for a tire rotation. Once again, always check with the owners manual to see the best time for when to rotate tires!

Schedule Service with Metro Toyota

At Metro Toyota, we want Brook Park drivers to have a great car, and we want them to be empowered to take care of it down the road. That’s why we offer service tips in addition to express maintenance! If you’re still wondering when to rotate tires, have other service questions like how to reset the maintenance light on your Toyota Corolla, or have any service needs, contact us today to have a chat with our expert mechanics!


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