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How Often Should I Rotate My Tires?

Can you go longer between tire rotations if you drive a European automobile? We here at 4 Rings European Autowerx don’t recommend it, but we also understand that your driving habits dictate how often you should have your tires rotated more than mileage milestones. Why? Keep reading and we’ll explain further how we answer the titled question.

Driving Distance

If you drive a long commute to and from work every day and then take your European automobile on a relaxing, long drive over the weekend, you’re going to have to have your tires rotated more often than if your only drive short distances. Simply put, the more miles you put on your tires, the sooner they wear down.

Driving Conditions

Another factor is your driving conditions. If you drive on newly paved highways all the time and rarely have to deal with potholes or other road hazards, your tires are going to last longer between rotations. If you drive on rough, uneven roads or even dirt roads, your tires will feel the pain and wear down more quickly.

Driving Habits

Are you a stopper and starter? Do you love to ride your brake pedal? Do you love to put the accelerator to the metal and then stop quickly? All of these things affect your tire wear and we also take this into account when setting you up on a customized tire rotation schedule. How your drive will affect your tire lifespan, and it will also affect your brake lifespan.

Why Wear Matters

So, why are we talking about all the things that wear down your tires when the discussion should be about tire rotation frequency? Because tire rotation prevents uneven wear on your tires which, in turn, prevents blowouts. If you wear your tires down sooner than normal, you’ll need to have your tires rotated more often than if you wear them down slowly.

General Guidelines

This being said, and in the interest of answering the title of this blog post, you should have your tires rotated every 7,500 miles or six months, whichever comes first. We usually suggest every other oil change, unless you drive a BMW that can go 15,000 miles between oil changes. Check your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommendation for your make and model.

Then, bring your European automobile into 4 Rings European Autowerx in Oakland Park, FL, for a tire inspection and rotation. You can call us at 954-358-4939 if you have any questions.

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