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Tire Rotation
Looking after your tires
The front and the back tires of your car perform different jobs and that is the reason why both of them wear at different rates. To ensure maximum tire life and to get rid of irregular wear patterns, it is really important to have regular tire rotation done.
Earlier tire rotation was very straightforward. There were just two possible options- front to back or diagonally side to side. You must read the proper recommendations suggested in your vehicle’s manual or you can also take an advice from an experienced tire dealer. But if you don’t have all this information, then the information mentioned here would really assist you.
How frequently should tyres be rotated?
As per many manufactures, tyre rotation is recommended at least every 10,000km or more frequently if a lot of wear patterns are noticed. If a lot of wear patterns are recorded, then you must pay attention to wheel alignment, correct tyre pressure and should also revise your driving style. It can be very hard on front tires for the high powered front wheel drive. It could be necessary to rotate tires even more frequently to maximize their life.
Uni-directional and asymmetrical tires
The tires which are primarily designed to turn only in one direction are known as uni-directional tires.
  • There is an arrow marked at their sidewalls, which indicates the correct rotational direction.
  • They must be correctly oriented.
  • You cannot rotate them side to side because this would alter their direction of rotation.
The standard tires have a same pattern, while asymmetrical tires pattern differ from side to side.
  • Its advantage is that different parts of it are designed in such a manner that they perform different tasks. Let us understand this with the help of an example. One part can be utilized for wet conditions, while another provides good concerning behavior.
  • This type of tires should be fitted to the wheels in such a way that they produce the intended benefits. They will have sidewall markings.
  • Generally front to rear rotation is recommended by most of the manufactures and they are against rotating asymmetrical tires side to side.

Different diameter or width tires
There are a lot of vehicles which have different front and rear tires. They differ in diameter as well as in width. This means that it is only possible to rotate them side to side on the same axle, provided that they are not uni-directional or asymmetrical tires.
Adding the spare wheel into the mix
It is a good practice to include this car part in the rotation sequence if it is same as the road wheels. The advantage of this is that it spreads the wear over five tires rather than four. The spare tire is also used up or else it would have been deteriorated over with the passage of time.
Temporary use or space saver spare
The temporary use or the space saver spare wheels only have a limited use. You cannot include it in the rotation sequence. This is a suggested rotation pattern if your vehicle doesn’t have uni-directional, asymmetrical or different size tires to rear.
Some other maintenance requirements through which maximum tire life would be achieved are as follows:-
  • The car tires are regularly rotated
  • Properly inflated tires
  • The wheel alignment and balance are checked and corrected if necessary.

You should check the alignment annually or if any abnormal wear patterns appear. Make it a point to get your car tire pressures checked every week. It would be a wise idea to get your tire balancing done at regular intervals as it is inexpensive.

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