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How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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Tire rotations are an essential part of car maintenance for your Troy and Rochester ride, so, how often should you rotate your tires? A typical tire rotation interval is between 5,000 to 8,000 miles, but you should always double-check the owner’s manual for more accurate details. Learn more about how often to rotate tires from the help of the automotive experts at Mercedes-Benz of Rochester today!

How Often to Rotate Tires: FWD vs. RWD Vehicles

Along with knowing how often to rotate tires, you’ll need to know how this process can change between front-wheel vs. rear-wheel drive. The main difference is where power from the engine is sent. In an FWD car, it is sent to the front tires, while power is sent to the rear tires in a RWD vehicle. The set of tires that receive more power will wear down much faster, so be sure to keep the following information in mind depending on which vehicle you have below:

  • For FWD or RWD cars, tire rotation needs to be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Be sure to consult your owner’s manual for exact figures.
  • If you’re performing a FWD tire rotation yourself, keep in mind to flip sides when moving the rear tires. For example, the rear right tire will go on the front left. However, when moving the front tires to the back, keep them on the same side.
  • When rotating tires on an RWD car, invert the process above. Flip sides when moving the front tires to the back, but keep the rear tires on the same side when moving them forward.
  • Keep in mind how you drive, like off-roading, will affect how often you need to rotate your tires. Talk with the service experts at Mercedes-Benz of Rochester to get a better idea of a maintenance schedule that fits your driving habits.

AWD Tire Rotation Tips

When it comes to tire rotations for all-wheel drive vehicles, this is much different from how it’s done for FWD or RWD vehicles. Many cars with AWD tires need to be rotated every 3,000 – 5,000 miles, but since all tires receive the same amount of power, the process is much more precise. Our team recommends drawing a simple diagram of your drivetrain and using color-coded arrows to help you move your tires properly, as broken down below:

  1. The left rear goes to the right front spot.
  2. The right rear goes to the left front spot.
  3. The right front goes to the left rear spot.
  4. The left front goes to the right rear spot.

Why Rotate Tires?

Not only should you know when to rotate tires, but also why you need to rotate them. The obvious reason is that it extends their condition and longevity, although you’ll eventually need to get a new set. Here are a few more reasons why tire rotations are so essential to your Rochester ride: 

  • Improved traction on slippery roads
  • Less noise on the road
  • Relieves unnecessary stress on the drivetrain

Learn More About When to Rotate Tires atMercedes-Benz of Rochester

As you can see, knowing when to rotate tires is important to keeping your luxury vehicle at its best on Sterling Heights roads. Explore more helpful maintenance tips at Mercedes-Benz of Rochester and see how you can save when you bring your vehicle into our dealership with our rotating discounts and special offers. You can even order OEM parts for sale and have them ready for your next visit. Learn more about how many miles to rotate your tires and schedule your next appointment at our service center here in Rochester Hills!

Service Specials From Mercedes-Benz of Rochester

Cabin Air Filter Replacement

COMPLIMENTARY

Purchase a new cabin air filter from us and receive a complimentary installation.

Must present when service order is written. One offer per customer. May not be combined with other offers. Not applicable to prior purchases. Not responsible for typographical or printing errors. Other restrictions may apply. Expires 01/31/2023 PAC-002

EXPIRES: 01/31/2023

Service A or B Special

Service A $30 OFF Plus Tax | Service B $70 OFF Plus Tax

Please refer to your maintenance booklet for the complete list of factory-required services and details on the specific intervals for your vehicle’s year and model.

Model years 2009 and newer. Cannot be used on previous services performed. Present offer at time of write-up. Cannot be combined with other offers. See Service Advisor for complete details. Some restrictions may apply. Expires 01/31/2023 MNT-028C

EXPIRES: 01/31/2023

Complimentary Battery Check and Incentive

With cold weather on its way, now is a great time to make sure your vehicle’s battery is in top condition. For a limited time, we will perform a complimentary battery check. If your battery needs a replacement, You will receive the incentive above on parts and labor.

10% OFF

Must present when service order is written. One offer per customer. May not be combined with other offers. Not applicable to prior purchases. Not responsible for typographical or printing errors. Other restrictions may apply. Expires 01/31/2023 BAT-007

EXPIRES: 01/31/2023

Wiper Blade Replacement Special

Recommended every 6 months or 6,000 miles.

Includes Complimentary Installation.

20% OFF

Must present when service order is written. One offer per customer. May not be combined with other offers. Not applicable to prior purchases. Not responsible for typographical or printing errors. Other restrictions may apply. Expires 01/31/2023 WIP-010a

EXPIRES: 01/31/2023

The Express Detail $239

Interior Services Performed

  • Dust Dashboard
  • Vacuum Interior Carpets & Seats
  • Clean Dashboard with UV Protective Coating
  • Clean Window and Mirrors
  • Fully Detail Center Console
  • Vacuum Carpets & Mats

Exterior Services Performed

  • Hand Wash Exterior of Vehicle Including Door Jams, Hinges and Weather Stripping
  • Tar and Road Contaminant Removal
  • Non Abrasive Brake and Dust Removal
  • Clean Wheel Wells and Rims
  • Remove Brake Dust and Polish Rims
  • Chamois Exterior $ Force Airy Dry Crevices
  • Single Stage High Speed Polish to Painted Surfaces
  • Clean Trim, Vinyl and Chrome
  • Apply Spray Wax
  • Application of Tire Shine

Prices may vary by model – See service consultant for details

The Extreme Detail $299

Interior Services Performed

  • Clean Instrument & Door Panels
  • Clean all Pockets & Compartments
  • Degrease, Rinse & Wipe Door Jams
  • Vacuum Interior Carpets, Mats and Seats
  • Vacuum Carpeting & Floor Mats
  • Clean Upholstery or Clean & Condition Leather
  • Clean Dashboard with UV Protective coating
  • Clean Windows and Mirrors
  • Wash Ashtray & Cup Holsters

Interior Only – $149

Exterior Services Performed

  • Hand Wash Exterior of Vehicle
  • Remove All Tar & Bugs
  • Clean Wheel Wells & Rims
  • Remove Brake Dust & Polish Rims
  • Engine Cleaning & Air Air Dry
  • Chamois Exterior & Air Dry
  • Single Stage High Speed Polish to Painted Surfaces
  • Clean Trim, Vinyl & Chrome
  • Clean Windows and Mirrors
  • Application of Paste Wax
  • Application of Tire Shine

Prices may vary by model – See service consultant for details

The Ultimate Detail $349

Interior Services Performed

  • Dust Dashboard
  • Fully Clean & Detail Dashboard
  • Clean Air Registers
  • Fully Clean & Detail Instrument & Door Panels
  • Clean all Pockets & Compartments
  • Degrease, Rinse & Wipe Door Jams
  • Vacuum Interior Carpets, Mats and Seats
  • Clean Upholstery or Clean & Condition Leather
  • Clean Dashboard with UV Protective coating
  • Clean Windows and Mirrors
  • Wash Ashtray & Cup Holsters

Exterior Services Performed

  • Hand Wash Exterior of Vehicle
  • Remove All Tar & Bugs
  • Clean Wheel Wells & Rims
  • Remove Brake Dust & Polish Rims
  • Clay Bar Treatment to All Painted Surfaces
  • Engine Cleaning & Air Dry
  • Dual Stage High Speed Polishing to Painted Surfaces
  • Clean Trim, Vinyl & Chrome
  • Clean Windows & Mirrors
  • Application of Paste Wax
  • Application of Tire Shine

Prices may vary by model – See service consultant for details

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