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Tire Rotation Question...

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by scratchex, May 19, 2015.

  1. May 19, 2015 at 11:53 AM
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    scratchex

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    Is there a recommendation on how often you should rotate your tires? I know most will typically rotate them during an oil change (which is typically around the 3k-5k mile range) but was wondering if they should be rotated at specific mileage or in a specific amount of time (aka every "x" months).

    Reason I ask is because I'm about to go ahead & schedule my first oil change at the 6 month mark and I only have about 1600 miles on the truck & tires. Wasn't sure if that was too soon for a tire rotation or if that even mattered?

    Thanks
     
  2. May 19, 2015 at 12:08 PM
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    I always rotate mine at the same time as an oil change (5K miles).
     
  3. May 19, 2015 at 12:14 PM
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    Every 5k miles with oil change. You don't need to rotate them now but you should once you hit 5k miles.
     
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  4. May 19, 2015 at 12:14 PM
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    On new tires I did every other oil change. Around mid life of the tire I start every oil change. During all this I pay close attention to tire wear and make sure it's happening evenly and adjust accordingly which is the ultimate goal.
     
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  5. May 19, 2015 at 12:16 PM
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    Cars.com states "Most vehicle manufacturers recommend that the tires be rotated on the same schedule as oil changes. In most cases that means every 7,500 miles or six months, though some have stretched the oil-change interval to 10,000 miles. Unless you drive fewer than about 7,500 miles per year, you should probably rotate tires every six months or so."
     
  6. May 19, 2015 at 12:17 PM
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    Thanks everyone. I'll wait till around the 5k mile mark. I had a feeling it was probably too soon to rotate them.
     
  7. May 19, 2015 at 12:20 PM
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  8. May 19, 2015 at 12:28 PM
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    I get a tire "rotation due" email/text every six months from Discount Tires. It 's free. Usually works out about the same time for oil change. 5Kish.
     
  9. May 19, 2015 at 1:29 PM
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    Every 5K as well. Doing an oil change you might as well and have the tires rotated too.
     
  10. May 20, 2015 at 6:10 AM
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    Too bad Discount Tire doesn't start up a oil change side business. Make things a little easier.
     
  11. May 20, 2015 at 7:00 AM
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    Agreed, and they'd probably do very well.
     
  12. May 20, 2015 at 7:15 AM
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    I use Mobil1 0w-20 and change it once a year. I rotate my tires when I change oil since I typically drive less than 3k a year.
     
  13. May 20, 2015 at 7:38 AM
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    Every 5K. The tires will last longer.
     
  14. May 21, 2015 at 10:59 AM
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    I have always rotated my tires every 5K , regardless of whether I'm doing an oil change or not!
     
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