Rotating Tires: An Easy Guide

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Tire rotation is an important part of maintaining your car. Keeping your tires rotated will ensure that your car runs for longer and runs into fewer problems down the road. Why do people rotate their tires? Changing the position of the tires on your car means that your tires will wear more evenly, preventing you from needing to buy new tires and saving your car from more serious maintenance down the line. Pressed for time? Here’s a quick guide on how to do a tire rotation at home.

How To Do a Tire Rotation

Rotating your tires is a different process depending on whether your car is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive. Here’s what you need to keep in mind if you’re learning how to rotate tires at home:

  • Front-wheel drive: To rotate tires on a front-wheel drive vehicle, move the tires in the front to the back while keeping the side of the car the same (that is, front-left becomes rear-left). Moving from back to front, move your tires to the opposite side of the car (that is, rear-right becomes front-left).
  • Rear-wheel drive: This is just front-wheel drive in reverse. The tires in the back get rotated to the front without changing from driver to passenger. Going front to back, you switch the tires to the opposite side of the car.
  • All-wheel drive: This way is easier than the rest. You simply move the tires in an X pattern. Front-right becomes rear-left and vice versa. Front-left becomes rear-right and vice versa.

If you don’t have time to rotate your tires at home, schedule service with the Butler Auto Group and let us take care of everything.

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How Often Should I Rotate Tires?

Now that you know how to do a tire rotation, you might be wondering how often you should rotate tires. You should rotate your tires once every 5,000 to 7,500 miles to prevent uneven wear that may strain your axles or lead to an unpleasant shaking sensation. Keeping up with your recommended rotation interval won’t just make your tires last longer. It will help you get more enjoyment out of every drive through Georgia and South Carolina.

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