For most cars, if you rotate your tires every 3,000 - 8,000 miles (depending on your tire's recommendation), you will have even wear on all four of your tires. This will ultimately allow your tires to last much longer! On average, a set of brand new tires last me at least 4 years!
Essentially, tire rotation is moving the back tires to the front, and front to the back. Personally, I visit a nearby tire shop that with complimentary rotate my tires because I service my other cars there, so that is very nice! This place also provides free air service and nail patch, if needed. You may have to call around to see if any tire shops offer that kind of service.
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When buying new tires or having the ones that are currently on your car rotated, ask to have the rims installed by hand, instead of with an impact wrench. With an impact wrench, sometimes they'll cross thread them.
Have your tires rotated every 5,000 miles. When you do, also have them check the air pressure in each of them. Some of the time, spare tires are usually found low or already flat.
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How often do you need to get an alignment and have your tires rotated?
Most places tell you sooner than is necessary--like every year. I use miles as my rule and have mine done every 6-8,000 miles--which for someone who drives very little is about every 2 years.
Hubby drives much more and ends up having his done at least once a year, sometimes twice.
Always rotate and align if you have to get a new tire (or 2).
If you see your tires are wearing early or uneven--talk to your mechanic especially if you hit a pot hole or had a minor meet and greet with a pole or other object you backed into or sideswiped...you may need to rotate sooner if this happens.
Alignment should be done annually,Tire rotation every 5,000 to 7,500 miles.both should always be done when you buy new tires(this will make them last longer). If you have doubt check your owners manual if it is slightly different!
I do my tire rotations every 7,000 miles. Alignment is optional and not required - only needs to be done if your car is out of alignment.
Most places offer fire tire rotation after purchasing a set of tires from them. They sometimes have alignment packages also for reasonably price. If you bought your tires or have your tires new from somewhere else and need a rotation, try Discount Tire! They offer free rotations.
Normally people or tire shops say that you should rotate your tired every 5000 to 8000 miles. If you do not do much driving it is a good idea to have them checked every two years and watch the conditions of the tires.