When to Rotate Tires and Why


 

Why is tire rotation important? What does it do, and how often should you have your tires rotated? They’re common questions, and the Greenway Kia West service center is here with the answers.

  • Why should you rotate tires? This routine maintenance task helps to prolong the life of your tires and prevent one or more tires from wearing out prematurely or unevenly. 
  • When should you rotate tires? As often as your manual or tires recommend — for most drivers, this is every 5,000 miles or so.

Learn how often to rotate tires and more with the service experts at Greenway Kia West. 

Tires and Your Drivetrain

Friction between your tires and the road is necessary when you accelerate, brake, turn your wheels, and go around curves, whether you’re on the streets of Orlando or driving all over the country. The wheels that receive the majority of the engine power will begin to wear down sooner, which means the way your tires get rotated will depend on your drivetrain:

  • Front-wheel drive vehicle: The brunt of the engine power is sent to the front wheels, which are responsible for steering, starting, and most of the stopping force. If you have a FWD vehicle, your front tires will experience more wear than the rear tires.
  • Rear-wheel drive vehicle: Engine power is directed to the rear wheels. However, the front wheels are still responsible for steering and much of braking. For drivers with a RWD vehicle, the rear tires will still wear out faster than the front tires, but this will happen more slowly than the front tires wear out on a FWD vehicle.
  • All-wheel drive vehicle: While the engine power is more evenly distributed, there is evidence that the rear tires wear down more quickly on many AWD vehicles. 

How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires? 

Your next question may be, “How often should you rotate your tires?” When to rotate tires depends on the drivetrain as well as your driving habits. 

  • If you drive a FWD or RWD car, a tire rotation should be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. It is a good idea to check your owner’s manual to see if there are different recommendations from the automaker.
  • Curious how many miles to rotate tires on an AWD model? With AWD models, each tire wears differently and at different speeds. For most all-wheel drive vehicles, a tire rotation should be performed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Once again, consult your owner’s manual to see if this suggestion varies from the recommendations of the manufacturer. 

Your driving habits also play a role in how often a tire rotation is needed. If you do a lot of off-roading or encounter rugged terrain on a regular basis, you likely need to rotate your tires more often. Our team can help you figure out a good frequency to keep your treads wearing even around Winter Garden or Orlando

What Happens if I Don’t Rotate My Tires?

When you skip routine tire rotations, your tires will wear out faster than they should and they will need to be replaced more frequently. It can also be a safety hazard when you’re driving around Clermont or Orlando due to:

  • Poor traction and skidding on the roads
  • Uneven wear causing unpredictable driving behavior
  • The risk of blowout from an overly worn part of your tire.

Properly Maintain Your Tires with Greenway Kia West

Now that you know more about why you should rotate your tires and when to rotate tires, you may realize that your vehicle is in need of service. That’s ok! You can trust your vehicle to the experts at the Greenway Kia West service center. Set up your next appointment online, or contact us with any questions. 

1 hour Diagnosis at $99.99
Car not running well? Check Engine light on? $99.95 Diagnostic

Includes for the 1st hour, Read Fault Codes, check for TSB’s and updates” “Additional Diagnosis or Repairs Extra” “See Service Advisor for Details” Does not include Shop Supplies or Tax’s.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2021
Oil Change Special

*Up to 5 quarts of oil. Synthetic oil extra. Valid only at Greenway Kia West. Valid for Kia vehicles only. Void where prohibited by law. Environmental disposal fee may apply. Tax additional where applicable. Not to be combined with any other offers, coupons or discounts. Must present coupon in person at dealership at time of arrival. Limit one coupon per customer per service item. Coupon has no cash value.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2021
Battery Replacement
battery replacement starting at $162.99

Battery Replacement Starting at $162.99 Installed. Price Includes Battery, testing and installation. Taxes and battery disposal are additional. May not be combined with any other discounts, offers, or coupons. 12/01/20 - 01/31/21

EXPIRES: 12/31/2021
Wheel Alignment
Wheel Alignment Starting at $89.95

See service advisor for complete details. Does Not Include Taxes, Fees, or Shop Supplies. Offer starts (12/1/2020) ends (1/31/2021). Cannot be combined with other offers, discounts, or coupons.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2021
FREE Installation

Must purchase wipers, batteries or bulbs from Greenway Kia. Offers cannot be combined.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2021
Car Wash Special

With purchase of any service, receive a free car wash. See service advisor for details

EXPIRES: 12/31/2021

More From Greenway Kia West

  • 2022 Kia EV6 Preview

    Kia vehicles are known for their advanced features and efficient performance, and the upcoming 2022 Kia EV6 is no exception. The Kia EV6 is fully-electric and is expected to deliver an impressive range on a single charge. Greenway Kia West explores the new EV6 Kia vehicle more in-depth below.  View InventoryContact Us 2022 Kia EV6 Release Date …

  • 2022 Kia Carnival Trim Levels

      The new Kia Carnival is hitting showrooms around Orlando and Winter Garden, and it is creating a lot of buzz. The Carnival puts a modern twist on the conventional minivan with its SUV-like design and advanced tech features. If this new MPV has caught your attention, you might be wondering which Kia Carnival to buy….

  • 2022 Kia Carnival Towing Capacity

      The 2022 Kia Carnival has been generating a lot of buzz around Orlando, and it’s not hard to see why. The Carnival proves that spacious and practical family vehicles can also be quite stylish. If this MPV has caught your eye, you may have questions about the towing capacity of a Kia Carnival. Fortunately,…

Saved Vehicles

SAVED VEHICLES

You don't have any saved vehicles!

Look for this link on your favorites:

Save

Once you've saved some vehicles, you can view them here at any time.

Contact Us

800-806-0543

Call Now

3407 West Colonial Drive • Orlando, FL 32808

Get Directions

Today's Hours:

Open Today! Sales: 9am-9pm

Open Today! Service: 7:30am-6pm

Open Today! Parts: 8am-5pm

Greenway Kia West 28.553285, -81.419242.