How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Car wheel tire

When to rotate tires can vary depending on your vehicle’s drivetrain, road surfaces, and driving habits, but the general rule is to rotate them every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Always check your owner’s manual model-specific information, and in the meantime, learn about tire rotation patterns and more below, and contact the Jaguar service center near Mason if you have any questions!

Why Is Tire Rotation Important?

Keep tire rotations as part of your regular maintenance plan in order to extend the life of your tires on Fort Mitchell, KY roads. Additional benefits to tire rotation include:

  • Relieves unnecessary stress on the drivetrain
  • Improves traction on slippery roads
  • Reduces road noise in the cabin

If you take your vehicle in for service, Jaguar-certified technicians can inspect the tires to determine if rotation or replacement is needed. If the tire tread depth is under 2/32 of an inch, you may need to fully replace the tire.

Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

For FWD or RWD cars, tire rotation needs to be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, but the tire rotation pattern will be different for front and rear-wheel drive models.

Front-wheel drive tire rotation:

  • On a front-wheel drive car, power is sent to the front wheels, which means the front tires are responsible for producing forward motion, enduring the most friction and wearing down faster.
  • Flip sides when moving the rear tires to the front. For example, the rear right tire will go on the front left side. However, when moving the front tires to the back, keep them on the same side.

Rear-wheel drive tire rotation:

  • On a rear-wheel drive car, the rear tires endure the most friction and will wear down faster.
  • Invert the process of front-wheel drive rotation–flip sides when moving the front tires to the back, but keep the rear tires on the same side when moving them forward.

Rotating Tires on AWD Vehicles

How many miles to rotate tires on an AWD model? Most experts set the standard timeline at 3,000 to 5,000 miles. The rotation interval, as well as the rotation pattern, differs from FWD and RWD drivetrains, since each tire is responsible for forward motion at different times. This is especially true for intelligent all-wheel drive systems.

Get Your Tire Advice From Jaguar Cincinnati

When it’s time for a tire rotation in Lexington, KY, schedule service at Jaguar Cincinnati. Talk with the service experts at Jaguar Cincinnati to get a better idea of a maintenance schedule that fits your driving habits. Rely on Jaguar Cincinnati for all your service needs, and find out how you can save on your next visit with our service specials near Lexington, KY!

More From Jaguar Cincinnati

  • 2020 Jaguar F-PACE Seating Capacity

    The 2020 Jaguar F-PACE offers seating for up to five passengers. You’ll also find a wide range of comfort features and technologies inside this luxury SUV to make the drive more enjoyable from any seat. Learn more about F-PACE seating, Jaguar F-PACE dimensions, and more at Jaguar Cincinnati, your local authorized Jaguar retailer. Then contact us…

  • 2020 Jaguar F-PACE Accessories

    If you are shopping for a new 2020 Jaguar F-PACE in Mason, or you want to give your current F-PACE a fresh outlook, Jaguar Cincinnati can help you increase the unique style and utility of your luxury SUV. Genuine Jaguar parts and accessories specifically designed for this luxury SUV are a great way to make the vehicle…

  • 2020 Jaguar XE Keyless Entry

    The Jaguar Keyless Entry technology increases safety and convenience when you are getting into your Jaguar XE or other new Jaguar model for a Mason drive. Find out how Jaguar XE Keyless Entry works and how you can add it to a new Jaguar XE that you’ve had your eye on at Jaguar Cincinnati. Then contact your…

Saved Vehicles ×


You don't have any saved vehicles!

Look for this link on your favorites:


Once you've saved some vehicles, you can view them here at any time.

Contact Us ×

(513) 791-1000

Call Now

9115 Blue Ash Rd. • Cincinnati, OH 45242

Get Directions

Today's Hours:

Open Today! Sales: 9am-7pm

Open Today! Service: 7:30am-6pm

Open Today! Parts: 7:30am-6pm

Jaguar Cincinnati

9115 Blue Ash Rd. Cincinnati, OH

Phone: (513) 791-1000


Phone: (513) 792-1815

9115 Blue Ash Rd. Cincinnati, OH


Phone: (513) 791-1000

9115 Blue Ash Rd. Cincinnati, OH


Phone: (513) 792-1800

9115 Blue Ash Rd. Cincinnati, OH
39.2244544 -84.3838477
[schema type="organization" orgtype="LocalBusiness" url="" name="Jaguar Cincinnati" description="" street="9115 Blue Ash Rd." city="Cincinnati" state="OH" postalcode="45242" country="United States" email="" phone="(513) 791-1000" logo=""]
Jaguar Cincinnati
Jaguar Cincinnati
9115 Blue Ash Rd.
Cincinnati, OH, 45242 United States
(513) 791-1000
Jaguar Cincinnati 39.2244544, -84.3838477.