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3 Ways To Minimize Wear And Tire Recommendations For Your AWD Subaru

Check out three ways to minimize tire wear on your Subaru Outback, Crosstrek, Forester, Ascent, and other all-wheel-drive vehicles.


If you own an Outback, Crosstrek, Forester, Ascent, or other all-wheel-drive Subaru vehicle, you will likely put extra miles on road trips to the mountains and beach this summer. Subaru of America gives owners three tips on minimizing tire wear on your new vehicle.

You may have purchased a used Subaru vehicle with the new model shortages and may not have new tires. Subaru says your vehicle's tires are "the critical point of contact between you and the road." it's a great time to check the condition of your tires before heading out for a road trip this summer.

2022 Subaru Forester, 2022 Subaru Crosstrek, 2022 Subaru Outback

3 Ways to Minimize Tire Wear

1. Keep your tires properly inflated.

Make sure your vehicle's tires are inflated to the proper manufacturer's recommendation. The importance of properly inflated tires goes beyond reducing rolling resistance and improving fuel efficiency: it's also about vehicle safety. With over-inflated tires, you risk reduced grip and increased wear. Similarly, with under-inflated tires, you'll increase the rolling resistance, which means your vehicle will work harder to travel at the same speed and use more fuel.

Information on correct tire inflation pressure is provided in your Owner's Manual and on a placard on the driver's door pillar. Check tires regularly and when they are cold because tire pressure increases as the tires warm up.

2022 Subaru Forester, 2022 Subaru Crosstrek, 2022 Subaru Outback

2. Rotate your tires regularly.

Subaru recommends tire rotation every 6,000-7,500 miles. These are recommended intervals only. Your actual driving conditions may warrant more frequent rotation.

3. Replace tires responsibly.

It is essential to match the tire requirements shown on the tire placard located on the driver's side door pillar. Using tires of a non-specified size can detract from controllability, ride comfort, braking performance, and speedometer/odometer accuracy.

What if you only need one or two tires?

For safe vehicle operation, Subaru recommends replacing all four tires at the same time.

What are the best tires for my Subaru?

Those big all-terrain tires hurt fuel mileage. A good set of winter/mud and snow-rated tires will be sufficient if you don't do any serious off-roading. Check the report below for the best all-weather tires for your Subaru Outback, Crosstrek, Forester, Ascent, and other all-wheel-drive vehicles.

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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Kimberley Williams (not verified)    July 6, 2022 - 5:18PM

We have had 3 outback's, 2003 H6, 2013 diesel and currently 2017 base 2.5
Never rotated my tyres, run them currently at 41psi, total Kim's on this vehicle is 140000. Just finished a road trip and averaged 6.8L per 100klm or roughly 41mpg
Car was stable, not bouncy and in fact was extremely comfortable, mind you we set the cruise foxtrot at 95klm per hour
So I'm thinking these so called experts are blowing hot air and have no real world e xperience other than a 100klm test drive.
I will one more comment all oil and filter, upper cylinder and fuel cleaner completed every 5000klm, no way has anyone touched this car from new, why well the proof is evident

These experts are wrong.

Jacqueline Jimenez (not verified)    October 20, 2022 - 7:59AM

What r the best tires AWD. We been getting nails in tire. I had a. Jeep before and any nail would not puncture the tires. Its been twice that we had to replace a tire. Is there type all season tire to purchase for 2022 Foster. In December it will be a year.