How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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Tires need to be rotated every 5,000 to 8,000 miles. That’s a good rule of thumb, but it’s best to determine a more exact interval for your Tucson, Elantra, or other Hyundai model. First, consult your owner’s manual or a Humboldt-area Hyundai dealership about your vehicle’s recommended maintenance intervals. Keep reading for a closer look at how often you should rotate your tires, from the Allen Samuels Hyundai service team.

When to Rotate Tires On FWD and AWD Vehicles

There’s a lot of room between 5,000 and 8,000 miles, but there are other factors that influence how often should you rotate your tires. For instance, different drivetrains will create unique wear patterns on your tires. As a result, how many miles to rotate tires will depend in part on whether you drive a FWD, RWD, or AWD vehicle. Here’s how the different drivetrains impact when to rotate tires:

  • Front-Wheel Drivetrain — FWD sends most of the engine power to the front wheels. Since the front wheels also handle most of the steering, and take the brunt of braking force, they wear out faster than the rear tires.
  • Rear-Wheel Drivetrain — With RWD, it’s primarily the rear wheels that receive power. However, the front wheels still take a significant amount of force from braking and steering due to their position. The rear wheels will still take longer to wear out than the front wheels, but the wear will occur at a slower rate.
  • All-Wheel Drivetrain — By distributing power evenly to all four wheels, AWD improves traction on challenging road surfaces in Lexington. All four tires wear faster than with FWD or RWD, and front tires will wear at a faster rate than rear.
  • Intelligent All-Wheel Drivetrains — Many vehicles now offer advanced AWD drivetrains that send power strategically to the tires that can use it best. Depending on your driving habits, this may cause one wheel to wear more quickly or irregularly than others.

What Could Happen if I Don’t Rotate My Tires?

If you lose track of how many miles to rotate tires on your vehicle, uneven wear patterns will be exacerbated. This makes it more difficult for your tires to grip the road securely. Uneven wear to your tires can create unsafe driving situations such as:=

  • On slick or wet Dyersburg roads, compromised traction may cause skidding or hydroplaning.
  • Reduced traction may require more braking, wearing out your brake pads more rapidly.
  • Uneven road contact between your tires may cause an unexpected flat tire or blowout.

Schedule Professional Tire Rotation Service in Jackson 

If your Hyundai is due for a tire rotation, the certified technicians at Allen Samuels Hyundai can take care of it ASAP! Why choose us for your next maintenance visit? We use only genuine OEM replacement parts, and we offer exclusive service specials for Hyundai drivers in the Milan area. Connect with us today to schedule service today!

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