Question: I am confused about the tire rotation schedule for modern cars. Everywhere I have looked recommends a tire rotation every 3000 to 5000 miles or 6 months.
I understand why a tire needs to be rotated every 3-5 k miles but don't understand why it has to be rotated every 6 months.
My Dilemma: I barely drove since my last tire rotation (1500 miles) and will need to drive more this year(around 5000 miles) but my tire rotation date is coming up. Assuming my owners manual recommends a rotation every 5000 miles or 6 months, wouldn't it make sense to ignore the 6 month timeline and rotate them when the distance traveled from my last rotated tires reach 5000 miles for uniform wear?