Originally Posted by mws4ua
You don't just need to keep the rotated, you need to keep them balanced as well. I'm willing to bet that you don't have the equipment to balance your own tires.
Take them somewhere and get it done. Next time you get new tires, have a 'lifetime rotation/balance' plan added. It's not expensive, and you can take it there every time you change your own oil and know it's done right.
As long as you get the plan from a place you can trust.
On my previous truck, after I got a new set of tires and was ready to rotate them, I jacked 'er up and started taking the wheels off. Got to one lug and could not budge it with an impact gun. I says to myself, Damn! Dug out my 18" break over and broke the lug off. Pretty sure it was cross threaded not just over tightened.
The next week I took it to them and they put a new stud in no problem and were very apologetic.
But to me what if I had a flat out in the woods and that had happened? Although I usually carry a breakover on trips I don't always have it. I would've been stuck.