Gates Nissan Tire Care & Rotation


 Just like changing your oil or replacing your car battery, rotating your tires is essential to maintaining your vehicle’s performance and driveability. Many Richmond drivers don’t think about rotating their tires, but to keep your vehicles driving properly on Lexington roads, and to maintain your fuel economy, you should have your tires rotated every 5,000 – 7,500 miles. Learn more about tire rotation below, then schedule a service appointment with Gates Nissan to rotate and re-align your tires.

When to Rotate Your Tires in Richmond KY

How often you rotate your tires will depend on how you use them in Berea. If you frequently drive off-road or use your vehicle on the jobsite, you may need to rotate your tires more often than the general recommendation. However if you mostly use your car for London commuting, then the general rule of every 5,000 – 7,500 miles is ideal. If you drive an AWD vehicle, though, you may need to rotate your tires every 3,000 – 5,000 miles instead. Check your vehicle’s owners manual to learn the exact number of miles you should rotate your tires at.

Tire Rotation Tips

On a FWD vehicle, the power from the engine is sent to the front wheels, this causes the front wheels to wear faster than the rear ones. The opposite is true of vehicles with RWD. Keep the following tire rotation tips in mind if you have a FWD or RWD vehicle:

  • Regardless of if you have a FWD or RWD vehicle, the tires will need to be rotated every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, or as recommended in your owner’s manual.
  • Rotating your tires on a FWD car yourself? Switch sides when you move the rear tires to the front. For example: the rear left tire will go on the front right. However when you move the front tires back, keep them on the same side.
  • On a RWD car, flip the steps for a FWD car. Move the front tires directly back, then move the back tires forward and switch sides.

Why Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Rotating your tires in Richmond KY may seem unnecessary, but it’s actually very important for your car’s overall driveability. It does this by putting less strain on the drivetrain, gives you better traction on slippery roads, and reduces the reverberations you hear from the road while driving. For better handling on Richmond roads and a longer life for your tires, make sure to have your tires rotated regularly by Gates Nissan’s service center!

Have Your Tires Rotated at Gates Nissan

Is it time to have your tires rotated in Richmond KY? Come by Gates Nissan in Richmond for your vehicle’s regular maintenance check and to have your tires rotated, aligned, and replaced if necessary. You can save on regular maintenance by browsing our service specials while you’re here! We look forward to serving you!

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