Rotating your tires is an important part of tire maintenance; it keeps the wear on your tires even, which means they’ll last longer and improve safety on the road. There are various rotation patterns to follow that depend on what kind of tires you have. As such an integral part of vehicle maintenance, make sure you know how to rotate your tires.
There are two general kinds of tires that matter when you’re deciding how to rotate your tires: directional and non-directional. Directional tires work best when rotating in one direction, whereas non-directional tires work equally well in either direction.
If you have directional tires, you’re going to switch the back and front tires on the same sides of the car—that is, the front left tire will switch places with the back left tire, and the front right tire will switch places with the back right tire.
Non-directional tires change from front to back and side to side. This makes non-directional tires better for even tread wear, because you’re putting them in a completely different place, letting all the tires get even wear. With non-directional tires, you switch the front right tire with the back left tire, and the front left tire with the back right tire.
For more information on rotating tires or to schedule service, give us a call at Gurley Motor Co.