How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

Man changing tire

When you’re behind the wheel of a new, used, or certified pre-owned model on Oakville and Mehlville roads, you may be wondering, “How often should you rotate your tires?” Well, rotating your tires is a quick and easy way to ensure and maintain a smooth drive wherever you go. Learn more about how often you should rotate your tires with the experts at Suntrup Kia South.

Why Do I Need to Rotate My Tires?

Before knowing how many miles to rotate tires on average, it’s also important to understand why you need to have your tires rotated. Having this done every so often keeps drivers on track of their Kia maintenance schedule, and extends the lifetime and function of your tires. If you notice any of the following issues, then it’s time to have your tires rotated:

  • Less noise on the road
  • Relieves unnecessary stress on the drivetrain
  • Improved traction on slippery roads

Rotating Tires on FWD and RWD Vehicles

Drivers with front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive should have their tires rotated in different ways. This is due to the fact that your engine sends more power to the back or front depending on which drivetrain you have. Tire rotations ensure that each tire is treated equally and they all remain in the same condition. Here are some more tips for rotating tires on FWD and RWD Kia models:

  • For RWD or FWD vehicles, you should at least be doing a tire rotation every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, although you will want to get a better estimate from your owner’s manual.
  • In the case that you want to perform a tire rotation yourself and you have a front-wheel drive-enabled vehicle, it’s important that you flip sides when moving your tires. What we mean is that your left rear tire should go to the front right position, and the right rear tire should go to the left front position. The front tires, however, should be moved to the rear on the same side they started.
  • If you have a car with RWD, then just flip the process. The front tires should flip sides when moving back, and the rear tires should stay on their respective sides when being moved forward.
  • Depending on your typical driving conditions, you may need to rotate your tires more frequently. Contact our specialists to learn more about tire rotation based on your driving habits.
2019 kia sorento on snowy road

Rotating Tires on AWD Vehicles

Drivers of Nissan AWD vehicles are encouraged to have their Nissan tires rotated every 3,000 to 5,000 miles in order to keep their model running strong. The reason for this is because your vehicle’s engine system sends power to every tire at the same time, putting extra pressure on the tires and their treads. As always, check with your owner’s manual to see the correct interval for your next tire rotation.

Discover Quality Kia Service at Suntrup Kia South

Now that you know how to rotate tires, you can count on Suntrup Kia South’s service team to have your back for all of your Kia maintenance needs. Browse our inventory of Kia service and parts specials to save on the services and OEM Kia parts you need to keep going. Interested in learning more about the Kia Optima maintenance schedule? We can help with that too.

Contact us today and schedule a service appointment near Fenton and Arnold!

Kia Service Coupons

Free 1-Day Rental Vehicle

Valid with any repair or service of $300 or more. One day only. Applies to same day service. Subject to availability.

Restrictions may apply. Must present coupon at time of service write-up. May not be combined with other coupons or discounts. May not be used on previous purchases. See dealer for details.

Tire Special


We won’t be beat on prices.

Shop now: Kia Tire Source

Explore Our Models

  • 2020 Kia Optima Interior Features

    The new Kia Optima is a family-favorite among Oakville sedan drivers, thanks to the Kia Optima interior. Whether you opt for the base configuration or choose to upgrade to a higher trim level, the comfort, style, and connectivity features will enhance your Mehlville commutes. Learn more about the Kia Optima interior features, including the Kia…

  • 2020 Kia Telluride Reviews

    For Oakville drivers in the market for a spacious and capable SUV, loaded with amenities and high-tech features, the 2020 Kia Telluride is a must-see. This formidable SUV is a sight on any Mehlville street, with an elegant yet rugged exterior that commands respect on every trip. Combine that with the surprisingly affordable Kia Telluride…

  • 2020 Kia Telluride Interior

    If you’re a St. Louis driver on the hunt for a new family-oriented vehicle with enough room and features to keep everybody happy— you’re in the right place. The 2020 Kia Telluride interior with best-in-class midsize SUV passenger volume and advanced tech will make every ride throughout Oakville more comfortable and convenient than ever. Read on…

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

(314) 356-9388

Call Now

6263 S Lindbergh Blvd • St. Louis, MO 63123

Get Directions

Today's Hours:

Open Today! Sales: 9am-9pm

Open Today! Service: 7am-7pm

Open Today! Parts: 7am-7pm

Suntrup Kia South 38.5159372, -90.3443184.