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Old 08-22-2018, 06:16 PM   #1
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Tire rotation at 20k miles

Brought van in for first service A. Had a coupon that included oil change and tire rotate. They said they couldnít rotate the tires because of the Alcoa rims. I get it, but what are yall doing out there? Not rotating them? Rotating them a different way? Spending the bucks to change rims?
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Old 08-22-2018, 06:41 PM   #2
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Iíve never rotated my tires on Interstate. Not worth the time or cost. I have over 101,000 miles on my van. With nearly 70,000 on current Michelin tires. All are wearing evenly.
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I’ve never rotated my tires on Interstate. Not worth the time or cost. I have over 101,000 miles on my van. With nearly 70,000 on current Michelin tires. All are wearing evenly.
SWAMP RV - what MIKE said. While I only have 6,000 miles, I don't plan on ever rotating tires. I will replace tires F or R as they wear. I have never rotated tires anymore since the 80's even on my regular cars, trucks, minivans, or even bicycles. I just never saw a big benefit. So just not worth the effort for me. And with the idiosyncrasies of the AI, even more so.
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Same here... ^^
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Ditto. I may have to replace the fronts in another 10,000 miles, but the tires stay where they started. The Mercedes shop agrees with me 100%.
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Old 08-24-2018, 01:30 AM   #6
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I'm very interested in this thread. I bought my 2015 AI last year and had the tires rotated and balanced. It made a big improvement in the ride but the tire balancing is the main thing. The manual shows rotating the fronts to the back outers which have the same wheels and that's the rotation I followed.


I also rotate the car tires every 5-10K and I think they wear more evenly as a result but based on the comments maybe I'm wasting my money.
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I also rotate the car tires every 5-10K and I think they wear more evenly as a result but based on the comments maybe I'm wasting my money.
RYOUNGCA - Absolutely nothing wrong with following your rotation schedule that you are comfortable with. Using my cars as example (since I have only 6,000 miles on AI), if I rotate my tires at Discount Tires (free), I may get full 80,000 miles on car. But that never happens coz I bump into the 5-6 yr age issue before I hit 80,000. And if I do get max mileage, I have to replace all tires all at once. If I do not rotate, I may only get 2-3 yrs on the fronts. I would buy only 2 fronts, Discount Tire puts them in rear (as recommended) and move the old rears to the front. And the cycle continues. The overall purchase outlay is identical but I spend only 1/2 $ every 3 yrs. And my rear set is always new tires every 3 yrs.
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