Each tire on your cars support a different amount of weight, this unequal weight distribution causes our tires to wear at different rates. By rotating your tires, you can extend their useful life.
Rotation preserves the balanced handling and traction of the tyres.
Rotation will even out tyre wear.
Rotation can provide performance advantages, like wet handling, braking etc.
Different type tires have different cornering force characteristics and spring rates, so to obtain the best performance from tires and the vehicle, you should mount the same type and size tires suitable for the vehicle specific to the tire mounting position by following few rules.
What is the ideal frequency of tyre rotation? Pattern of rotations.
Rotation is recommended every 10000kms or even earlier at 5000kms depending on vehicle one is driving.
For Rear and Four Wheel Drive VehiclesUse the rearward cross (fig. A)or the alternative X-pattern (fig. B)
For Front Wheel Drive Vehicles Use the forward cross (fig. C) or the alternative X-pattern (fig. B)
For Vehicles Equipped with the Same Size Directional Tires Use the front-to-rear pattern (fig. D)
For Vehicles Equipped with Different Size Non-Directional Wheels Use the side-to-side pattern (fig. E)
My tyres are of different age. Do I still need to rotate all 4?
Under normal circumstances it’s recommended we replace all four tires of the vehicle at the same time, as it would contribute healthy rotating patterns and one can enjoy the best comfort the tires has to offer during its time span.
With time and with usage the tire rubber suffers many abuses from external factors which render it less capable of giving the desired performance and safety. The tire rubber goes through normal contaminations and natural hardening, hence the ride comfort reduces overtime
When one mix matches different age used tires with tires of a newer production date the ride comfort and handling may reduce.
However if due to unavoidable circumstances a tire has to be replaced it would be advisable to use the New tire to a non-steer position hence avoid vehicle pulling towards one side accounting better griping tread of the new tire. With usage the new tire would wear in accordance to the adjacent tire on the same axle, which then can be rotated their after.
It would be best advised to have at least two tires replaced if and whenever necessary, fix them in steer axle for passenger car and drive axle on a commercial vehicle with safety as a priority. One should then rotate these tires alternatively on different axle whenever the next pair of tires get replaced.
ALWAYS DRIVE SAFE AND INSPECT THE TIRES REQULARLY – YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY!!!!
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