How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

How often should you rotate your tires? The answer to when to rotate tires is typically every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. However, this is just a ground-rule, and if you want the exact numbers, you can refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual. INFINITI of Kansas City has a handy guide for Lees Summit drivers on when to rotate tires. Contact our service center if you have any questions.

Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

Front- and rear-wheel drive is about where the power from the engine is sent. So, for a front-wheel drive INFINITI vehicle, it goes to the front tires, and with a rear-wheel drive car, it goes to the rear tires. This means that the set of tires that get most of the engine power will wear much faster than the other tires. Torn between FWD and RWD vehicles? Keep in mind these rotation tips below:

  • For FWD or RWD cars, a tire rotation is needed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Consult your owner’s manual for the exact figures.
  • If you are doing the FWD tire rotation yourself, remember 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, change 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.
  • Thinking about your driving habits, like off-roading, affects how often a tire rotation is needed. Talk with the INFINITI experts at the INFINITI of Kansas City service center for a maintenance schedule best suited for your driving habits.

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

Wondering how many miles to rotate tires on an AWD model? AWD vehicles work a little differently since the tires wear differently, and at different speeds. With that said, most INFINITI experts recommend sticking to the 3,000 to 5,000-mile timeline. Lees Summit drivers can refer to their owner’s manual for specific information about their vehicle. If you’re unsure about your last tire rotation, schedule a service appointment, and our team will inspect your tires to see if a rotation is needed.

Why Rotate Tires?

Tire rotations are essential to extending the life of your tires. Also, through regular tire rotations, you can enjoy these added benefits:

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

Learn More About When to Rotate Tires With INFINITI of Kansas City

If you have any questions or need additional information about tire care, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. Our INFINITI-trained and certified technicians are always here to help in any way.

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