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How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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You love driving your new Buick Enclave on the streets of Bismarck, and you want to keep it in top running condition for as long as possible. One of the ways you can do so is by knowing the answer to the question, “How often should you rotate your tires?” If you want to know more about when to rotate tires and other service tips for your Buick or GMC vehicle, check with the service department at Ryan Buick GMC.

Why is Tire Rotation Important?

Along with asking, “how often should you rotate your tires?” New Town drivers might also be wondering why tire rotation is important. In short, regular tire rotation keeps your car running smoothly and can extend the life of your tires by helping them wear evenly. Unevenly-worn tires are a problem because:

  • Unevenly worn tires can’t properly grip the road surface. You’ll have more trouble driving in slippery winter conditions or on rainy streets, in particular.
  • Unevenly worn tires are less safe. You’re more likely to get a flat or have a dangerous blow-out.
  • You’ll need to replace your tires sooner. While we hope you’ll come to Ryan Buick GMC when it’s time to replace your tires, we don’t want you to do so sooner than necessary. When you know when to rotate tires, you don’t have to replace them as often.

How Many Miles to Rotate Tires Based on Drivetrain

All-wheel-drive cars send an equal amount of power to all four tires and they tend to wear somewhat evenly. Front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive get more power to their specified tires, so they wear differently. Here’s a look at how many miles to rotate tires based on which drivetrain you have:

  • 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.

Keep in mind, while these are good general guidelines to follow, your owner’s manual will give you an exact tire rotation interval for your particular make and model. Additionally, your driving habits can affect how often you need to rotate tires; if you have an all-wheel-drive vehicle that you only drive once or twice a week and only on paved roads, for example, you can likely go longer than 5,000 miles between rotations. If you have questions regarding your driving habits and when to rotate tires, call our service team at 701-852-1026 to start a conversation!

How Do I Know When to Rotate Tires?

If you feel these uncomfortable issues while driving, the answer to “how many miles to rotate tires?” is likely as soon as possible:

  • Uneven wear that causes an uncomfortable ride quality
  • Vehicle vibration
  • Unexplained tire pressure loss

Visit Ryan Buick GMC for Regular Tire Rotations and More!

Now that you know the answer to, “How often should you rotate your tires?” schedule an appointment for regular maintenance at Ryan Buick GMC. Our technicians are here to rotate your tires, change your fluids, and do everything necessary to keep you safely on the roads of Bottineau!

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