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How Long Does It Take to Rotate Tires


How long does it take to rotate tires
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Like any other automotive component, having your tires serviced is an integral part of routine maintenance to keep your car operating properly on the roads of Highland Beach, Annapolis, and Hillsmere Shores, MD. For instance, common tire services include rotations, repairs, replacements, and much more.

What exactly is a tire rotation, though? Well, it’s a regular service that ensures your tires retain their grip and traction on the road. It should be done at least once a year.

However, the team at BMW Annapolis understands that our drivers may be wondering how long it takes to rotate tires. After all, we all have places to be! Luckily, we put together this guide to inform you of what to expect when you make a trip down to your local BMW service center.

The Importance of Routine Tire Rotations

You can think of your tires as a 4-person team working together to provide traction and stability on the road. Each player is equally critical to the team’s—your car’s—performance but they aren’t all performing the same amount of work at any given time or necessarily the identical job. Tires located in the front will wear differently than ones in the rear since turning puts more stress on the outside of the tires.

The mileage interval determining when your tires should be rotated also depends on the type of drivetrain that your car has. When it comes to the length of time that this service takes, it generally ranges from 15 minutes to an hour.

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Rotating the Tires on Different Cars

We’ll start by discussing front- (FWD) and rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicles. It might seem self-explanatory, but the front tires will deteriorate more quickly on a FWD car, while the back tires wear faster on a RWD model. For either drivetrain, you’ll likely want to have your tires rotated every 5,000 miles or the mileage interval specified in your owner’s manual.

Not only does the location of where your tires are rotated vary by drivetrain, but all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles will need their tires rotated on a different schedule. The average AWD vehicle should have its tires rotated every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.

Considering that this interval can change for any car based on your driving habits, we suggest reviewing your owner’s manual or contacting your local BMW dealer to figure out the rotation plan that best suits your lifestyle. Benefits that regularly rotated tires offer include better traction, even wear, and a longer lifespan.

Visit BMW of Annapolis for Your Next Tire Rotation

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After learning how long it takes to rotate your tires, are you ready to stop by our BMW auto service center near Highland Beach, Annapolis, and Hillsmere Shores? The highly trained technicians at BMW of Annapolis would be glad to complete your tire rotation.

The next time your car needs its tires rotated or other routine maintenance, don’t hesitate to give us a call with any questions. You can also book a service appointment online!

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