How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

November 20th, 2018 by

Mechanic changing a car wheel.The rule of thumb is that tires should be rotated every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. While this is a good jumping off point, for exact figures on your model you should always check your owner’s manual. Still curious when to rotate tires? This guide from the folks at Allways Atascosa Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, your Floresville-area trusted service center provides more details.

Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

In a front-wheel drive car, the majority of the engine’s power is sent to the front tires, while in a rear-wheel drive car it is sent to the rear tires. The set of tires getting the bulk of the power are doing more work and will wear faster than the others. When rotating tires on a FWD or RWD vehicle, keep these tips in mind:

  • The 5,000 to 7,500 miles guideline still applies to FWD or RWD cars, but 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 a 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 and where you drive will impact your tire wear. If you off-road or drive in a challenging climate, you may need more frequent tire rotations.

Talk with the service experts at Allways Atascosa Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to get a better idea of a maintenance schedule that fits your driving habits.

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

Curious how many miles to rotate tires on an AWD model? These vehicles work slightly differently since each tire is receiving power. The experts recommend rotating every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, but check your owner’s manual for exact numbers for your vehicle.

Why Rotate Tires?

Regular tire rotation not only extends the life of your tires, but also gives your vehicle additional benefits:

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

To be better prepared for hazardous weather around Poteet, keep tire rotations as part of your maintenance plan.

Get Your Tire Advice From Allways Atascosa Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

If you can’t remember the last time you performed a tire rotation, don’t hesitate to schedule service at Allways Atascosa Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. We’ll perform an inspection to see if you’re due for a rotation. Have additional questions, like how to check your tire tread? Our certified technicians are always

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Cabin Air Filter
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New Mopar®/Magneti Marelli® Cabin Air Filter. Installation of filter. Must present the original coupon when first arrive for initial service. Customer is responsible for local tax and Shop Supplies fee. Valid for most makes and models. See Service Advisor for complete details. Magneti Marelli is a registered trademark of Magneti Marelli S.p.A. ©2016 FCA US LLC. All Rights Reserved. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar, SRT and HEMI are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC. FIAT is a registered trademark of FCA Group Marketing S.p.A., used under license by FCA US LLC.

Tire Rotation
10% OFF

Rotate four tires. Some vehicles may be higher. Must present the original coupon when first arrive for initial service. Customer is responsible for local tax and Shop Supplies fee. Valid for most makes and models. See Service Advisor for complete details. ©2016 FCA US LLC. All Rights Reserved. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar, SRT and HEMI are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC. FIAT is a registered trademark of FCA Group Marketing S.p.A., used under license by FCA US LLC.

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Mopar®/Magneti Marelli® Battery
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Discount for one battery only. Electrical and old battery inspection/testing if required and installation extra. Must present the original coupon when first arrive for initial service. Customer is responsible for local tax and Shop Supplies fee. Valid for most makes and models. See Service Advisor for complete details. Magneti Marelli is a registered trademark of Magneti Marelli S.p.A. ©2016 FCA US LLC. All Rights Reserved. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar, SRT and HEMI are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC. FIAT is a registered trademark of FCA Group Marketing S.p.A., used under license by FCA US LLC.

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Discount on service and/or parts purchases. Total purchase must be $15 or more. Redeemable at our dealership only. Not applicable to previous charges or existing accounts. Not redeemable for cash or body shop repairs. Must present the original coupon when first arrive for initial service. Not valid with other offers. Customer is responsible for local tax and Shop Supplies fee. Valid for most makes and models. See Service Advisor for complete details. ©2016 FCA US LLC. All Rights Reserved. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar, SRT and HEMI are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC. FIAT is a registered trademark of FCA Group Marketing S.p.A., used under license by FCA US LLC. Maximum value: $50.00

Mopar®/Magneti Marelli® Wiper Blades
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Front Or Rear Brake Service With Machining Rotors
$149.85

Front or rear disc brake pad or shoe replacement with Mopar®/Magneti Marelli® Brakes (semimetallic). Refacing/machining rotors or drums. Inspect calipers. Check brake fluid level. Road test vehicle. Some vehicles may be higher. Must present the original coupon when first arrive for initial service. Customer is responsible for local tax and Shop Supplies fee. Valid for most makes and models. See Service Advisor for complete details. Magneti Marelli is a registered trademark of Magneti Marelli S.p.A. ©2016 FCA US LLC. All Rights Reserved. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar, SRT and HEMI are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC. FIAT is a registered trademark of FCA Group Marketing S.p.A., used under license by FCA US LLC.

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Brake Pad Or Shoe Replacement

Replacement: $145.95

With Machining Rotors: $195.75

Front or rear disc brake pad or shoe replacement with Mopar®/Magneti Marelli® Brakes (semimetallic). Inspect rotor, drum and caliper(refacing/machining extra). Check brake fluid level. Road test vehicle. Some vehicles may be higher. Must present the original coupon when first arrive for initial service. Customer is responsible for local tax and Shop Supplies fee. Valid for most makes and models. See Service Advisor for complete details. Magneti Marelli is a registered trademark of Magneti Marelli S.p.A. ©2016 FCA US LLC. All Rights Reserved. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar, SRT and HEMI are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC. FIAT is a registered trademark of FCA Group Marketing S.p.A., used under license by FCA US LLC.

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