17th April 2023
Tyre rotation is when you change the position of the tyres on your vehicle, with the aim to extend the life of your tyres and to gain the best performance out of them. Switching your tyres periodically means they will be less likely to require changing one at a time as they will wear evenly.
Tyre rotation is important and is recommended by most manufacturers. This is because front and rear tyres have different jobs and will wear differently depending on whether the vehicle is a front-wheel drive, a rear-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive. This is due to traction when braking and accelerating. There are many reasons why you should rotate your tyres, such as:
There are many factors that may affect when you should rotate your tyres, these include:
Rotating your tyres depends on what car your drive. We recommend consulting your vehicles manual for the best way to rotate your car tyres, but as a general rule, the guideline is as follows:
Front wheel drive – these tyres are rotated with a rearward cross rotation
Rear wheel drive – these tyres are rotated with a forward cross rotation
Four wheel drive – these tyres are rotated with a cross rotation on all four tyres
If your car is due new tyres, here at Merityre Specialists, we supply a wide range of tyres from leading tyre manufacturers to suit all budgets. All of our car tyres are fitted by trained experts at your local branch. For more information, contact our helpful team today.