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The manual for my 2014 Nissan says to rotate the tires every 5000 miles. I know it's not exact, but I always heard 6000 miles and did it then. Does it really matter, or has that changed?  Thanks


The exact mileage isn't very important.   The general rule is 5K to 8K.

But what is important is that not only not to go too long, but to make sure it gets done.  That way the wear is evened out and the individual wheel positions don't cause longer term issues.  


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Barry Smith


I have over 30 years experience in the design, manufacturing, and testing of tires. I have served as the technical advisor to the "800" number. I have authored or co-authored many publications - usually without credit. I can answer almost any technical question, but please don`t ask me to compare brands. I probably have prejudices because of my work experience.


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