How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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In general, tires should be rotated at the 5,000 to 7,500 mile interval. While this is a good ground rule, it’s best to check your vehicle’s owner’s manual for exact intervals. Want to learn more about when to rotate tires? We at Tulley Mazda have created this guide for Hudson drivers and beyond to better understand vehicle services. When it comes time for this service, trust the technicians at our service center in Nashua.

Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

Whether a vehicle is designated front-wheel or rear-wheel drive simply indicates where the power from the engine is sent. For a front-wheel drive car, it is sent to the front tires, while in a rear-wheel drive car it is sent to the rear tires. This also means that the set of tires getting most of the power will likely wear faster than the others. Should you drive a FWD or RWD vehicle, keep these tire rotation tips in mind:

  • For FWD or RWD cars, tire rotation needs to be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Be sure to consult your owner’s manual for exact figures.
  • If you’re performing a FWD tire rotation yourself, keep in mind to flip sides when moving the rear tires. For example, the rear right tire will go on the front left. However, when moving the front tires to the back, keep them on the same side.
  • When rotating tires on an RWD car, invert the process above. Flip sides when moving the front tires to the back, but keep the rear tires on the same side when moving them forward.
  • Keep in mind how you drive, like off-roading, will affect how often you need to rotate your tires. Talk with the service experts at Tulley Mazda to get a better idea of a maintenance schedule that fits your driving habits.

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

Want to know how many miles to rotate tires on an AWD model? Most experts set the standard mileage timeline between 3,000 and 5,000 miles. These types of vehicles wear each tire differently so it’s best to rotate them more regularly. That’s why it’s usually required to rotate them once the tread variance exceeds 2.32 of an inch. Before sticking to this estimate, be sure to check your owner’s manual for more exact mileage markers. If you can’t remember when you last had your vehicle’s tires rotated, schedule service at Tulley Mazda.

Why Rotate Tires?

Rotating your vehicle’s tires will extend the life or your tires. In addition to this, regular tire rotation gives your vehicle other benefits like:

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

Keep up with your model’s regular maintenance plan, staying better prepared for hazardous weather conditions in Merrimack. Even tires that are well maintained will need replacing eventually. When that time comes, visit our tire center. We can help you find the right tires for your model and get you back on the Lowell roads in no time.

Get Your Tire Advice From Tulley Mazda

If you have more questions about tire care, how to check car oil, the Mazda6 safety ratings, or about the 2019 Mazda3 AWD pricing and specs, contact us today and our certified technicians can help answer your questions.

Service Specials From Tulley Mazda

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Poorly aligned wheels wear out tires prematurely and reduce gas mileage. Service includes:
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  • Inspect suspension and steering linkage
  • Check tire wear
  • Check tire pressure, adjust as necessary
  • Computerized alignment
  • Road test
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The air you breathe is only as clean as the filter it goes through. A new cabin air filter will reduce impurities such as pollen, dust, mold and other airborne containments. Recommended every 12 – 24 months.
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Mazda Car Care - Mazda Service Special
Standard Oil
Special Price: $69.95
Synthetic Oil
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– Replace engine oil and filter
– Rotate and inspect tires, brake wear
– Check and top off all fluid levels
– Check and adjust tire pressure
– Check exhaust system
– Check constant velocity (CV) boots
– Complete a multi-point inspection
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Older vehicles have timing belts that
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