How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

October 22nd, 2018 by

Mechanic removing lug nuts from tire using a tool

If you’re wondering how often you should rotate your tires on your Honda in the Arlington area, the answer is approximately every 5,000 to 7,000 miles. It’s always a good idea to consult your owner’s manual to see the specific mileage for your vehicle. The Wolfchase Honda service center has put together this guide to help you better understand tire rotations.

When to Rotate Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

Vehicles with front-wheel drive have power sent to the front tires from the engine, which causes the two front wheels to wear quicker than the rear wheels. It’s the opposite with rear-wheel drive. The back wheels receive the power, causing them to wear faster. Here’s what you need to know about when to rotate tires for your FWD or RWD vehicle:

  • A FWD or RWD vehicle needs a tire rotation every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, or as recommended in the owner’s manual.
  • If you’re rotating the tires on your FWD vehicle yourself, make sure you flip sides when you move the rear tires to the front. For example, the back right tire will go on the front left side. When you move the front tires back, keep them on the same side. The front left tire should go on the back left side.
  • For a RWD tire rotation, you do the opposite. Move the front wheel back and flip sides, so the front right tire goes on the back left side. Move the back tires directly forward on the same sides.
  • If you regularly drive on rough terrain near Memphis, you may want to rotate your tires more often than is specified.

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

If you have an AWD drive vehicle and are wondering how many miles to rotate tires, we can help. Tires on AWD vehicles wear differently, so it’s recommended that your rotate your tires every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Be sure to check your owner’s manual, though, for exact recommendations. If you’re not sure when your last tire rotation was, you can schedule an appointment at your local service center in Bartlett. We’ll check to see if the tread wear requires a rotation, which happens when the tread variance is over 2/32 of an inch. You can also ask for a tire rotation the next time you get your oil changed.

Why Rotate Tires?

Regularly rotating your tires extend the life of the tires, and prevents you have from having to get one or two new tires at a time. Additional benefits include:

  • Less stress on the drivetrain
  • Better traction on slippery roads
  • Quieter road noise

If you want your car to better to have better handling in Cordova, be sure to add tire rotations to your regular maintenance plan. Keep in mind, though, that even well-cared-for tires need to be replaced eventually, and our parts center is here when that time comes.

Tire Being Mounted on Wheel
Mechanic Removing Tire

Professional Tire Care Advice from Wolfchase Honda

For additional information about tire care and other automotive maintenance needs, from checking your transmission fluid and oil level, to cleaning your windshield. Contact us, and our trained service professional will be happy to answer your questions.

Service Specials From Wolfchase Honda

Synthetic Oil & Filter Change Plus Tire Rotation
$69.95

INCLUDES:

  • Change Oil Filter & Replace with Genuine Honda Oil Filter
  • Change Engine Oil with Genuine Honda Recommended Oil (up to 5 quarts)
  • Rotate Tires
  • Multi-point inspection

Please present coupon to Service Advisor when order is placed. Limit one coupon per customer. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Tax, shop supplies, and environmental fees not included. Honda vehicles only.

EXPIRES: 12/07/2019
$10.00 Off Oil and Filter Change

Present this coupon at the time of write up to receive a $10.00 discount off a full synthetic Oil and Filter Change Service at Wolfchase Honda!

Please present coupon to service adviser when order is placed. Limit one coupon per customer per visit. Cannot be combined with any other offer or owner rewards program. Honda vehicles only (excludes Acura).

EXPIRES: 12/07/2019
Honda Wiper Inserts
$9.95 each with coupon

Complimentary installation with purchase.

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EXPIRES: 12/07/2019
Tire Rotation & Balance
$39.95

Includes inspection of tires, checking & adjusting tire pressure, balancing and rotating all 4 tires

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EXPIRES: 12/07/2019
Transmission Service
$89.95

Drain & refill transmission fluid

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EXPIRES: 12/07/2019
Brake Inspection
Complimentary

– Check brake pads for wear
– Inspect brake lines & calipers for leaks

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EXPIRES: 12/07/2019
Coolant System Service
$89.95

Drain & refill your engine’s cooling system

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EXPIRES: 12/07/2019
Fuel Treatment
$29.95

Removes water & ethanol from your fuel system. Improves MPG.

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EXPIRES: 12/07/2019
Alignment Special
$20 Off

Restore your alignment to factory specs.

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EXPIRES: 12/07/2019
Free Alignment Inspection
Your tires are your only contact with the road. Make sure they are safe.

We will check your alignment, free of charge.

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Battery Inspection
Free

Inspection Includes:
– Checking Cables
– Checking Terminals
– Checking Voltage
– Checking Cold Cranking Amps

Wolfchase Honda Service Department (800) 591-5998

Please present coupon to Service Advisor when order is placed. Limit one coupon per customer. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Tax, shop supplies, and environmental fees not included. Honda vehicles only.

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