2021 Toyota Venza on City Street

How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Do you know how many miles to rotate your tires or why to rotate tires? Maybe you don’t even know what a tire rotation is. Don’t worry! Westbrook Toyota is at your service. Whether you want to rotate your tires at home or would rather have our service center do it for you, Westbrook Toyota is your best tire resource around Westbrook. If you need new tires, tire rotation, or wheel alignment, contact us today!

 

 

Why Rotate Tires?

Old Saybrook customers ask us sometimes, “Why rotate tires?” Tires usually wear out unevenly over time. It’s not unusual for your front tires’ outside edges to show more significant wear, while the rear wheels wear out more evenly. That’s why to rotate tires! If you don’t routinely rotate your tires, they will wear at different levels, and you’ll have to buy new tires sooner. So, rotating your tires will save you money and help keep you safe when driving on Madison roads.

How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Now that you don’t need to ask, “What does rotating tires do?”, maybe you’re wondering how often to rotate your tires? Front and rear-wheel drive vehicles need their tires rotated about 5,000 to 7,500 miles, and all-wheel-drive vehicles need tire rotation every 3,000-5,000 miles. AWD vehicles need their tires rotated more frequently because all tires are actively engaged at the same time, which causes them to wear out more quickly. Make sure you review your owner’s manual for specific recommendations for your particular Toyota model.

Recommended Tire Positions

  • FWD Tires: When working with FWD cars, move the front tires to the back of the vehicle in the same left/right positions. However, when moving the rear tires up to the front, you should switch the right and left tires.
  • RWD Tires: With RWD tires, do the opposite as above. The rear tires should be moved to the front of the vehicle in the same left and right positions. When you move the front tires to the rear, change the left and right tire positions.

How to Do a Tire Rotation

If you want to rotate tires yourself, you’ll need a car jack and a lug nut wrench. Then, when you have the tools you need for the job, follow these steps:

  1. Set your parking brake to be extra safe.
  2. Loosen all of the lug nuts on all four wheels but don’t take them off just yet.
  3. Using your car jack, lift one wheel and place the jack stand beneath it.
  4. Take off all of the tires on your vehicle and fill them to the optimal tire pressure (written outside the tire). Once correctly filled with air, rotate your tires according to the directions above for your type of tires. Then, screw on the lug nuts by hand as much as possible.
  5. Finally, lower your vehicle from the jack stand and use the lug wrench to tighten and secure all of the lug nuts on each tire. Work the lug nuts diagonally from one to another in a star-like pattern.

Westbrook Toyota is Here for All of Your Tire Needs

Now that you know how many miles to rotate tires, if it’s time for tire care, make a service appointment at Westbrook Toyota near Madison. Our service center will take good care of you and your Toyota and have you back on Clinton streets in no time. Find out for yourself why our customers keep coming back year after year. Check out our budget-friendly service specials, and contact us today.

Service Specials from Westbrook Toyota

Tire Special
Tire Time!

Best Deal on the Shoreline- Buy 3 Tires-Get the 4th for $1.00 PLUS free rotations for the life of the tires!
This fantastic pricing is good on all makes-not just Toyota anymore!
Includes: 2 year road hazard.

Tire offer requires mounting, balancing and alignment purchase. First three tires at regular price. Limit one (1) coupon per purchase. Coupon must be presented prior to purchase. Cannot be combined with any advertised price, promotion, discount or coupon. Not valid towards a previous purchase. Plus tax and hazardous waste removal (if necessary). Other restrictions may apply, please see dealer for details.

EXPIRES: 05/29/2021
Brake Special
Free Brake Pads for Life

Purchase a complete brake service, which includes brake pads or shoes and a resurfacing or replacement of the rotors, and when your pads are worn down to 3mm or less you will receive replacement pads, at no cost to you!

PLUS a $25 Prepaid Visa card!!

This guarantee is good on Toyota models only and covers the parts cost for the replacement pads. Customer is responsible for all other costs, including labor and other necessary parts required to return the brake system to its original operating condition. Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Other Restrictions may apply. Void where prohibited. Plus hazardous waste removal (if necessary). Plus tax. Other restrictions may apply, please see dealer for details.

EXPIRES: 05/29/2021
Oil Change
$35.95 + tax

Best Factory Oil Change Prices!
$35.95 oil and filter change (up to 5qts standard oil)
$49.95 synthetic oil and filter change (up to 5 qts)

Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Other Restrictions may apply. Void where prohibited. Plus tax, hazardous waste fee if applicable. Some models priced higher. See dealer for details.

EXPIRES: 05/29/2021
Multi-Point Inspection Special
Ready for Summer!

Get a free multi-point inspection and car wash.

Must be presented at time of write-up. All charged services plus sales tax. Cannot be transferred. Cannot be combined with any other coupon or offer. Excludes prior sales, oil changes, tire purchases and body work. Limit one per person.

EXPIRES: 05/29/2021
Battery Cleaning Special
$49.95

Battery Terminal Cleaning and Corrosion Protector= $49.95, PLUS 10% Off Battery replacement when terminal protectors are used.

Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Other Restrictions may apply. Plus tax and hazardous waste fee, if applicable.

EXPIRES: 05/29/2021
Detail Special
Need Your Car Cleaned and Get That Summer Shine Back?

Ask about our detailing services starting @ $299.00.

Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Other Restrictions may apply. Void where prohibited. Plus tax and hazardous waste fee, if applicable. Some models may vary.

EXPIRES: 05/29/2021
HVAC Disinfectant Special
Got a Musty Smell from Your A/C Vents?

10% Off our HVAC Cleaning and Disinfectant

Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Other Restrictions may apply. Void where prohibited. Plus tax and hazardous waste fee, if applicable.

EXPIRES: 05/29/2021
Alignment Special
$109.95

Straight Line Special: 4-wheel alignment

Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Other Restrictions may apply. Plus hazardous waste removal (if necessary) and tax.

EXPIRES: 05/29/2021
Emergency Workers Special
We support Emergency Workers-15% Off Any Recommended Work

This is includes: Fire, Police and EMS workers.

Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Plus hazardous waste removal (if necessary). Plus tax. Offer not valid on oil changes, tires and body shop work.

EXPIRES: 05/29/2021
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