If you know how to change a tire, then you already know how to rotate tires at home! All you’ll need to do is get your vehicle’s recommended rotation pattern from your owner’s manual, or from an expert at our San Mateo service center. Of course, you’ll also need to know how often to rotate your tires, and we know how helpful it can be to see the whole process laid out in advance. Keep reading to learn how to do a tire rotation with confidence.
The wear that your tires accumulate will be affected by several different factors, but the most important among these is the type of drivetrain you possess! Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive vehicles all utilize their own rotation patterns:
You should be rotating your tires once every 5,000 to 7,500 miles if you drive a model with front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive on the roads near Burlingame. The tires on AWD vehicles tend to wear down a little more quickly, so a rotation timeline of 3,000 to 5,000 miles is more appropriate.
All you’ll need to get the job done right is a lug nut wrench, a car jack, and a set of four jack stands, so you can keep your vehicle up in the air while you move the tires around. Pick up what you need at our parts department, and then follow our step-by-step guide:
If you tend to take more right turns than left turns, the tires on one side of your vehicle will wear out faster than the others! Yes, even something this minor can lead to significant performance issues if it isn’t dealt with regularly. Tire rotation ensures even wear, and provides the following benefits:
Knowing how to rotate tires at home in San Francisco or Redwood City can help you save on regular maintenance, but since it’s so easy to schedule service at Peter Pan BMW, we’d understand if you’d prefer to let us take care of this job. We can check your wheel balance and alignment at the same time, help you learn other service tips such as how to program a BMW key, and we even offer service specials to make your visit more affordable.
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