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Jjohn9169

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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2013 11:02:35 PM

Do you rotate your tires as recommended or drive until it is time to buy more tires?
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twt
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2014 5:23:52 AM

I rotate, as recommended.
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 8:00:37 PM

maybe twice over the life of the tires
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GBMAX
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 6:51:29 PM

As recommended
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NJDeMarco
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 4:27:28 PM

I pretty much follow the recommended service protocols.


[Edited by: NJDeMarco at 8/29/2014 4:27:45 PM EST]
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 7:20:08 AM

I don't get this done nearly as often as I should.
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Floridaman2013
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 6:44:52 AM

Every 6-8 thousand miles.
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 1:33:39 AM

lazy me
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TAP56
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 1:31:43 AM


Every 6,000 miles.
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 2:25:12 PM

every 8000 miles
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 1:10:32 PM

rotated with each oil change.
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jjb67
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 11:26:36 AM

Yes, with every oil/filter change.
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dchawk81
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 2:28:53 AM

Yes: every time I drive somewhere. :D
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azcarnut
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 1:35:08 AM

Every 5000 miles. tire inspections for psi,wear pattern/debris in the tread, and Sometimes also have them rebalanced.
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 6:09:58 AM

Every other oil change.
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stoihor
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 9:55:21 PM

every 5-6k miles.
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bluebird1
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 2:46:42 PM

There are more options than that...mine are rotated when changing to/from winter tires. It means slightly less rotation than recommended for summer tires & a little quicker for winter tires ie. 10-15K on summers & 5-10K on winters.
As for rotating only for break-in...that's ludicrous & someone must have been pulling your leg. You rotate for evening out wear & uneven wear only gets worse as your car ages.
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 11:25:17 AM

Rotating the tires is probably important during the first 5K of driving as they break in but after that I've read that it's less important.
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 7:35:59 AM

Yes
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randy3116
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 12:33:18 PM

rotate every 5000 miles
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veee8
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 12:19:16 PM

I drove 27 thousand miles a year for 30 years. I inflate to whatever provides even tread wear. I have always rotated my tires half way through their life, and they are evenly worn when I replace. The less you let them fool around with your car the better off you and the car are.
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thomnrosie
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 12:09:45 PM

Rotate them as recommended.
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luvmyburgi
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 8:36:33 PM

Yes
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gvan
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 9:44:29 AM

Tire rotation about every 5,000 miles at oil change intervals. More important for front wheel drive vehicles because of higher tread wear on the front tires.
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SRT8TX
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 4:57:32 AM

Yes, Discount Tire does it for free.
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 10:34:53 AM

When I remember or I have a coupon I'll get them rotated.
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46chief
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 10:33:27 AM

Rotate. Winter stud tires in winter and back to normal tires in the summer.
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 12:18:30 PM

Tires still dry rot after about 6 years. I still rotate them to even out the treadwear. I'll still have plenty of tread on them when they're starting to show side wall cracks.
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 10:14:30 AM

rotate
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jay93LA
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 6:58:50 AM

rotate
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 6:26:59 AM

I've owned at least 10 cars that never needed tire rotation, no problems, all were rear wheel drive back then. Never any flats, blow-outs, balance problems, and note I watch diligent for bad road surface hazards, poor RR crossings, and such.

Saying I treat my vehicles suspension like it is a Humans, knowing better but with TLC. during in use. Most drivers/owners don't give it a thought (mistreatment) Wives have their hay-day on some days with every bad road pavement encounter.... Say What Gents? There are exceptions, few, big few.... Lot's of other Stuff also need rotated over a short time period like "Honey drive my car, and see what you think may be wrong with it, Will you"? A strange noise! Sometimes! Other than You.....!
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twt
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 4:06:10 AM

I rotate, as recommended by manufacturer.
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 3:28:53 AM

when I switch from winter to summer tires and vice versa
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pvdray
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 7:34:09 AM

I try to rotate every other oil change but Im nnot always good at following that schedule.
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lwood655
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 8:11:21 AM

rotate every other oil change
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 2:51:19 PM

Rotate every 6000 miles, they last longer.
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 6:24:34 AM

Twice a year
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randy3116
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 5:32:55 AM

rotate at every 5000 miles
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tony1679
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 5:05:44 AM

Again, no relevance to Fuel Economy. This belongs in Car Talk.

"Wanna-be" noob moderator kicking in, THREAD CLOSED.
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ricebike
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 12:56:04 AM

"Should tires with best tread be in front or rear?"

they should be at the front
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Sugarshaneo7
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Message Posted: May 25, 2014 9:21:26 AM

when I can
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contiki
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Message Posted: May 21, 2014 6:59:48 AM

Rotated at the dealership.............
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mracuraman
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Message Posted: May 14, 2014 3:45:05 PM

honest I rotate when I remember...lol
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sirreal1984
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Message Posted: May 14, 2014 8:52:03 AM

I rotate the tires every 6,000-7,000 miles.
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Floridaman2013
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Message Posted: May 14, 2014 8:33:57 AM

About once a year since retired unless I see abnormal wear and then I will rotate them right away.
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: May 14, 2014 8:18:42 AM

Yes every time I switch from summer to winter tires
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twt
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Message Posted: May 13, 2014 6:36:18 AM

As recommended.
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randy3116
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Message Posted: May 13, 2014 5:38:08 AM

every 5k miles
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herbiepopnecker
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Message Posted: May 13, 2014 1:09:06 AM

Tires rotate themselves whenever the car is moving!
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MaggieMae07
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Message Posted: May 12, 2014 2:13:35 PM

Every 5K .. free rotations from our tire dealer
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: May 12, 2014 7:14:44 AM

Yes, every 6 months
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