Tyre Rotation & Alignment
A regular rotation and alignment will add mileage and save hundreds.
Why should I rotate my tyres?
No cars are made perfect, a regular tyre rotation is the best way to keep your tyres wearing evenly and reduce road noise. If a tyre rotation hasn’t been done, tyres can develop “heel & toe” wear which creates a vibration and therefore noise through the car. 4×4’s suffer this regularly especially those running Mud Terrain tyres.
How should a rotation be done?
When we rotate the tyres of a Rear wheel drive we move the rear tyres straight up front, with a fresh balance of course. We diagonally move the front tyres to the rear of the vehicle. Front and 4×4 wheel drive are the opposite of this.
Doing this achieves two things:
– Front tyres are most prone to heel & toe wear, getting them to the opposite side of the vehicle helps flatten off the tyre before wear is too bad
– Doing this kind of rotation every 10,000kms means that each tyre gets run in every position on the vehicle by the end of its life.
– The spare tyre can be added into the rotation also if the tread and wheel are matching, this will add a percentage of life to the overall set.