Tyre rotation can save you money

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 8:18 pm

A great way to save on tyres is to regularly rotate them. Rotating your tyres combats uneven wear and will increase the life of your tyres. Depending on the way your wheels are driven, the front and rear tyres will wear at different rates, for example: front wheel drive vehicles will wear out there front tyres in around 20,000 miles, whereas the rears should last twice this distance. All wheel drive systems typically have a bias towards either the front or rear (usually the front on standard vehicles) so rotation of tyres here is also advisable.

A good rule of thumb is to rotate tyres every 6 months for average driving (about 6,000 miles). If you have different brands of tyres, make sure not to mix types of tyre construction on the same axle or have cross ply’s on the rear with radials on the front, this will adversely affect the vehicles handling and is illegal. When rotating the tyres, swap fronts and rears, making sure the driven wheels stay on the same side and the un-driven wheels swap sides. Directional tyres should always stay on the same side of the vehicle. For all wheel and four wheel drive cars, swap all tyres diagonally.

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