How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Drivers in San Francisco should never underestimate the importance of knowing when to rotate tires. Rotating your tires on time can make for less frequent trips to the East Bay MINI Service Center tire center, and more importantly, keeping you and your passengers safe on Oakland roads. If you’re asking, “How often should you rotate your tires?” keep reading.

Why is Tire Rotation Important?

Along with asking, “How often should you rotate your tires?” you might also wonder why it’s such an important part of your MINI Cooper’s maintenance routine. The short answer: Tire rotation helps your tires wear evenly, which is important for safe driving.

How Many Miles to Rotate Tires?

Look to your MINI Cooper maintenance schedule when you ask how many miles to rotate tires. The general recommendation is between 5,000 to 7,500 miles, but that’s just a general estimate on how many miles to rotate tires. More specifically, here’s the answer to, “How often should you rotate your tires,” based on drivetrain:

  • Front-Wheel Drive — Rotate every 5,000 to 7,500 miles
  • Rear-Wheel Drive — Rotate every 5,000 to 7,500 miles
  • All-Wheel Drive — Rotate every 3,000 to 5,000 miles

If you’re rotating your tires yourself in Livermore, how you rotate your tires will depend on your drivetrain:

  • For FWD, move the rear tires to the front and flip them. The left rear tire should go on the right front wheel. When you move the front tires to the back, keep them on the same side.
  • For RWD, move the front tires to the back and flip them. The left front should go on the right rear wheel. When you move the back tires to the front, keep them on the same side.

How Do I Know When to Rotate Tires?

Another answer to, “How often should you rotate your tires?” is when these symptoms appear:

  • Loss of traction in slippery conditions
  • Uneven tire wear
  • Pressure loss in one tire

If you don’t rotate your tires regularly you’re susceptible to:

  • Flat tires and blowouts
  • Rapid wear on brake pads
  • Poor traction and skidding

Learn More About Car Maintenance with East Bay MINI Service Center!

Now that you know the answer to when to rotate tires, learn more about car maintenance with East Bay MINI Service Center! Our service department’s tips will save you time and money, while making your MINI Cooper safer and more fun to drive.

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