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How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Do you know when you should rotate your tires? At Toyota 101, we often get questions about tire rotation and when to rotate tires. To answer the question of, “How often should you rotate your tires?” Our service experts say every 5,000 to 8,000 miles. Since this is a ground rule for most Redwood City drivers and beyond, we recommend checking your owner’s manual for an exact timeline. Read on to learn more from Toyota 101 about tire rotation and to fully answer the question of “How many miles to rotate tires?” below!



How Many Miles to Rotate Tires For FWD and RWD Vehicles

So, how often should you rotate your tires? It depends on the drivetrain of your Toyota. When it comes to RWD, the engine power is sent to the rear while engine power is sent to the front for FWD vehicles. Since the power distribution is different, wherever the power is sent the most will wear the fastest, so keep the following in mind before scheduling an appointment for your tire rotation:

  • Every 5,000 to 8,000 miles is when to rotate tires for RWD and FWD cars.
  • For FWD tire rotations, you only need to flip sides when moving the rear tires to the front of the vehicle.
  • For a RWD vehicle, you will reverse the process above and only flip sides of the tires when moving the front tires to the rear.
  • If off-roading in Belmont is in your future, your schedule of when to rotate tires might shift.

How Many Miles to Rotate Tires With AWD?

Now, you might be asking yourself, “How often should you rotate your tires with all-wheel drive?” For any AWD vehicles throughout Belmont, you’ll want to rotate these more often with a time interval of every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Here are a few AWD tire rotation tips to keep in mind:

  1. The left rear goes to the right front spot.
  2. The right rear goes to the left front spot.
  3. The right front goes to the left rear spot.
  4. The left front goes to the right rear spot.

Contact our service department if you’re unsure about the tire rotation process!

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Since you know the timeline of when to rotate tires, contact us at Toyota 101 for additional service tips and tricks. Shop our tire store near San Jose today.

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