August 11, 2022
Written by
Kate Rochat

Q: When should I do a tire rotation and alignment?

Answer: Rotating your tires is an important part of your car’s routine maintenance. When you drive, your tires wear down at different rates, with the front tires bearing more weight and thus wearing down faster. Rotating the tires allows them to wear evenly across time, which is important to keeping your car healthy and safe. The recommended schedule for tire rotation and alignment maintenance varies based on the make and model of your vehicle. Therefore, it is best to follow the schedule outlined in your owners’ manual for when to get your tires rotated and aligned. This will most likely come in a mileage metric, meaning that you should get your tires rotated and aligned at each interval of X miles. If your vehicle does not have an outlined tire rotation and alignment schedule outlined in the owners’ manual, we recommend that you get your car in for a tire rotation and alignment approximately every 5,000-7,000 miles. As a precaution, get the service done closer to every 5,000 miles.