Why is Tire Rotation Important?

2022 Acura MDX A-Spec on Highway

You’ve likely heard about tire rotation and know that it’s probably something you should be having done to the tires on your car. But, why? Why rotate tires when you replace them before they wear too much, anyway? What does rotating your tires do? Our service center staff wants you to be safe when traveling on our Denver-area roads. So, we’ve put together the guide below on why tire rotation is so vital to the life of your tires, as well as how often to rotate tires.

Why Rotate Tires? What Does Rotating Your Tires Do?

So, what does rotating your tires do for their lifespan? Rotating your tires at appropriate intervals will prevent your tires from wearing unevenly, which, in turn, will prevent other problems. The harsh road conditions we sometimes experience during our Aurora winters can be brutal on a car’s tires. But tires that are unevenly worn can make the situation even worse. Here are some reasons to rotate your tires regularly:

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

You might be wondering at this point how often to rotate the tires on your car. That depends on whether your car is equipped with AWD or if you own a dually pickup. Here are the guides for rotating tires for each drivetrain:

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.

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

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 to professionals only.

Trust Your Tire Maintenance to Fisher Acura of Boulder

Don’t stress out about rotating your tires. Let us handle that. We’ll have you back on the road in no time. We can even help you keep track of when you’re due for a tire rotation. So, schedule an appointment with us. And, if you’d like to learn more, check out our posts on how often you should rotate your tires and how to change a tire. We’re just a short drive away from Broomfield, so drop by or contact us today.