Tire Rotations

Q: My mechanic told me that I should rotate the tires on my car. What is the benefit of rotating tires and how often does this need to be done?

A: Rotating increases the life of the tires. Tires can wear differently from side to side and from front to back. Rotate tires every other oil change or at 7,500 mile intervals to even out the wear. Look in your owner’s manual for specific procedures. If frequently rotated and properly inflated, tires should last about 50,000 – 60,000 miles.