How Often Should You Rotate Your Honda Tires?

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If your steering wheel is shaking or you notice your vehicle driving a little rougher on Freehold roads, it may be time to rotate your tires. Typically drivers need to rotate their tires every 5,000 to 7,000 miles, but your driving habits and the type of roads you drive on may change that number. Your Honda owner’s manual will have the exact specifications for when you need to rotate your tires, but Honda Universe can provide you with basic information for how often you should rotate your tires in our guide below. Learn when to rotate your tires with Honda Universe, and then read our other service tips for more DIY car care!

FWD & RWD Vehicle Tire Rotations

Your Honda vehicle has a front-wheel drive (FWD) or a rear-wheel drive (RWD) drivetrain. The differences between these two drivetrains is simply where the power from the engine is sent. A FWD car has engine power sent to the front tires, while the RWD car has the engine power sent to the rear tires.  What does this mean for tire rotation? The tires that receive the engine power will wear faster than the other set. When you rotate these tires, you’ll swap the tires that receive more power with the tires that receive less power to ensure they wear evenly.  See our tire rotation tips for RWD and FWD tires below for tips on how to rotate your tires properly:

  • For FWD or RWD cars, tire rotation needs to be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Be sure to consult your owner’s manual for exact figures.
  • If you’re performing a FWD tire rotation yourself, keep in mind to flip sides when moving the rear tires. For example, the rear right tire will go on the front left. However, when moving the front tires to the back, keep them on the same side.
  • When rotating tires on an RWD car, invert the process above. Flip sides when moving the front tires to the back, but keep the rear tires on the same side when moving them forward.
  • Keep in mind how you drive, like off-roading, will affect how often you need to rotate your tires. Talk with the service experts at Honda Universe to get a better idea of a maintenance schedule that fits your driving habits.

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

If you have an all-wheel drive (AWD) Honda model, then your vehicle will have different tire rotation than FWD or RWD vehicles. Since power from your engine is sent to every wheel when you engage AWD, the rotation will need to be done in a specific way and in closer intervals. Most AWD tires need to be rotated every 3,000 – 5,000 miles if you use AWD regularly in Toms River. You’ll also follow these tips when rotating your tires at home:

  1. The left rear goes to the right front spot.
  2. The right rear goes to the left front spot.
  3. The right front goes to the left rear spot.
  4. The left front goes to the right rear spot.

To make this process easier, we recommend drawing a simple diagram of your drivetrain and using color-coded arrows to help you move your tires properly. If you prefer to have a professional team rotate your tires though, you can always schedule service at Honda Universe!

Why Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Now that you know when you should rotate your tires and how, you may be wondering why you need to rotate them at all. As you drive through Jackson, your tires will wear naturally. By rotating your tires you’re allowing them to wear evenly, which extends their lifespan. When you rotate your tires, you’ll also have better traction, experience less noise on the road, and relieve unnecessary stress on your vehicle drivetrain. When you incorporate tire rotation into your vehicle maintenance schedule, you’ll be better prepared for hazardous weather and spend less on tire replacement.

Have Your Tires Rotated at Honda Universe

If your vehicle is due for a tire rotation, visit our Lakewood service center! Our technicians will rotate your tires or install new tires if they’re in need of replacement. Browse our service specials for savings on your next visit, or contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to helping you keep your tires in excellent condition!

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