Rotating tires will extend the life of your tires, making sure you’re getting the most of your set. What does tire rotation do exactly? Tires don't wear evenly, so when you rotate them every so often, you are avoiding any single tire from wearing out faster than the other tires. Find out more about this common auto maintenance service below and then schedule an appointment at our Orange service center! Or contact us with any questions.
When you accelerate, brake, turn your wheels, and go around curves, all this requires friction between your tires and the road. Depending on the drivetrain your vehicle has, your tire treads will wear out at different rates.
If you have an all-wheel-drive (AWD) CDJR model, then your vehicle will have a different tire rotation pattern than FWD or RWD vehicles. Since power from your engine is sent to every wheel when you engage AWD, the rotation will need to be done in a specific way and in closer intervals. Most AWD tires need to be rotated every 3,000 – 5,000 miles if you use AWD regularly on your commutes. You'll also follow these tips when rotating your tires at home:
To make this process easier, we recommend drawing a simple diagram of your drivetrain and using color-coded arrows to help you move your tires properly. If you prefer to have a professional team rotate your tires though, you can always schedule service at Sonia’s CDJR!
On average, tires should be rotated every six months or every 5,000 miles to 8,000 miles. Of course, these intervals may be different for your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or RAM vehicle. It's important to check your owner's manual for exact figures. If you're still unsure about how often to rotate your tires or you have additional questions, one of our certified service technicians can give you more information on how to care for your car.
If you don’t schedule tire rotation service, the tires will wear out faster than they should. Failing to rotate and replace tires at the proper time can lead to disastrous consequences:
Whether it’s tire rotations or another car maintenance task, the team at Sonia’s CDJR has your back. Before you come by Orange, MA for a visit, be sure to take a look at our specials and MOPAR rebates. Feel free to watch our service videos for more tips and tricks on how to care for your vehicle.