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JT

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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2012 11:01:01 PM

What primarily determines when your tires are rotated?
Every oil change / every other oil change
Whenever the service technician recommends it
A certain elapsed mileage
A certain time period
When I switch between summer and winter tires
When I can afford it / there's a sale or promotion
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2013 6:05:07 AM

5000 mile
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2013 7:51:35 AM

every 5000 miles
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 10:08:57 PM

every 2k to 3k miles....
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WhiskersTheCat
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 9:13:26 PM

Don't they rotate every time you drive?
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AnyPort
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2013 4:15:52 AM

Ever 3 months or if one goes flat.
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Chulie13
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 2:32:00 PM

The mileage.
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cardjim
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 11:01:36 AM

every oil change
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iwannavet
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 9:35:17 AM

Switch between summer and winter tires
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angieoke
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2013 2:05:21 PM

when service tech recommends it
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april4
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 7:16:47 AM

A certain elapsed mileage
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iwannavet
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 10:19:30 AM

summer to winter tire change
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Shedfly
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 2:46:22 PM

elapsed mileage
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sonicmustang
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 7:22:25 AM

A certain elapsed mileage
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Effincrazy
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 1:54:04 PM

Mileage. 5000 miles
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iwannavet
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:47:06 PM

When I switch between summer and winter tires.
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chevlvr11
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 6:32:24 PM

rotate every other oil change which would be 6000 miles
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achung53
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:56:58 AM

A certain elapsed mileage
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Geo1002
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 9:37:44 AM

Every other oil change.
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Ferdman17
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2012 8:24:44 AM

Every oil change,
My tires have always worn out together and I get even wear.
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cardjim
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2012 9:15:42 PM

every oil change
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awillisant
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2012 8:42:59 AM

Every 3,000 miles
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2amy
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2012 8:05:51 AM

I go every 5 thousand miles. I got a 113,000 miles on my original set of tires on my previos truck and they were supposibly a 40 thousand mile tire.
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mik325tds
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2012 8:03:06 AM

I only have my tires rotated if I feel vibrations.
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jee56
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 1:07:35 PM

i normally rotates my tires every 3000 t0 6000 miles
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Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 7:49:28 PM

Mileage.
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gizmojoe
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 5:47:03 PM

Mileage
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gasscout_1
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 9:16:08 PM

Elapsed mileage.
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TLB2000
Rookie Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2012 9:18:00 AM

When I switch between summer and winter tires
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derek1017
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2012 5:45:39 PM

usesally miles
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melekali
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2012 9:51:47 AM

Usually miles
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gasscout_1
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2012 8:36:47 PM

Service Technician
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1brendle
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2012 10:48:03 PM

whenever the look like they need it, don't drive that many miles since retired.
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anointedpurpose12
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2012 5:26:17 PM

every 6,000 miles
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twopairAL
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Message Posted: May 22, 2012 11:03:07 AM

bout every 10K.. be glad when i burn off the OE's. Shops won't charge R&B if you buy tires from them.
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zxcvbob
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Message Posted: May 20, 2012 4:08:55 PM

Once a year, whether they need it or not.
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Sumflow
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 5:31:32 AM

Rear tyres are wider to balance weight, tires can not be rotated.
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ManOfLeisureII
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Message Posted: May 13, 2012 12:07:37 PM

Every 10,000 miles
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DeeDae
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Message Posted: May 8, 2012 7:52:33 PM

When I need new ones.
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deeNY
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 4:41:06 PM

I rotate my tires whenever I do oil change. every 3000 miles.
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papa56NC
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2012 3:52:18 AM

Every other oil change is when I rotate my tires.
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RR52DE
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 8:45:47 AM

When I change the oil or max 5000 miles. My mazda 3 eats up the rear tires.
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Paulafm
Rookie Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2012 8:40:02 AM

I every bought new tires and get free tire rotation. Every oil change I rotate the tires.
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KMaria13
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 4:29:46 PM

It is getting more difficult to be consistent with tire rotations when vehicle manufacturers are increasing the number of miles before an oil change. Great that oil changes are not required as frequently, but now that measure of time before tire rotation is fuzzied.
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Katiebug1991
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 4:18:38 PM

When ever they sides look they are getting worn out a little..
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MOPARTECH
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 10:37:14 PM

every 6000 miles
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sugarbearAR
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 9:35:45 PM

every oil change which is every 7,000 miles--
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wils12
Rookie Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2012 6:13:42 AM

Every second oil change
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CheckMateOK
Rookie Author Oklahoma

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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2012 8:03:11 PM

The tire center I buy my tires from recommends every 7,000 miles. So I try to get my tires rotated every 7,000 miles or sooner if I have been pulling a trailer or hauling a heavier load than normal.
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Fun4suz
Rookie Author California

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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 1:31:04 PM

I take my car to my local Big O Tires and have my tires rotated and balance every 5,000 miles faithfully. I believe it really does help to prolong the life of the tire.
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MrLucky77
Rookie Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2012 7:28:35 AM

Discount Tire where I buy my tires at provides free rotation and balance every 3,000 miles
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