I did mine at 16k. The fronts were just under 2/32 wear (of 8/32) when new. the rears were less than 1/32. Available tread is 8/32 with 6-7 usable, depending on how far you want to push it. Even wear across the treads at that mileage confirms you do not have any significant alignment issue and you have not paid for unnecessary alignments or excessive tire rotations.
Originally Posted by ed100
You should be good until the tires need replacement, so a single rotation gets you about 50k miles out of the tires, which is exactly what I expect out of mine.
That's the point of my position. YOU know your car is properly aligned because the tires are telling you it is aligned. Rotating them every 5k miles is a waste of either time or money depending on whether you pay for or do the rotation yourself. It's not rocket science and it has not changed in 50 years.
Its like taking care of yourself health wise. No doctor on the planet can make you take care of yourself and no doctor on the planet can fix what breaks when you don't take care of yourself. Take care of your car and your self and you live longer, healthier and your car gives you longer service for a lower cost.
I rotate when I see a significant difference between the fronts and rears as far as wear. Remember the Firestone and Ford Explorer fiasco in the late 1990s. It killed Firestone (bought out by Bridgestone) and did serious damage to Ford Motor Company.
Just in case there MIGHT be a problem reversing rotation on any radial tire and considering many are directional, I consider it PRUDENT to not reverse the rotational direction.
The reference to dirty needles was DISGUSTING and an attempt to character assassinate by association.
Grow up and learn from your elders, versus trying to belittle their experience, or you are doomed to repeat their mistakes, when you could avoid potential expensive lessons and even a finger or two, or more.
Your choice. I could care less. I have a very long memory.
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