What Does Rotating Your Tires Do?

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You probably know that tire rotation is important. Maybe you’ve even had it done on your car. But why is tire rotation important? Why rotate tires at all? What does rotating your tires even do? Our service center staff wants you to be safe when traveling on West Chester area roads. So, let’s talk about, not only why it’s important, but how often to rotate the tires on your car.

Why is Rotating Tires Important?

So, why is rotating tires important? Tires that are not rotated at appropriate intervals will wear unevenly, causing problems. What does rotating your tires do? Tire rotation ensures that all of the tires on your vehicle wear evenly as you drive along nearby Philadelphia streets. And with the money you can save by taking advantage of our service specials, you don’t really have a reason not to rotate your tires regularly. 

So why rotate your tires?

  • Regularly rotated tires last longer.
  • Unevenly worn tires can be dangerous on slippery roads or in an emergency.
  • Unevenly worn tires on an AWD vehicle can cause undue strain on the drivetrain.
  • Neglecting to rotate your tires could void your warranty.

How Often to Rotate Tires

So, what does rotating your tires do? It saves your tires and your drivetrain. Here’s how to rotate tires, in case you’re considering doing it yourself:

4WD, FWD, and RWD Vehicles

  • How often to rotate tires: every 6,000 to 8,000 miles.
  • Rotate the front driver side tire with the rear passenger side tire.
  • Rotate the front passenger side tire with the rear driver side tire.

All-Wheel Drive Vehicles

  • How often to rotate tires: every 5,000 to 7,500 miles.
  • Don’t do this yourself! Leave rotating tires on an AWD vehicle to professionals only.

Dually Pickup Trucks (With Four Rear Wheels)

  • How often to rotate tires: every 6,000 to 8,000 miles or every six months.
  • Rear inside tire on the passenger side: transfer to front passenger side.
  • Rear outside tire on the passenger side: transfer to the inside.
  • Rear inside tire on the driver side: transfer to front driver side.
  • Rear outside tire on the driver side: transfer to the inside.
  • Front driver side tire: transfer to rear driver side outside.
  • Front passenger side tire: transfer to rear passenger side outside.

Schedule Your Next Tire Rotation with Land Rover West Chester

Why rotate tires yourself when our tire experts can take care of that for you? They’re happy to answer any of your questions about tire care. Why not schedule an appointment online? We’re just a short drive away from Chester Springs, so drop by or contact Land Rover West Chester today.

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