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Do you regularly do tire rotations? #4726573
04/14/18 09:02 AM
04/14/18 09:02 AM
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Michigan
ZZman Offline OP
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I have to admit I rarely had them done. But the wife got new tires from Discount Tire so I plan on keeping up on the rotation intervals.

Do you do so and at what typical mileage?


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: Do you regularly do tire rotations? [Re: ZZman] #4726577
04/14/18 09:05 AM
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Middlesex County CT
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I rotate them every time I drive

Never moved them around on the car, but then again, I don't seem to get uneven wear either.


2004 Prius; 102K; ASL
2007 Yaris 78K 0w-40 Castrol
2006 B2300;132K;ALM


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Re: Do you regularly do tire rotations? [Re: ZZman] #4726582
04/14/18 09:09 AM
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There was a thread on this topic a few weeks ago.

Snowtation for me, should have occured already if not for the excellent weather as of late.


03 Jetta AWP/09A 205k kms
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Re: Do you regularly do tire rotations? [Re: ZZman] #4726589
04/14/18 09:11 AM
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Great Lakes
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I do it when I swap winter wheels for summer ones.


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Re: Do you regularly do tire rotations? [Re: ZZman] #4726590
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Only 2 or 3 times during the tires life. I do it when I notice the shoulders beginning to round on the front pair. This happens at about 15,000 or 20,000 miles. My tires last the same life time as they ever did when I rotated at 5,000 mile intervals.

Re: Do you regularly do tire rotations? [Re: ZZman] #4726596
04/14/18 09:15 AM
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Wet side WA
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Free service at my tire shop where I got my tires. I do them every 5K. Coming up here in just about 500 miles.


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Re: Do you regularly do tire rotations? [Re: Quattro Pete] #4726598
04/14/18 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
I do it when I swap winter wheels for summer ones.


+1^


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Re: Do you regularly do tire rotations? [Re: ZZman] #4726602
04/14/18 09:19 AM
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Texas
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Originally Posted By: ZZman
I have to admit I rarely had them done. But the wife got new tires from Discount Tire so I plan on keeping up on the rotation intervals.

Do you do so and at what typical mileage?


I do 10k … easy to remember …

Heads up on DT … son wore out a set early and did not use the rotation paid for … no help
I had a set of BFG comps wear early … did not even ask for an adjustment … DT reps says, well you have been rotating the tires and we are not happy with their condition … so they gave me a nice break on some Conti’s that have been great …

Re: Do you regularly do tire rotations? [Re: ZZman] #4726604
04/14/18 09:20 AM
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Valencia, CA
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Every 5K miles along with an oil change.

Re: Do you regularly do tire rotations? [Re: ZZman] #4726606
04/14/18 09:21 AM
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N. Georgia Mtns
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Yep. Every other oil change. Hey, I'm retired. Gives me something to do.


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2014 GMC Sierra 1500
Re: Do you regularly do tire rotations? [Re: ZZman] #4726609
04/14/18 09:25 AM
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Michigan
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At every oil change!


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Re: Do you regularly do tire rotations? [Re: ZZman] #4726610
04/14/18 09:26 AM
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The Old North State
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Since DT came to the area (~2004), have it done every ~6k miles. Evens out any minor wear differences, and keeps the treadwear warranty in force. In the past I've gotten very fair pro rated adjustment towards new tires by doing so. DT will rotate tires FOC no matter where purchased. If not purchased there balance can cost extra. IME though, unless vibration noted, balance not required.

Re: Do you regularly do tire rotations? [Re: ZZman] #4726614
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NY
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Yes, 5K on the Rubicon, 10K on the Liberty and E-150.


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Re: Do you regularly do tire rotations? [Re: ZZman] #4726616
04/14/18 09:35 AM
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Alberta
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When I notice the difference in wear between the fronts and rears, so usually only a couple of times during the life of the tires. My tire life in miles has usually been close to or even a little better than the manufacturer's mileage rating. I always get an alignment with a new set of tires, and sometimes an extra alignment if I think it has gone out.
Edited to add.. I check pressures at least once a month, never let them get low, and no more than 2-3 psi over recommended pressure.

Last edited by carviewsonic; 04/14/18 09:38 AM.

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Re: Do you regularly do tire rotations? [Re: ZZman] #4726617
04/14/18 09:37 AM
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Cincinnati, OH USA
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The place I take my cars for oil changes does it as part of their $49.95 synthetic oil change package.


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