Why You Should Rotate Your Car Tires?

The lifespan of your new car set may end after driving 16,000km to over 80,000km. However, it all depends on several other factors such as vehicle type, driving style, tire type, vehicle condition and tire maintenance.

Tire and vehicle maintenance are also critical for tire lifespan. Wearable suspension components such as ball joints, bushing, or absorber and strut can cause tire abnormalities. This includes inadequate tire wind pressure, either excessive or too low, which can speed up the problem of wear, and weaken suspension alignment. No matter what type of car you driving, either a sedan, SUV, MPV or 4WD, you will need to practice this to ensure that your car tires in best condition.

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Is it a must to rotate your tires?

Each tire undergoes different pressures depending on the position in which it is installed, thus affecting different wear patents. The front tires of the front-engine vehicles carry more load than the rear tires. The front-wheel drive (FWD) also adds weight to the front tires.

It has yet to add another load like the braking power that the front tires need to carry at around 80 percent load. In fact, the front tire is also the main component of the vehicle’s rear wheels. Logically, the unbalanced power makes the front tire faster than the rear tire.

Thus, cross tires are designed to distribute different tire wear patents so that they are not focused on specific parts. For example, the rear tire tends to have flat (middle) wear, while the front tire is often worn on the shoulder (edge).

By alternating the tire position – front and back – you actually give the rear tire space for wear on the shoulder, while the front tire is worn in the middle. This can indirectly prolong the life of the tire and reduce uneven wear and noise.

Most modern cars nowadays have a turnaround time for engine oils that manufacturers recommend, typically between 5,000 and 10,000km. In fact, that period was probably the right tire to cross because your car was already shipped to the workshop. Save time, energy and money.

When is the time for tires rotation?

Tire manufacturers recommend tires to be crossed every 6 months or every 5,000-10,000km, and vary by vehicle and tire requirements.

Basically, the rear tire for the FWD vehicle refers to moving the front tire backward, on the same side, while the rear tire is pushed forward on the opposite side. The details are that the left-front tire (LF) is carried to the left-back (LR), and the right-front (RF) tires are to the right-back (RR). Instead, the RR is transmitted to the LF, while the LR is transmitted to the RF. (see FWD diagram)

However, there are some cases that do not require you to comply with the standard patent. You may just need to use the LF ↔ LR and RF ↔ RR patents, the front-end. You can simply cross left to right like this, LF ↔ RF and LR R RR, which is left-right.

This is because some vehicles have different tire sizes and rims, such as sports cars where the rear tires are larger than the front. So, the rear tire is limited to the left or right.