They’re the round bits that are the ONLY bits of your car that meet the road. Tyres are the unsung champions of the automotive world, and there are plenty of sizes to choose from for the huge range of cars available.
What tyres have to do is pretty amazing. They provide grip, both laterally and in a linear fashion. They pump water, and they have to deal with the stresses of the driveline, being a front wheel, rear wheel, or all/four wheel drive.
There are many things that can be done to help prolong the life of a tyre, and one of them is rotation. Not the way they spin, but moving the front tyres to the back and vice versa, and to the opposite corners. This is especially handy if the tread pattern is the same.
By rotating the tyres, a rear wheel driven car, for example, will have tyres from the front that may not have had as much wear and tear placed upon them. It also helps in providing an even wear pattern and in order to do so, a good point is to look at how many kilometres they’ve done. By rotating them, say, every ten thousand kilometres (and ensuring you’ve been doing other maintenance like checking pressures) the life of the humble tyre is extended. This helps the hip pocket and can go a good way to increasing the safety factor.
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