Thats a first for me...and we have an Audi. I generally stay with 5,000 miles between rotations. Only vehicle that doesn't get rotated is the M3 and thats because it's staggered (generally replace the rears twice for every set of fronts).I don't own a bimmer yet, but when I got new tires for my Audi and had them balanced and an alignment, the guy at the shop said I don't need to rotate them ever. He used the hunter alignment machine and said not to rotate them.
Not to be argumentative or anything, but could you source your quote please?BMW recommends AGAINST rotating your tires.
Pg 229 of my 5 series manual does say rotating between axles is not recommended.Not to be argumentative or anything, but could you source your quote please?
I had a real good look online in various user manuals, as well as my own (a car, an SAV, and my E46 Bentley manual) and there is no solid "BMW recommends this..." or "BMW recommends that..." I can find. :dunno:
Different perspective: I grew up in Europe and had never heard of rotating tires prior to coming to the US. First time a US dealer did this to my previous car, I asked them to change them back and leave them alone.Actually I'm somewhat amazed. I grew up old school and rotating your tires was a fact of life if you wanted to get the most mileage out of them. Never even occured to me that it may have become somewhat unneccessary with some of the newer vehicles. Normally I associate cupping front tires with a lack of rotation (fact of life with my truck and all the previous trucks I've owned). My M3 has shown no real problems with no rotation other than the wear factor with the rears. I'd be interested to see some tests on this non-rotation deal. Anyone have any links on this?