How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

a car owner learning how often you should change your tires

Many Mission drivers know the importance of keeping up with regular maintenance on their vehicles. However, do you know about the recommended tire rotation interval for your vehicle? Our team often gets asked, “How often should you rotate your tires?” and the general rule of thumb is around every 5,000 miles to 7,500 miles. 

While this is a universal recommendation, it’s best to reference your owner’s manual or reach out to your trusted service center for specifics. For an in-depth answer to, “How often should you rotate your tires?” continue reading the guide our experts at Burns Motors, Ltd. have put together!



Tire Rotation Tips

Whether you drive a front-wheel drive (FWD), rear-wheel drive (RWD), or all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicle, your tire rotation interval, and the process can vary. The nature of the vehicle’s drivetrain means that power is sent to the front, rear, or all of the wheels under acceleration. Therefore, tires will wear differently based on the vehicle’s drivetrain when you’re driving around Edinburg. Without further ado, let’s take a look at some tire rotation tips based on the vehicle’s drivetrain:


  • FWD and RWD vehicles should have a tire rotation performed every 5,000 miles to 7,500 miles, but be sure to reference your owner’s manual for specifics.
  • Depending on if your vehicle is FWD or RWD, make sure to switch the sides of the tires that have power sent to them. For example, in a FWD vehicle, the rear right tire will go to the front left and vice versa.
  • Hard usage such as off-road excursions or excessive corner-carving on back roads can affect how often you should rotate your tires.


  • The characteristics of an AWD vehicle usually result in tire wear that’s different from FWD and RWD vehicles. Because of this, you might have to rotate the tires on AWD vehicles more frequently around every 3,000 miles to 5,000 miles. But again, it’s best to check your owner’s manual for exact figures.
  • AWD tire rotation patterns can vary, so please feel free to schedule a service appointment if you’re unsure about how to perform a DIY tire rotation for AWD vehicles.

Benefits of Tire Rotations

We’ve touched on how often you should rotate your tires, but why bother rotating them to begin with? There are plenty of benefits to rotating your tires, especially if you’re regularly taking long road trips to and from Pharr. Here are some of the advantages of consistently keeping up with tire rotations:

  • Extend tire life
  • Increased traction
  • Quieter road noise
  • Decrease drivetrain wear & tear
  • And more

Get More Maintenance Advice From the Experts at Burns Motors, Ltd.!

You now know the importance of rotating your tires so that they perform their best on McAllen roads. For more service tips and tricks to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape, feel free to visit the experts at Burns Motors, Ltd.. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please let us know what we can do to help!


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