When to Rotate Your Tires

Rotating tires

How many miles should you wait to rotate your tires? What happens when you don’t rotate your tires? These are questions commonly asked by our Farmingdale customers and commonly answered by our Atlantic Cadillac service experts! Our team recommends a Cadillac tire rotation interval of about 5,000 – 7,000 miles. Despite this being a good general rule, for exact figures on when to rotate tires for your specific model, you should always check your owner’s manual. Wondering when to rotate your tires? Find out more in-depth information about proper tire rotation intervals with the veterans in our Service Center below! 

When to Rotate Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

Curious about what FWD and RWD are abbreviations for? These abbreviations simply refer to front-wheel or rear-wheel drive, or where the power from the engine is directed to. For a rear-wheel-drive car, the power is sent to the rear tires, while in a front-wheel-drive car it is sent to the front tires. The set of tires getting the majority of the engine power will wear out faster than the others. Which type of vehicle you own will determine how many miles to rotate tires: 

  • Remember to Regularly Rotate Tires: For FWD or RWD cars, tire rotation needs to be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Be sure to consult your owner’s manual for exact figures.
  • Vehicle Usage: Keep in mind that the type of driving you do, like off-roading, will affect how often you need to rotate your tires. Talk with the service experts at Atlantic Cadillac to get a better idea of a maintenance schedule that fits your driving habits.
  • Flip Sides on FWD: If you’re performing an FWD tire rotation yourself, keep in mind to flip sides when moving the rear tires. For example, the rear right tire will go on the front left. However, when moving the front tires to the back, keep them on the same side.
  • Reverse for RWD: When rotating tires on an RWD car, invert the process above. Flip sides when moving the front tires to the back, but keep the rear tires on the same side when moving them forward.

What Happens If You Don’t Rotate Your Tires?

You now have a better understanding of how often you should rotate your tires, but it’s also important to know why you need to rotate them, and what can happen if you don’t rotate your tires. One of the best reasons to schedule a Cadillac tire rotation is that it can extend the lifespan of your tires. However, there are numerous other advantages to regular tire rotations, such as: 

  • Relieves Unnecessary Stress on the Drivetrain
  • Less Noise on the Road
  • Improved Traction on Slippery Roads

Trying to stay prepared for any hazardous seasonal weather in the Smithtown area? Then make sure to keep regular tire rotations as part of your maintenance plan. Think your tires might be starting to wear out? Then schedule service at Atlantic Cadillac and get a tire replacement today! But what happens when you don’t rotate your tires? Your treads can wear unevenly, leading to one becoming much more threadbare than the other, which significantly increases the chances of a blowout which can lead to an accident. 

Get Expert Cadillac Car Care Today at Atlantic Cadillac

If you’re interested in tire care for your Cadillac, then make sure to contact us today for all of the service you need near Melville. If you’re looking for more service tips and tricks, we have plenty for you to select from such as knowing the difference between AWD vs 4WD when searching for a vehicle. 

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