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Tire Maintenance

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, How does it work?, Q&A, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, October 31st, 2019 at 3:30 pm
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How do I rotate my tires myself?

Tires are an essential part of your vehicle. While you need the engine to get power to your tires, you need tires to actually do the work of getting you from point a to point b. That is why rotating your tires every few thousand miles is important. How do I rotate my tires myself you are asking? Great question!

Why should I rotate my tires?

Based on the placement of your tires, they will wear differently. The tires on the front of your vehicle will wear quicker than your tires on the back. This is because more weight is in the front of your vehicle due to the engine. If you rotate your tires every 3,000-8,000 miles, this will help keep your tires lasting longer.

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Is there a specific place my tires go when rotated?

This depends on the tread of your tires. See the images below for more specifics.

Same Sized Wheel and directional tire rotation

If the tread is the same, then the front and back left tires switch places and the front and back right tires switch places.

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Front Wheel Drive Tire Rotation Pattern

If you have treads that crisscross and your vehicle is front-wheel drive, this is the pattern you will follow. You will take your front two tires and place them straight back where your back two tires were. You will then take your back two tires and crisscross them. So your back-right tire will go where your left front tire was, and your back-left tire will go where your front right tire was.

Rear wheel drive and four wheel drive tire rotation pattern

For treads that again crisscross, but are rear-, four- or all-wheel drive, there are two options. The first is rotating your tires in an X formation. Your front right and back left tires will switch positions, and your front left and back right tires will switch positions.

Rear wheel drive and four wheel drive tire rotation pattern

The second option is the exact opposite of the front-wheel-drive rotation pattern. Your back tires will go where the front tires were, and your front tires will crisscross. The front left tire will go where your back-right tire was, and your front right tire will go where your back-left tire was.

So what do I have to do?

  • Loosen the lug nuts on all of your wheels. This will make it easier for you to take your tires off when your car is jacked up.
  • Jack up your vehicle. Consult your owner’s manual for jack points.
  •  Remove lug nuts and tires.
  • Rotate tires to the new position based on the tire tread and drive of your vehicle as described above. Tighten lug nuts slightly.
  •  Lower your vehicle from the jacks and tighten up lug nuts.

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One Response to “Tire Maintenance”

  1. Jarvis Bush says:

    Doing tire rotations on a regular basis will make the rubber last longer. The tire rotation is an errand in which we change the position of the tires. A tire wears differently relying on its position. Regularly altering the positions will ensure even wear pattern. Modern tires are manufactured to withstand a lot. However, tire rotation is still a highly recommended aftercare approach to keep the rubbers from wearing prematurely. It is an easy maintenance errand. But if you don’t know, then you should leave the task to a certified car mechanic .

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