Do I really have to rotate my tires?

Yes. Whether your vehicle has front-, rear-, all- or four-wheel drive, your tires benefit from a periodic rotation because the weight and workload they carry is unevenly distributed among the four wheels. That makes them wear unevenly. How frequently tires should be rotated depends on the vehicle and the manufacturer’s recommended interval, which should be listed in the service section of the owner’s manual. A good rule of thumb is to rotate them at least as often as you change the oil, or more often if the oil-service interval is, say, 10,000 miles. For example, if you drive 12,000 to 15,000 miles per year, you should rotate the tires twice a year.