Rotating Your Tires

Tire rotation can be beneficial in several ways. When done at the recommended times it will preserve balanced handling and traction of the tires. It will even out tire wear and can provide performance advantages. We recommend tires be rotated every 6,000 miles, whether or not they show signs of wear.

For Rear and Four Wheel Drive Vehicles: Use Figure 1 or 2

Figure 1

Figure 2
For Rear And Four Wheel Drive Vehicles
Rotate your tires using the rearward cross pattern (See fig. 1) or the alternative X-pattern (See fig. 2)
For Front Wheel Drive Vehicles: Use Figure 3

Figure 3
For Front Wheel Drive Vehicles
Rotate your tires using the forward cross pattern (See fig. 3) or the alternative X-pattern (See fig. 2)
For Vehicles Equipped with Same Size Directional Wheels and/or Tires: Use Figure 4

Figure 4
For Vehicles Equipped With The Same Size Directional Wheels And/Or Tires
Rotate your tires using the front-to-rear pattern (See fig. 4)
For Vehicles Equipped with Differently Sized Non-Directional Wheel and Tires on the Front and Rear Axle: Use Figure 5

Figure 5
For Vehicles Equipped With Differently Sized Non-Directional Wheel And Tires On The Front And Rear Axle
Rotate your tires using the side-to-side pattern (See fig. 5)

 

 
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