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How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Rotating tires

Just how often should you rotate the tires on your Hyundai? That’s a good question! Generally, auto maintenance & repair experts recommend tire rotation every 5,000 miles to 7,500 miles for FWD and RWD vehicles or every 3,000-5,000 miles for AWD or 4WD vehicles. Of course, plenty of factors play into where in these respective spectrums your vehicle and its tire rotations will fall. For instance, your next set of tires could require rotating in 5,500 miles, whereas your previous set lasted 7,000 miles. Remember to always check your Hyundai owner’s manual for more specific information. Alternatively, contact us now at the Luther Burnsville Hyundai tire center!


How Many Miles to Rotate Tires: FWD vs. RWD Vehicles

Do you know the difference between “front-wheel drive” and “rear-wheel drive”? Front-wheel drive, or FWD for short, sends power from the engine to only the front wheels of a car. Rear-wheel drive (RWD), on the other hand, sends power only to the rear wheels. It’s important to know which driveline technology your Hyundai employs because it has a direct correlation to how often you should rotate your tires. Learn more below:

  • For FWD or RWD cars, tire rotation should be completed roughly every 5,000-7,500 miles.
  • To rotate tires on a RWD car, you move the front tires to the back and flip them to the opposite side. You then keep the rear tires on the same sides when you move them to the front.
  • With FWD vehicles, when you move the rear tires to the front, they flip, e.g., the rear right tire will go on the front left and vice versa. When moving the front tires to the back, they stay in the same position.
  • Remember, how you drive has a major impact on tire wear, and thus, your real world tire rotation schedule.

How Many Miles to Rotate Tires on AWD Vehicles

All-wheel drive (AWD) cars have different tire rotation needs and intervals compared to both FWD and RWD vehicles, since AWD cars send power to all four wheels at the same time. This means that the recommended tire rotation schedule for AWD vehicles is every 3,000 – 5,000 miles. Here are more rules to follow with AWD tire rotations:

  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.

Pro Tip: Consider drawing a map of your car’s drivetrain and using color-coded arrows to help you move your tires to the right spots with an AWD Hyundai. If it’s easier (which it is for most Lakeville-area drivers), you can simply schedule a tire rotation with us at Luther Burnsville Hyundai instead!

Mechanic with Tires

Why Should You Rotate Your Tires Often?

Now you know when to rotate tires, but why is this such an important vehicle maintenance task? It’s an essential part of car service because:

  • Regular tire rotation improves traction on slippery roads.
  • Regular tire rotation alleviates road noise.
  • Regular tire rotation decreases unnecessary stress on the vehicle’s drivetrain.

Rely On Luther Burnsville Hyundai for Your Auto Service Needs!

Now that you know more about how often you should rotate your tires, by the miles, we invite you to give us a call at 833-577-0822 with any lingering questions you may have. Meanwhile, check out our service specials online to save more on your next tire rotation or other vehicle repair.


Service Specials From Luther Burnsville Hyundai

Oil Change Plus
$29.95 ()

• Replace engine oil per specifications (up to 5 quarts)*
• Install a Hyundai oil filter
• Check/adjust vital fluids
• FREE multi-point inspection

*Synthetic oil extra. Check the engine oil regularly between recommended oil changes. The engine oil and filter should be changed at the intervals specified in the maintenance schedule. Plus taxes and applicable fees. Prices may vary by model. Please present coupon at time of write-up. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. Hazardous waste fee if applicable. Coupon has no cash value. - Coupon expires 01/25/2022

EXPIRES: 01/25/2022
Special Military PersonnelDiscount Offer!
10% OFF ()

All of us at Hyundai are very thankful for the brave men and women who dedicate their lives to the military! Enjoy this discount on your next vehicle maintenance.

Offer CAN be used with any other discount offer. Plus taxes and applicable fees. Prices may vary by model. Please present coupon at time of write-up. Hazardous waste fee if applicable. Coupon has no cash value. - Coupon expires 01/25/2022

EXPIRES: 01/25/2022
Four-Wheel Alignment Special
$89.95 ()

Improve your Hyundai’s handling, fuel mileage and tread wear.
• Inspect/adjust caster, camber & toe (if needed)
• Inspect suspension & steering linkage
• Road test

Plus taxes and applicable fees. Prices may vary by model. Please present coupon at time of write-up. Cannot be used with any other applicable offer. - Coupon expires 12/26/2021

EXPIRES: 12/26/2021
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