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  • 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.

  • Should I Rotate My Tires?

  • …have vehicle specific recommendations. If there is no specific recommendation by the manufacturer, you can follow this chart : Learn more about the benefits of tire rotation in this tech article. It explains what to do if you have directional tires and how to perform a five tire rotation as well.

  • Directional Treads

  • …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, they become location-specific and prohibit tire rotation unless remounted. Read more here. Some examples of the mentioned tire brands and the directional tread patterns are…

  • Review of: Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

  • …kicks in. It started behaving like an all-wheel-drive vehicle -- just point the nose in the right direction and punch it. I put about 12,000 miles on the Blizzaks over 4 seasons with rotation, and there is around 90%25 tread left. Keep in mind that these are winter tires and I made sure to never…

  • Tires Are Like Shoes

  • …tread block gets compressed, and the back of each tread block wears faster. If you simply rotate front-to-back, this will not help - you need to change the direction on travel by crossing when you rotate. Obviously, tire engineers are aware of this issue and try to stabilize individual blocks as…

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • …you for submitting feedback on this answer. How can I tell if my tires are directional and properly mounted/rotated? Directional tires will have a rotation arrow branded on the tire's sidewall. The arrow indicates the direction in which the tire should turn. Unless they are dismounted and remounted…

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • …you for submitting feedback on this answer. How can I tell if my tires are directional and properly mounted/rotated? Directional tires will have a rotation arrow branded on the tire's sidewall. The arrow indicates the direction in which the tire should turn. Unless they are dismounted and remounted…

  • How Old Are the Tires I Buy?

  • …months old when we receive them direct from the tire manufacturers. We employ inventory rotation so that most of the tires we ship are less than a year old. How fresh are the tires being sold by Tire Rack? As previously mentioned, Tire Rack employs inventory rotation so that most of the tires we…

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  • Review of: Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

  • …kicks in. It started behaving like an all-wheel-drive vehicle -- just point the nose in the right direction and punch it. I put about 12,000 miles on the Blizzaks over 4 seasons with rotation, and there is around 90%25 tread left. Keep in mind that these are winter tires and I made sure to never…


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