How often should you rotate your tires? A good rule of thumb on when to rotate tires is every 5,000 to 7,500 mile interval. For exact model figures, always check your owner’s manual – But are you wondering why variances exist? Read through this simple guide from the folks at Mercedes-Benz of West Covina, your Covina-area trusted service center.
Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles
Front-wheel and rear-wheel drive designations simply refer to where power from your car’s engine is sent. Front-wheel drive vehicles send power to the front tires, while rear-wheel drive vehicles send it to the rear tires. The tires getting the bulk of the engine power will wear faster. Whether you drive a FWD or RWD vehicle, keep these tire rotation tips in mind:
- Tire rotation needs to be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, whether you’re driving a FWD or RWD vehicle. Consult your owner’s manual for exact figures.
- Performing a 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 and you will keep them on the same sides when moving the front tires to the back.
- 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.
- How you drive will affect how often you need to rotate your tires. If you drive your vehicle off-road, or tow heavier loads regularly, Talk with the service experts at Mercedes-Benz of West Covina to get a better idea of a maintenance schedule that fits your driving habits.
4MATIC® AWD Tire Rotation Tips
How many miles to rotate tires on a 4MATIC® AWD model? On these vehicles, each tire wears differently, and at different speeds. Most experts set the standard timeline at 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Again, always check your owner’s manual for specific numbers for your vehicle. If you can’t remember the last time you performed a tire rotation, don’t hesitate to schedule service at Mercedes-Benz of West Covina. We’ll perform an inspection to see if you’re due for a rotation. Tires usually require a rotation once the tread variance exceeds 2/32 of an inch.
Why Rotate Tires?
Common knowledge will tell you tire rotation extends the life of your tires. Beyond that, regular tire rotation gives your vehicle additional benefits:
- Improved traction on slippery roads
- Less noise on the road
- Relieves unnecessary stress on the drivetrain
Prepare for hazardous weather around Glendora, and keep tire rotations a part of your maintenance plan. Properly caring for your tires doesn’t mean they’ll last forever, but when you’re in need of a replacement, our tire center can help you out!
Get Your Tire Advice from Mercedes-Benz of West Covina
For any information regarding tire care or tire pressure, or for answers to service questions like, “How much is a transmission,” or, “What is antifreeze,” don’t hesitate tocontact us today. Our certified technicians near La Puenta are always standing by to help answer your questions and solve your problems.