Saved Vehicles

How to Do a Tire Rotation on Your INFINITI Vehicle

Mechanic with Tires

 

Whether you choose to conduct a DIY tire rotation on your new or used INFINITI vehicle or decide to take your car into our INFINITI Stuart Service Center, there’s no denying that knowing how to do a tire rotation is necessary for the longevity of your ride. Regularly rotating your tires provides better traction on Port Saint Lucie roads and extends the lifespan of your tires. Find out more about how to properly do a tire rotation below! 

The Importance of Tire Rotation

Seasonal weather, road conditions, and driving tendencies can affect how your tires wear down. For example, the impact tires experience while turning often result in the outside edges of the front tires exhibiting greater wear and tear than the rear wheels. This means if you leave your tires in place, eventually, they will wear down at different rates and you will have to replace each of them sooner. 

How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Rear and front-wheel drive vehicles need their tires rotated every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. However, all-wheel drive vehicles require more frequent maintenance at every 3,000 to 5,500 miles since all tires are actively receiving power from the engine, thus wearing down the tires faster. It’s important to keep in mind that, as with any vehicle service, we always recommend checking your owner’s manual for definitive recommendations on maintenance intervals. 

Difference Between FWD and RWD Tires

  • FWD Tires: You can move the front tires to the back of the car in the same left/right positions. When it comes time to move the rear tires to the front, you must switch the right and left tires.
  • RWD Tires: The opposite is true with RWD vehicles. The rear tires can be moved to the front of the car in the same left/right positions, but when you move the front tires to the rear, you need to switch the left and right tires.

How to Do a Tire Rotation At Home

If you want to attempt rotating your own tires you will need a car jack, lug nut wrench, and a set of car jacks. Feeling confident enough to rotate your tires at home? You’ll need the following tools and equipment:

  • A Car Jack
  • A Set of Car Jack Stands
  • Lug Nut Wrench

Once you’ve gathered all the required tools, just follow our INFINITI Stuart guidelines step-by-step:

  1. Parking Brake: Engage your parking brake as a safety precaution.
  2. Loosen Lug Nuts Before Elevating Vehicle: Loosen the lug nuts on all four wheels, but don’t take them all the way off. This step makes unscrewing them when the tire is elevated much easier.
  3. Elevate First Wheel with Car Jack: Lift up one wheel with a car jack and place the jack stand underneath it, then do the same with the remaining wheels.
  4. Take Off Tires: Remove the tires one by one.
  5. Fill Up Tires and Begin to Replace: Take this time to make sure your tires are filled with the optimal tire pressure. Once filled, you can rotate them according to the appropriate pattern for your type of tire. Place the tire back onto the wheel mount and screw the lug nuts on by hand as far as you can.
  6. Lower Car Back To Ground: Lower the car from the jack stands and use the lug wrench to finish tightening the nuts. It’s best to work the lug nuts diagonally from one to another in a star pattern to ensure even tightening. If the lug nuts aren’t tightened evenly it can cause the brake rotor to warp.

INFINITI Stuart Is At Your Service

If you’re struggling to rotate your tires yourself or would rather leave this task to the professionals, then INFINITI Stuart has a trained team of technicians that are prepared to take care of that service for you! Schedule your service today and take advantage of our lucrative service specials to save yourself money on your next tire rotation in Stuart!

More from INFINITI Stuart

  • 2022 INFINITI Q50 Configurations

      Thoughtfully designed and meticulously crafted down to the last detail, the 2022 INFINITI Q50 sedan is available in three trim levels—from the well-equipped Q50 LUXE to the fiery INFINITI Q50 RED SPORT 400—so you can build a new Q50 with everything just the way you like it. Learn more about the available FWD and…

  • 2022 QX55 Interior Features & Dimensions

      Thanks to a sleek and minimal cabin design, the QX55 interior accommodates up to five adult passengers for pleasant travels in Hobe Sound. Standout QX55 interior features available at higher trims include luxurious wood trim and Bose® audio–and you’ll enjoy Wireless Apple CarPlay®, Active Noise Cancellation, and more as standard on the entry-level model. Get…

  • 2022 INFINITI Q50 Interior

      Looking for a new sedan that simply offers more for your money? The incredibly well-equipped entry-level Q50 interior has everything that Hobe Sound’s luxury car buyers drivers will desire in a new vehicle—from advanced connectivity to a high-end sound system. What’s more, you can count on its modern styling, quality materials, and spacious cabin for…

INFINITI Stuart 27.1569542, -80.2226331.