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Tire Rotation Interval ? #4588454
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For suburban driving (i.e. 10% highway , 90% street) what mileage is your tire rotation schedule for a front wheel drive vehicle ? ... I'm guessing every 5,000 ~ 7,500 miles ? ... The same time you do an oil change ? Thanks in advance .


2017 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L GDI 4 cylinder
2010 Hyundai Elantra 2.0L 4 cylinder
2007 Kia Sedona 3.8L 6 cylinder
Re: Tire Rotation Interval ? [Re: ChrisD46] #4588456
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I do mine every 10K miles.


03 Porsche 911 Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5w-40 & Mahle filter
14 Honda Accord 4dr EX-L 4cyl-M1 0W-20 & WIX XP
02 Chevy 5.7L van-GTX HM 10W-40 & WIX filter
Re: Tire Rotation Interval ? [Re: ChrisD46] #4588460
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When/if I notice uneven wear. (Yeah, I know I should be doing it more frequently) Usually between 10k-20k miles. I'm probably more like 50/50 highway/city. My tires are generally all at the wear bars around the same time with this practice. FWD, RWD, & 4X4.


'16 Frontier SV 4x4-PP/Nissan OEM
'08 CR-V EX AWD-Valvoline Syn MaxLife/Fram TG
'01 Civic EX-Valvoline Syn MaxLife/Fram UG
'00 Civic LX-PYB/Fram UG
Re: Tire Rotation Interval ? [Re: ChrisD46] #4588461
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Personally, I can't sort out how rotating them more often than the recommended interval (6-10K) will help wear, in the long term. At least, enough to make it worth it. Highest inflation practical will help reduce wearing on the outside edge, which is what I see the most in FWD's. I've yet to see a car/van wear the center of the tire out first, in the case of 40-45 PSI in a 44-51 PSI tire - most of the time with a door-sticker inflation spec of 32-36 PSI.


To quote a friend, "Synthetics, man."

'85 GMC C3500, 454, 132K
'82 Mercedes 300CD, OM617 turbo, 173K (totaled 2018, in rehab)
'85 Mercedes 300TD, OM617 turbo, 217K (wife's)
'67 Suburban, 350, 331K
Re: Tire Rotation Interval ? [Re: ChrisD46] #4588472
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I don't rotate tires, other than wheel alignment and balancing ..... and achieve even tire wear.

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I do it religiously at 6K miles at my local DT. I haven't gotten a set of Michelin Defenders to the 90K that they're warranted to, but, given the credit that I get because of the regular rotations, I haven't paid full price for a new set of tires lately, either.

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Between 6k and 10k.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
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Get my tires at a local shop that has a good reputation. Free rotations for life. I have them rotated on recommended interval.


2011 Equinox, 2.4l
2009 Sienna, 3.5l
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Originally Posted By: khittner
I do it religiously at 6K miles at my local DT.
Same for me and I find the life of the tires are extended (versus not rotating) and in the case of my PSD, re-balancing at rotation helps with the ride quality.

Re: Tire Rotation Interval ? [Re: Donald] #4588525
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Originally Posted By: Donald
Between 6k and 10k.


Same ~ but moving more often to the 10k side of scale


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2017 Chevy Tahoe LT 4WD
2014 Fusion Hybrid Titanium
2013 Cruze LTZ - RS Turbo
Re: Tire Rotation Interval ? [Re: ChrisD46] #4588556
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90% city like driving? I'd aim for 5k, or at least at oil change time (do both at same time). Tons of highway, tons of straight roads, then perhaps 10k.

Really, it comes down to, what works for you? If you go to 10k and notice horrible wear, then it's too long. If wear looks fine, then perhaps leave it at 5k--or run longer and see if 20k or even full life of the tire is ok. Prior car I had looked like it needed 3k rotations due to a bum axle (high toe-in) which was not worth fixing.

I've found that 10k is about the limit on my vehicles--I can see tire wear up front if I go out to 10k, so 5k is a good point. Despite no city driving, my roads have lots of twists. So I do 5k, unless if I'm busy and it just doesn't get done.


2011 Toyota Camry, base, 2.5L/6MT, 170k, hers
2010 Toyota Tundra DC, 4.6L/6AT, 144k, ours
1999 Toyota Camry LE, 2.2L/4AT, 195k, his
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10K for my wife's Jag and my Saab. Less often for the Bronco and F-150. I keep the wear even with inflation. Higher in front than rear, especially the Saab (FWD).

Both of those are 4x4, and there it's all about inflation and rolling diameter. Changes with load and pulling trailers, etc.

All vehicles have a tire inflation gauge in the glove box smile


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
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In Canada we use snow tires every year so I rotate the summers when I put them back on in the
spring.

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Originally Posted By: i_hate_autofraud


In Canada we use snow tires every year so I rotate the summers when I put them back on in the
spring.

+1 Works out to between 8-10k miles for me, but I'm mostly hwy driving with some autocross abuse.
I just put the ones with the most tread depth on the front everytime.
I did flip my directional tires on the rims to even out the shoulder wear after two summers.


07 Focus ZXW, 5spd manual, 218km M1 5W30
18 Outback 2.5 CVT 15km 0W20
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I do mainly highway, my wife does mostly city and tires get treated the same way. I have to switch summer/winter anyway so I rotate them at that time, so twice a year (or rather once a year per tire set).

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