How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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A key component of taking proper care of your vehicle is rotating your tires. So, how often should you rotate your tires? It is typically recommended that you have your tires rotated every 5,000 to 8,000 miles. However, this number can vary depending on your model, so we recommend consulting your owner’s manual for exact figures. Keep reading to learn when to rotate your tires with the Bergey's VW of Wilkes-Barre service center below!

Why Rotate Tires?

While determining how many miles to rotate tires, you may be wondering why you need to rotate them in the first place. In addition to extending the life of your tires, here are some other benefits of keeping tire rotations as part of your regular maintenance routine: 

  • Relieves unnecessary stress on the drivetrain
  • Improves traction on slippery roads
  • Decreases noise on the road

Getting your tires rotated regularly keeps you prepared for driving in inclement weather around Scranton. However, knowing when to rotate tires doesn’t mean they’ll last a lifetime. If you need to replace your tires, we have you covered! Schedule service with us today.

What is a Tire Rotation?

What does rotating your tires do, exactly? In order to understand this, let’s break down your vehicle’s drivetrain. The drivetrain is responsible for distributing the engine power to your tires. So, if you have front-wheel drive, engine power is sent to the front tires of your vehicle. Rear-wheel drive, on the other hand, has the engine power sent to the back wheels. 

The tires that receive the most engine power will wear down faster as you drive around, resulting in the need for a tire rotation. A tire rotation prevents your tires from wearing unevenly and ensures a safe and smooth ride around Lehighton. Still wondering how many miles to rotate tires? As noted previously, it’s best to get a tire rotation every 5,000 to 8,000 miles, but you should still consult your owner’s manual for exact numbers. 

Make the Most of Your Vehicle with Bergey's VW of Wilkes-Barre

If you’re still wondering when to rotate your tires or would like additional information about tire care, please don’t hesitate to contact us or visit us in Larksville. We’re just a short ride from Stroudsburg! Our factory-trained technicians are here to help keep your Volkswagen in pristine condition for years to come. We look forward to serving you!

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