2019 Premium CVT
On the second oil change of my 2019 Forester (@ 11,000 miles) the service person at the Subaru dealership made me sign and initial the work order on which she had printed that I refused to have the wheels and tires rotated. She told me that Subaru insisted on tire rotation to reduce wear on the AWD system. Is this a problem because of the new platform -- or was she simply trying to pad the bill? I never rotated the tires on my 2005 Forester and never had an AWD problem over the 146,000 miles that I ran it. I don't rotate the tires since being told by Goodyear tire engineers that, unlike bias-ply tires, radial tires take a 'set' specific to a wheel position once they go through a heat cycle. And that rotating the tires to a different wheel position increases tire wear since the tire 'set' is not correct for that wheel position. I never experienced unusual or rapid wear on the 2005 Forester --- and do not experience it on my V8-powered RWD Mercedes (which also does not get the wheels and tires rotated). So, does Subaru insist on wheel/tire rotation? Or was I being sold a bill of goods?