The weight of a vehicle is not evenly distributed to all four car tyres. Therefore, regular rotation is necessary to maintain even tread wear and get the most out of your tyres.
There are several methods of rotation. For all-season tyres and most vehicles on the road, tyres from the rear axle are moved to the drive axle and crossed to opposite sides of the vehicle. The tyres from the front axle are moved to the rear but remain on the same sides. This is known as the ‘modified X’ pattern.
For 4WD vehicles, it is recommended to switch all four tyres, both from side-to-side and in axle position.
Check your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s rotation recommendations. If no rotation period is specified, tyres should be adjusted every 10,000 km’s. 4WD tyres may require rotation as soon as every 4,000 km’s. The first rotation of your tyres is the most important, and be sure to remember to adjust inflation pressures to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations after every rotation. Resolution Tyres can schedule a rotation for your vehicle at a time that suits you.
If you’re ready to check the performance of your tyres, or you need assistance with other tyre maintenance, get in touch with your local tyre experts today to arrange an appointment. You can call us directly on (02) 4272 8885
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