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How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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If you’re like most of our Brookings customers, you know rotating tires is important. You’re just not sure when to rotate tires. Our service department wants to help you keep your tires and your car in top shape. That’s why we’ve put together the guidelines below on how many miles to rotate tires. So, how often should you rotate your tires? Let’s find out!

 

 

When to Rotate Your Tires – a Complete Guide

How often should you rotate your tires? It depends on the drivetrain on your vehicle. Also, dually pickups have their own set of guidelines regarding how and when to rotate tires. Rotate your tires according to the guidelines below so you can keep safe while driving along our Watertown roads:

FWD Car or Truck

  • How many miles to rotate tires: 6,000 to 8,000
  • Front left tire: rotate to rear right
  • Front right tire: rotate to rear left
  • Rear left tire: rotate to front left
  • Rear right tire: rotate to front right

RWD Car or Truck

  • How many miles to rotate tires: 6,000 to 8,000
  • Front left tire: rotate to rear left
  • Front right tire: rotate to rear right
  • Rear left tire: rotate to front right
  • Rear right tire: rotate to front left

4WD Car or Truck

  • How many miles to rotate tires: 6,000 to 8,000
  • Front left tire: rotate to rear right
  • Front right tire: rotate to rear left
  • Rear left tire: rotate to front right
  • Rear right tire: rotate to front left

AWD Vehicle

  • How many miles to rotate tires: 5,000 to 7,500 miles
  • How to do it: Don’t! Have a professional do this

For more tire tips like how to change a car tire, visit Brookings Auto Mall.

How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires on a Dually Pickup?

Our Brookings customers who own dually pickups will want to follow these guidelines for how and when to rotate tires:

  • How many miles to rotate tires: 6,000 to 8,000 miles or every six months
  • Front left tire: rotate to rear left (outside)
  • Front right tire: rotate to rear right (outside)
  • Rear left tire (inside): rotate to front left
  • Rear left tire (outside): rotate to rear left (inside)
  • Rear right tire (inside): rotate to front right
  • Rear right tire (outside): rotate to rear right (inside)

If you’re curious about tires for your GMC Sierra, then learn about the best tires for a GMC Sierra 1500 with Brookings Auto Mall to see how you can give your truck an upgrade.

Trust Your Car to the Tire Experts

Why rotate your tires yourself? Let the experts at Brookings Auto Mall do it. You can even schedule an appointment online. Plus, you can learn all sorts of DIY tips and tricks, like how to change a brake light, when you visit us. We’re just a short drive away from Mitchell, so contact us today!

 

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