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#1 BostonSubaruGuy

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 12:24 PM

On an '06 Outback Wagon, how offen do you need to rotate the tires? The booklet says every 7500 miles. Is that right? I rotate my tires on my Honda Accord every 10k miles accordng to the manual, which I also think is a little high. Can I just rotate the tires on the Subaru every 10k miles too?

#2 nickb21

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 12:29 PM

I rotate my tires every-other oil change. I usually do oil changes every 4000 (+/- 500 miles). Easier to remember, at least for me.

#3 The Dude

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 04:39 PM

Is 7,500 miles an excessivley short tire rotation spec? Probably. However, I would stick to the schedule as as long as the drivetrain is still under warranty (60,000 miles). The AT, and especially the multi-pack clutch are potential weak spots on the Subaru. For that reason the tire rotation and tire matching specs are very tough. BTW, I followed the 7,500 mile rotation while my 1999 Forester was under warranty. After that, is was a tire rotation every other 5,000 mile oil change. I sold the car at 200,000 miles without experiencing any AT problems.
If you pay attention to your tires, including keeping them up to pressure, 10,000 miles probably isn't much of a stretch.

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 07:31 PM

I work at a national tire dealer, and deal with tires every day. tire rotations are reccomended every other oil change or 2x a year based on the average 12-14,000 mile driveing per year. When you rotate them you should also have the balancing checked. 3 most common problems for shortened tire life is not rotating, not balanceing, and alignments.

alignments should be check 2x a year as well.

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 02:22 AM

I think thats a lil much....2x a yr alignment and balance. If the car goes straight and doesn't shake I think you're alright. No as far as rotation yea every 2 oil changes espeacialy with awd

#6 MountainBiker

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 05:30 PM

I'm anal, so I rotate tires every 3750 miles, and change the synthetic oil every 7500 miles. But I only check the alignment when something feels wrong or I buy new tires.

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 06:35 PM

The retailer where I bought my tires rotates them for
free every 5000 miles. Seems a little excessive but its
their suggestion and it is free. Of course they also
suggest rebalancing at every rotation and "of course"
they charge for the balancing. I suppose if I don't
let them rotate and rebalance, then if I complain about
tire life they will blame it on my maintenance, or lack
of.

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 09:04 PM

i do it once a year.

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 09:18 PM

i do it once a year.

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I am in your camp,moreover, my tires usually outlast their expiration date. That is, the tread is still thick, though the rubber itself is old.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 12:48 AM

Every other oil change if I remember or am not too tired/out of garage time.

I had one set of Michelins actually last me the 80,000 miles they said they would. For $100 a tire they were certainly worth it even though the sticker shock was :eek: . I had cords showing at the very end - and I am positive tire rotations were key to getting so far.

#11 DrPattison

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 12:57 AM

No big deal here

I change my own oil with tire rotation

Every time

Tires wear evenly

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#12 iluvdrt

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 10:45 PM

I think thats a lil much....2x a yr alignment and balance. If the car goes straight and doesn't shake I think you're alright. No as far as rotation yea every 2 oil changes espeacialy with awd


Shaking is NOT from alignment..its a big misconception. 2x a year to get the the manufactirer milage warrenty. Tires are expensive and most places will check it for free...why not have it checked. I dont know about you, but if I have a 60k tread life warrenty I want all 60K.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 10:47 PM

thats why I said alignment AND BALANCING.




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