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Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 12:39:30 PM

I've seen other Topics regarding whether you rotate your tires and how often, but I've not seen how you rotate your tires. According to the Owner's Manual and most tire garages, front wheel drive vehicles mandate moving the rear tires to the opposite side in the front of the vehicle and moving the front tires to the rear on the same side. Research of this has shown that changing the tire to the opposite side insures longer tire life since the tire is rotating in the opposite direction. There are exceptions such as the Chevrolet's Corvette V-tread tires must remain on the same side (they are uni-directional). Placing this type of tire on the opposite side of the vehicle would cause excessive heat and wear and could result in a heat-related blowout. Rear drive vehicles usually require same side front to rear rotation. The question here is how do you rotate your tires (not if or how often)?
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2013 7:27:32 AM

dealer/tire store
FieroGT
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2013 11:15:02 AM

I don't do it my self, but I do get the tires rotated every 7500 miles
Big Dan
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2013 5:54:49 PM

Yes
Moe86
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2013 5:09:37 PM

Dealer.
eB40
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Dealer
cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 7:39:03 PM

Tire store.
toms1120
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 10:49:56 AM

Dealer also.
2Tall
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dealer
cujo1977
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2013 6:27:12 AM

At 5,000 miles
Zennyboy
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Mechanic
pacecar68
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2013 2:34:55 AM

take the car to the tire shop.
eB40
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Dealer
Trehawke
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2013 2:15:22 PM

I have a rear wheel drive truck. I rotate mine whenever I notice uneven wear. I cross front to rear and rears go same side to the front, as recomended in the owners manual.
cDagasGo
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During oil change.
jack4141
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2013 11:56:10 AM

When I get an oil change.
toms1120
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Dealer
2Tall
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Dealer
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 9:28:10 AM

yes at the dealership.........
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 9:24:28 AM

Rear to front and front to rear - do not cross
FieroGT
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 8:38:12 AM

Every 7,500 miles.
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Yes
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2013 7:42:36 AM

very carefully!
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2013 4:50:43 PM

I rotate my tyres round and round.
the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2013 11:58:51 AM

Every 6k miles...troops at the tire store do the deed
citizen1
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2013 11:55:40 AM

Buy my tires at Town Fair Tires and have them rotated for free there. Trying to keep up on having them rotated close to 5k miles so that I can get the miles guarantee.
psm80134
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2013 9:15:23 AM

I had Discount Tire rotate mine just last week. Since I bought my tires at Discount, rotations are free for the life of the tires.
twt
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2013 3:25:40 AM

Dealer, does mine.
dgsteven
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2013 3:03:35 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2013 10:44:53 PM

yes.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2013 10:18:34 PM

no
bikergirlss
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2013 8:27:57 PM

Take to dealer and have them done
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2013 8:06:21 PM

Sometimes
bearscharger
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2013 7:41:42 PM

same side front to rear
2Tall
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2013 4:27:12 PM

front/rear
eB40
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 5:07:04 PM

Every 8K
toms1120
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Yes
taxed2death
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 1:29:21 PM

every 12000 miles
Sipusa
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 12:02:01 PM

yes. every 6000 to 8000 miles
2Tall
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 11:34:11 AM

front to rear
duybn
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 12:30:05 AM

this is important...do it...can only do each side front to back etc...summer and winter
pacecar68
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 11:50:43 PM

tire shop.
forestghost07
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 9:07:30 PM

frt to rear only, same sides.

1 car has uni - dir. tires, no choice there.
toms1120
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 8:09:48 PM

During every oil change.
Thumper52
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 5:43:59 AM

Front to rear, every oil change
rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 4:52:04 AM

Both my all season and winter tires are uni-directional, so they can only rotate front to back.
When I had RWD, on one car I had 5 matching tires, so did a 5-tire rotation, they lasted a LONG time.
sagnat
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2013 4:45:01 AM

every 10 to 15,000 miles, front to rear.

[Edited by: sagnat at 7/26/2013 4:46:01 AM EST]
eB40
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2013 7:45:52 PM

I do the same as PatAZ.
silverG
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2013 1:58:32 PM

By Costco (where I bought my tires) every 6,000 miles.
PatAZ
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2013 12:06:29 PM

I have it done when I change oil.
psm80134
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2013 12:06:21 PM

I use a rule of thumb to rotate my tires every other oil change, usually somewhere between 6,000 and 7,000 miles.
speedy700
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2013 11:45:14 AM

On my Honda Accord I just rotate front to rear every 5k miles and it seems to work just fine. It would be too much of a hassle for me to do it any other way.
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