Should I rotate all four tyres?
The tyres on each wheel position accomplish different tasks and thus different wear rates and different types of tyre wear will be experienced.
For example, a front-wheel-drive car will wear tyres differently than a rear-wheel-drive car.
And tyre wear on a performance vehicle will usually be more severe than tyres on a four-door sedan.
It’s certainly an advantage when all four tyres wear together as a result of regular tyre maintenance and tyre rotation.
As wear reduces a tyre’s tread depth, it allows the four tyres to respond to a driver’s input more quickly.
In turn, this maintains the handling of the vehicle and helps increase the cornering action of the tyre.
By wearing all four tyres together, you can replace all four tyres together allowing you to maintain the original handling balance.
It’s important to note that tyre rotation cannot correct wear problems due to worn parts or incorrect tyre inflation pressures.