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How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Regular tire rotation helps to ensure that your car, truck, or SUV is always running safe and smooth on Saskatoon streets. Uneven tire wear can cause your vehicle to shake when braking and can also have a negative affect on your fuel economy. So, how often should you rotate your tires? It is generally recommended that car tires be rotated every six months or 10,000 to 12,000 kilometers. You should consult your owner’s manual to find the specific tire rotation schedule for your make and model. Learn more about how often to rotate your tires in this guide from the experts in the Standard Motors Service Centre.

Tire Rotation for FWD and RWD Vehicles

The set of tires that receive direct power from the engine will tend to wear down faster than the others. On a FWD car, the engine power is sent to the front tires, while in a RWD car, it is sent to the rear tires. With either a FWD or RWD vehicle, keep these tire rotation tips in mind:

  • Check our owner’s manual to find out what the recommended tire rotation schedule is for your vehicle.
  • With a FWD tire rotation, the front tires are moved to the rear on the same side they were originally. The rear tires, however, flip sides when moved to the front.
  • When rotating tires on a RWD car, invert the process above. The front tires flip sides when moved to the back, and keep the rear tires on the same side when moving them forward.
  • Do you drive primarily on Kyle streets? Do you take long trips on a regular basis or do any off-roading? How and where you drive will affect how often you need to rotate your tires. The service experts at Standard Motors can help you work out a tire rotation and maintenance schedule that fits your driving habits.

Rotating AWD Tires

How often do you need to rotate tires on an AWD model? With all-wheel drive, each tire wears differently, and at a different rate. The experts recommend an AWD tire rotation every 8,000 to 10,000 kilometers. Check your owner’s manual to see what is recommended for your specific vehicle. If you’re having trouble determining when you should have your tires rotated, schedule a service appointment at Standard Motors. Our certified technicians will inspect your tires and let you know if they need to be rotated.

Get Your Next Tire Rotation at Standard Motors!

Is your vehicle due for a tire rotation? Visit our Service Centre near Regina. We can handle all of your Buick, Chevy, and GMC maintenance and repair services, from tire rotations and oil changes to wheel alignment and brake replacement. We also can offer advice and information on:

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