Rotating your Vehicle’s Tyres

June 12, 2017
Posted by: populartyres

Tyre rotation is swapping the position of your vehicle’s tyres so that they get even wear. Regular rotation helps extend the life of your tires and improve performance.

When to Rotate your Vehicle’s Tyres

We recommend that tyres be rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 km even if they don’t show visible signs of wear. Tyre rotation should ideally be done with oil change intervals. This can also be a good time to have your tyres rebalanced if the vehicle has developed a vibration. It’s also a good time to inspect the tyres for any damage, remove stones or debris from the tyre treads, check for uneven wear by checking the tyre tread depth and of course, checking your tyre pressure.

 

Different types of rotation

Tyres rotation differs from whether your car has a front or a rear wheel drive, we recommend that the “best” tyres should be moved to the back of the vehicle for rear wheel drive and to the front of the vehicle for front wheel drive. If you are replacing a single tyre, then we recommended that you fit it to the front of your vehicle, partnered with the tyre with the most tread depth.

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WHEN NOT TO ROTATE YOUR VEHICLE’S TYRES

  • The experts now believe that rotating tyres from left to right serves no useful purpose, and may even be dangerous. The only rotation that has a benefit is moving tyres so that the tyres with the deeper tread are at the front of the vehicle.
  • When your vehicle’s front and rear tyres are different sizes and/or types (for example, directional tyres at the front of the vehicle and asymmetric tyres at the rear.)
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