The frequency of rotating your tires can be found in your Owner's Manual. Regularly scheduled rotating will help your tires to wear more evenly, provide better performance, and longer life. Unless specified  rotate the tires approximately every 5000 miles.
 Front Wheels

Front Wheel Drive Tire Rotation Pattern

 Front Wheels

Tire Rotation Pattern
Rear Wheel Drive
4 wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

What you need to know about tire rotation
  • If you never rotated your tires some tires would wear out faster than others.
  • Some tire treads on individual tires could wear unevenly with inside or outside wearing out first.
  • Uneven tread wear is unavoidable because the weight of a car is not distributed evenly to all four corners.
  • Weight of a front engine causes the front tires to carry more weight.
  • Front tires take care of the steering duties.
  • When brakes are applied the weight of the car shifts forward.
  • If alignment is off some tires will drag and wear poorly.
  • Worn out struts and suspension can alter the weight distribution.
  • Exact rotation pattern depends on your vehicle and the tires: Check your Owner's Manual.

Standard Rotation Pattern

  • Move the front tires straight to the rear
  • Move rear tires to the front but cross them over
  • Right rear tire ends up on left front
  • The reverse pattern is also common (rear to front, front to rear with a crossover)
  • Exact pattern is not as important as long as you are consistent
  • Makes sure every tire spends time at each corner of your car
Larry H. Miller Ford Lakewood serves Denver Metro Area, including Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Aurora, Golden, Westminster, Thornton, and Loveland.
  Denver Auto Repair Center at Larry H. Miller Ford Lakewood
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       11595 West 6th Avenue
     Lakewood  80215
   Repair Shop Phone: 888-873-2208