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Tire Tech Information - Tire Rotation Instructions


…after periodic tire rotations at 3,000-5,000 mile intervals wont upset the vehicle's hydroplaning balance and should not preclude rotating tires. For that matter, any differences in wear rates actually indicate that tire rotations should be done more frequently. Tire rotation can be beneficial in several…

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The Connection Between Tread Depth, Tire Rotation and Alignment


…monitoring and find a good rotation schedule based on wear not mileage. I will rotate my tires once I begin to see a deviation of 1/32" difference in tread wear. View the benefits and instructions on proper tire rotation in "Tire Rotation Instructions." Once the tires have been rotated, be sure to check your…

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Tire Tech Information - Hydroplaning Resistance...What Direction Should Your Tires Go?


…like the vanes of a water pump continually pushing water in one direction through the engine, the grooves of a directional tire are designed to push water in one direction through the tire (forward on an angle to the sides). Directional tread designs are especially helpful in increasing hydroplaning…

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Winter Tech - Studded Tire Rotation


…Tips Winter Tire FAQs Studded Tire Rotation Lea esta pgina en espaol In order to achieve the best possible wintertime performance and longest lifetime from a set of studded tires, they should be rotated periodically to equally share the vehicles workload. Tire rotation will help all four tires maintain…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Tread Patterns


…using multiple tire rotation patterns. Directional (Unidirectional) Tread Patterns A directional (also called a unidirectional) tread pattern is designed to roll in only one direction. It incorporates lateral grooves on both sides of the tires centerline that point in the same direction and result in v-shaped…

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Symmetric, Asymmetric, Directional, Unidirectional - What Does This Mean?

Symmetric, Asymmetric, Directional, Unidirectional - What Does This Mean?


…other side of the vehicle, directional tires are to be installed on one side of the vehicle and are intended to be rotated from the front axle to the rear axle. If different tire sizes are used on the front vs. rear axle, the tires become location-specific and tire rotation is prohibited unless remounted…

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Tread Design Types and How They Differ

Tread Design Types and How They Differ


directional tires are to be used on one side of the vehicle and are intended to be rotated from the front axle to the rear axle. If different tire sizes are used on the front compared to the rear axle, the tires become location-specific and prohibit tire rotation, unless remounted. Asymmetric and Directional

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Tread Patterns


rotation to either side of the vehicle and are identified with mounting instructions printed on the side wall designating "Mount this side out." Kumho Ecsta ASX Continental ExtremeContact DWS Directional (Unidirectional) Tread Patterns A directional tread pattern is designed to roll in only one direction.…

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Tire Tech Information - Diagonal Tread Wear / Tread Scuffing


…Price vs. Value? How to Install Your Tire & Wheel Package How to Read Speed Rating, Load Index & Service Descriptions Hydroplaning Resistance...What Direction Should Your Tires Go? Hydroplaning: The Role Tires Play Load Range/Ply Rating Identification Manufacturer Tire Aging / Service Life Bulletins Match…

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Tire Tread Direction

Tire Tread Direction


…(Directional) Michelin Primacy MXV4 (Symmetric) Michelin Pilot Super Sport (Asymmetric) One of the most common questions I receive about tire tread design has to do with asymmetric tires. Their tread design makes it look like the tires on one side of the vehicle are rotating in the wrong direction. As…

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Tire Tech Information - How to Install Your Tire & Wheel Package


…hydroplaning. NOTE: If your vehicle uses two different tire sizes, be sure to alert your installer. DIRECTIONAL TIRES ONLY Refer to the rotation arrow branding on the tire's sidewall. The arrow indicates the direction in which the tire should turn. ASYMMETRIC TIRES ONLY All tires should show sidewall branding…

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Tire Tech Information - Diagnosing Tire Pull


…Step 1 Action to be Taken Rotate the two front tires from side-to-side. Directional tires can be moved from side-to-side for testing purposes. The short time that they are on the vehicle backwards will not harm the tire. Results 1. If the vehicle pulls in the opposite direction, the defective tire is one…

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