How To Check The Rotation Of Your Tyre Is Correct

Tyre rotation is an essential part of your vehicle maintenance, to ensure that tyres wear evenly. The condition of your tyres is important for safety reasons, and once your vehicle reaches three years of age, car servicing intervals become very important, as the car will have to pass an annual MOT to remain on the road.

Tyre rotation is an essential part of your vehicle maintenance, to ensure that tyres wear evenly. The condition of your tyres is important for safety reasons, and once your vehicle reaches three years of age, car servicing intervals become very important, as the car will have to pass an annual MOT to remain on the road. Tyres that are too worn can stop a vehicle passing its MOT. 

Rotating the tyres means moving their position around the vehicle. Each model and make of vehicle has tyres that are best suited to it, and some cars have different tyres on the rear and front wheels. 


Tyres at the back and front of a car are subject to different levels of wear and tear. As the front tyres may support up to 60 per cent of your car's weight, these will wear more quickly. Turning also has an impact on wear, and in Britain, we generally need to accelerate more doing right turns, which means the right front tyre may wear down faster. Switching the tyres around will even out the wear patterns and extract more life from the tyres. 

If you are asking yourself 'when should my car be serviced?', it might be worth having the tyres rotated at the same time. Some garages recommend rotation every 5,000 miles, but car servicing intervals will depend on how much driving you do, and in what kind of traffic. 

For the tyres to be rotated correctly, the garage should know whether the tyres have a directional tread, or non-directional, as this affects the rotation pattern. Wear on the tyres needs to factored in, and including the spare tyre is another variable to consider. Generally, it is important that the wheels at the front and at the back are matched as evenly as possible, to avoid the car being pulled in one direction or another. 

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At Protyre, we have enthusiastic, knowledgeable staff who will accurately assess your car and take all
information into account, to rotate your tyres for maximum safety and efficiency. Our MOTs are terrific value, and we can perform MOT retests. When we carry out work on your vehicle to bring it up to standard, we perform free MOT retests. 

If you are unsure about whether your tyres are in good shape, book in for a free check with us today. Protyre has an extensive network of more than a hundred garages, so there will be one that is convenient for you. Relax with Protyre service, and free MOT retests for all our valued customers.
 

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