How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

October 10th, 2018 by

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In general, you should rotate your Acura model‘s tires every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, but always consult your owner’s manual for a more specific number on the recommended tire rotation frequency. However, the tire rotation frequency required changes if you have an SH-AWD®. Explore this guide from Mile High Acura, your Aurora-area Acura service center, to learn more about the nuances of how often to rotate tires on your Acura vehicle.

Schedule Your Tire Rotation

Why Do You Have to Rotate Your Tires?

Tire rotation extends the life of your tires, for one. However, regularly rotating your Acura vehicle’s tires also provides other benefits, including:

  • Less stress on your Acura model’s drivetrain
  • Better traction on slippery Highlands Ranch area roads — especially during winter
  • Softer road noise

If you want your Acura to handle winter better in Littleton, tire rotations should be a regular part of your maintenance plan — just like regular brake maintenance. Do keep in mind, though, that even well-cared-for tires will need to be replaced at some point, and our parts center can help you find genuine Acura tires if that’s the case.

Tire Rotations for FWD and RWD Vehicles

On FWD vehicles, the engine sends power to the front wheels, which means the front tires will wear faster than rear tires. Naturally, a rear-wheel drive vehicle experiences the opposite, with its rear wheels receiving power and the rear tires wearing quicker. Here are some details to keep in mind when scheduling a tire rotation for your FWD or RWD vehicle:

  • You should get your RWD or FWD vehicle’s tires rotated every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, or as recommended in the owner’s manual.
  • If you’re a DIY-er performing a tire rotation on a FWD vehicle, be sure that when you exchange the rear tires with the front ones that you flip sides — meaning, the rear left tire should go to the front right. When you move the front tires back, keep them on the same side.
  • If you’re performing a tire rotation on a RWD car, simply flip the process. Switch the sides of your front tires when you move them back, and then move the back tires to the front on the same side.
  • If you’re driving on rougher roads in the Denver area, you’ll probably want to rotate your tires more often than every 5,000 to 7,500 miles.

Tire Rotation Tips for AWD Vehicles

Tire rotations are a little more complicated on AWD vehicles, as there aren’t specific wheels that get more power from the engine. This is great for your handling, but it may mean getting your tires rotated more often for safety’s sake.

If you have an AWD model, most experts recommend rotating your tires every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Again, though, your owner’s manual may give you different numbers.

Turn to Mile High Acura for Tire Care in the Denver Area

Now that you know how often to rotate tires on your vehicle, you may be aware that its time to bring in your Acura for servicing. If you’re not sure how long it’s been since your last tire rotation, you can always schedule service at Mile High Acura. Most tires require rotation once the tread variance is over 2/32 of an inch, and we’ll check the tread wear differences on your tires to see if it’s time for a rotation. You can also check out more service features such as how to jump start a car


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