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How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

To keep your vehicle running smoothly on the streets of Pearland, you should make sure your tires are getting rotated as a part of your routine maintenance. Tires experience wear unevenly depending on the type of drivetrain a vehicle has and the type of driving it experiences. Every vehicle has a different suggestion for when to rotate tires, but it is typically between 5,000 and 7,500 miles. Learn more about tires and how often you should rotate your tires at South Houston Nissan.

Tire Rotation: FWD and RWD

When a vehicle has front-wheel drive (FWD) that means that the vehicle sends power from the engine to the front wheels, causing the front tires to wear faster than the rear ones. Rear-wheel drive (RWD) is the opposite as the rear wheels receive the power and then wear faster. Rotating ensures that the overall life of the tires are extended by making sure the tires will get equal wear. Keep these tips in mind when wondering about tire rotation:

  • Check the owner’s manual for when to rotate the tires, but FWD or RWD vehicles typically should be rotated every 5,000 to 7,500 miles.
  • When performing a FWD rotation, move the front tires to the back and keep them on the same side. However, when the rear tires move to the front, be sure to flip sides.
  • When performing a RWD rotation, do the opposite process. The rear tires move directly forward, and the front tires move back and flip sides.
  • How many miles a car should go before rotating tires may be less if the local roads need a bit of work. If the tires experience a lot of rough driving, rotating the tires more often may be necessary.
  • Performing a tire rotation? Order tires at the South Houston Nissan parts center near Pasadena.

Tire Rotation: AWD

Since all tires are getting power from the engine at the same time, the tires of all-wheel drive vehicles tend to wear differently. It is typically recommended that drivers should rotate their AWD tires every 3,000 to 5,00 miles, but again, the owner’s manual has model specific recommendations. When it is time for a rotation, be sure to check out the service specials at the service center near Deer Park.

Why Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Rotating the tires extends the life of the tires, but how does rotating help the overall health of the vehicle?

  • Lessens the strain put on the drivetrain
  • Allows for better traction on the roads of Houston in inclement weather.
  • Quiets road noise within the vehicle. 

Rotate Your Tires With South Houston Nissan! 

At South Houston Nissan,we understand you want to get the most out of your maintenance. Contact us to schedule an appointment for your next tire rotation and take the guesswork out of when to rotate your tires. Our qualified technicians will answer all your questions and help you with your service needs.

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