How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

This is one of the most common questions that many Scottsdale drivers ask, and it’s an important maintenance topic. When it comes to rotating tires in Phoenix, most auto experts will recommend a rotation schedule between 5,000-7,500 miles. However, this should be considered a general rule as everyone’s driving habits are different and this can affect when to undertake a tire rotation. Read our guide below to know when to rotate your tires!



Tire Rotation on FWD and RWD Vehicles 

When it comes to thinking over tire rotations, the way engine power is distributed in your vehicle is key. If you have a “Front-Wheel Drive,” or FWD car, power goes straight to the front wheels, and the front tires will wear out faster over time. In contrast, “Rear-Wheel Drive,” (RWD) will have its power going towards the car’s rear tires, and these will wear out faster over time.

Rotating your tires at our Phoenix service center can help even tire wear out, no matter the Mitsubishi model you have. Here’s some general information to keep in mind:

  • Your standard 5,000-7,500 mile interval applies to both FWD and RWD tire rotation schedules. Remember to check your owner’s manual as they can provide the proper one for your specific Mitsubishi vehicle configuration.
  • Rotating your tires on a FWD vehicle means following the right rotation pattern: the rear right tire moves to the front left, while the rear left tire moves to the front right. The front tires can remain on the same side as they’re moved to the back.
  • For RWD cars, you’ll have to invert this previously mentioned pattern. Move your front right tire to the rear left and the front left tire to the rear right. Then, your rear tires will stay on the same side when moved to the front.
  • Remember, most importantly of all, your driving habits will affect how many miles to rotate tires in general. Those who pursue off-road driving, or have a higher mileage commute, will wear their tires out faster, meaning more frequent tire rotations.

When to Rotate Tires On AWD Vehicles

On “All-Wheel Drive,” or AWD vehicles, power is distributed to all four tires. And depending on the roads in Scottsdale you’re traveling, this can impact your wear rate. Most auto experts recommend rotating tires on AWD vehicles every 3,000-5,000 miles. However, it’s best you check your owner’s manual for more information,

Why is Tire Rotation Important? 

Much in the same vein as oil changes, tire rotations are one of the most important maintenance items in general. To make sure these tires last longer, routine tire rotations can provide the following around Glendale roadways:

  • Superior traction when the roads are slick or uneven
  • Far less road noise
  • Relief of unnecessary strain on your vehicle’s drivetrain

At the same time, maintaining the right tire pressure can avoid uneven or severe tire wear. Luckily, most modern vehicles have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that can warn of low tire pressure so you won’t have to deal with tire issues.

Schedule a Tire Rotation with Bell Road Mitsubishi Today! 

If you want a tire rotation scheduled in Phoenix, turn to Bell Road Mitsubishi. At the same time, check out our service specials and see if you can save money on your next appointment. Keep your tires working at peak performance around Scottsdale with us!


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