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How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires

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If you’re getting ready for your next service, you might be wondering: “How often should you rotate your tires?” Every car is a little different, but in general, you should schedule your tire rotations every 5,000 to 7,000 miles. This helps to lengthen the lifespan of your set, while also improving your car’s performance on Stamford and Darien roads. Dive deeper into when to rotate your tires, and schedule your service with BMW of Greenwich today!

Benefits of Regular Tire Rotations

Beyond how many miles to rotate your tires, why should you rotate your tires at all? Tire rotations are quick and easy services that pay off in countless benefits, like:

  • Improved traction on slippery roads
  • Less noise on the road
  • Relieves unnecessary stress on the drivetrain

When to Rotate Tires: FWD and RWD Vehicles

When you’re determining how many miles to rotate your tires in White Plains, consider your drivetrain. Front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive vehicles both send power to one set of tires. Front-wheel drive vehicles are the most common. They send the engine power to the front wheels, and as a result, the front wheels get the bulk of the stress of driving. When you rotate your tires, you equalize the wear and tear to help your tires last longer. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • FWD and RWD both require tire rotations every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Check your owner’s manual for more specific information.
  • In a FWD tire rotation, the front tires move directly to the back axles. The rear tires switch sides as they are moved to the front axles.
  • In a RWD tire rotation, the rear tires move directly to the front axles. The front tires switch sides as they are moved to the rear axles.
  • Activities like off-roading and towing put greater strain on your vehicle, so you might need to schedule your rotation earlier if you spend a lot of time doing this kind of heavy lifting. Talk to our service center for recommendations.

Are you interested in tackling your next tire rotation at home? It’s not terribly difficult if you know how to change a tire already. 

When to Rotate Tires: AWD Vehicles

All-wheel drive vehicles work differently than FWD or RWD models. In an AWD vehicle, power is sent to each tire individually. This means the wear and tear is less predictable, and you’ll need to do tire rotations at earlier intervals to keep your car in the best shape possible. Here are some tips and tricks from our technicians:

  • You’ll need to rotate your tires around every 3,000 to 5,000 miles – much more often than with RWD or FWD cars.
  • AWD tire rotations are tricky, so if you want to rotate your tires yourself, we recommend using a diagram to keep the rotation pattern straight,
  • When rotating your tires, all tires flip sides. The left rear tire moves to the right front spot. The right rear tire goes to the left front spot. The right front tire goes to the left rear spot. The left front tire goes to the right rear spot.

Schedule Your Service with BMW of Greenwich

You know how often you should rotate your tires, but where should you go for quality car care? BMW of Greenwich is your trusted dealership in the BMW of Greenwich area, and we’re ready to bring out the very best in your car. Contact us today with any questions.

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