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I’m wondering how often others rotate their tires? The owners manual says to do it at the oil change. I have 5000 miles on my Insight and the oil life is at 60 percent. At that rate I’d have well over 10,000 miles before rotating. I think that’s way too long, so I went ahead and rotated them today.
 

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I was going to do the same at 5-6K. I'm nearing 5K now, and the weather is getting colder. Will probably do it next weekend so I don't have to do it in the cold and snow later! I have a compact spare, so it will make the whole ordeal easier. If I didn't have a compact space, I'd "borrow" the one from my wife's '18 Civic :)
 

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I will likely rotate at 5,000, then oil change and rotation at 10K, and alternate every 5K. I used to do it every oil change but my old Civic probably should have had more rotations more with these rough roads. Plus the EX’s energy saving tires feel like they need to be rotated more often than others I’ve owned.
 

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I’ve always been told to rotate every 5K. Manual says the car will tell you when it needs to be done. I called the dealer and they said doesn’t need to be done until the car tells you which is about 10K. Ok....
 

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I’ve always been told to rotate every 5K. Manual says the car will tell you when it needs to be done. I called the dealer and they said doesn’t need to be done until the car tells you which is about 10K. Ok....
The tire rotation sub code last came on for me when I had 5,000 miles. I should be due for another 5,000 miles rotation in mid-December at my current driving rate. Will let you know if the maintenance minder light comes on then. The Michelin tire warranty booklet says to rotate every 6,000 miles or earlier.
 

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The tire rotation sub code last came on for me when I had 5,000 miles. I should be due for another 5,000 miles rotation in mid-December at my current driving rate. Will let you know if the maintenance minder light comes on then. The Michelin tire warranty booklet says to rotate every 6,000 miles or earlier.
Did the code come up separate from oil life reminder? Do you think being a low-mileage annual driver makes a difference in when it triggers?
 

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Did the code come up separate from oil life reminder? Do you think being a low-mileage annual driver makes a difference in when it triggers?
The first one did came on with the oil life reminder. It didn't on my 2nd oil change since I only drove about 3,700 miles. I think it triggers every 5,000 miles so I should be able to confirm that in a month.
 

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I could not find markings indicating that the tires on the EX are directional - right? I rotated mine at the first oil change - I did it at 15% life because I had a free coupon from Honda that was about to expire and we were about to go on a long 3k mile trip. Oil change at the dealer, but tire rotation in my garage. I did it the brute force way at home using 2 jacks, but it took twice as long because I went from right front to left back and vice versa. It bothers me that the rims are not symmetrical.
 

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I could not find markings indicating that the tires on the EX are directional - right? I rotated mine at the first oil change - I did it at 15% life because I had a free coupon from Honda that was about to expire and we were about to go on a long 3k mile trip. Oil change at the dealer, but tire rotation in my garage. I did it the brute force way at home using 2 jacks, but it took twice as long because I went from right front to left back and vice versa. It bothers me that the rims are not symmetrical.
The OEM tires are non-directional.
 

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I could not find markings indicating that the tires on the EX are directional - right? I rotated mine at the first oil change - I did it at 15% life because I had a free coupon from Honda that was about to expire and we were about to go on a long 3k mile trip. Oil change at the dealer, but tire rotation in my garage. I did it the brute force way at home using 2 jacks, but it took twice as long because I went from right front to left back and vice versa. It bothers me that the rims are not symmetrical.
Since you can't see both sides of the car at once, the non-symmetrical wheels don't bother me.

I rotate mine using only one jack and a donut spare. I take this time to clean inside/outside of wheels while they're off, so it takes a little more time.

Proper rotation for a FWD car is:

Left-front (temporarily place donut) to left-rear.
Left-rear to right-front.
Right-front to right-rear.
Right-rear to left-front.
Check/set pressures (including donut spare).

I do this every 5,000 miles.
 

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I’ve always been told to rotate every 5K. Manual says the car will tell you when it needs to be done. I called the dealer and they said doesn’t need to be done until the car tells you which is about 10K. Ok....
The tire rotation sub code last came on for me when I had 5,000 miles. I should be due for another 5,000 miles rotation in mid-December at my current driving rate. Will let you know if the maintenance minder light comes on then. The Michelin tire warranty booklet says to rotate every 6,000 miles or earlier.
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I'm 200 miles away from 5,000 miles since my last tire rotation. The tire rotation didn't show up last week but it's now there when I checked yesterday. I haven't got like an alert when I start up the car though.
 

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I drive about 1,000 miles per month, have separate winter tires and rims, so never have to rotate, just keep track of where the rims go next when I change them out; means maybe 6,000 before a "rotation"
 
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