Rotating your tyres

Rotating your tyres

Why rotate tyres?

The tyres at the front of your vehicle often wear out faster than the ones at the back. By changing them frequently it helps them wear more evenly and lets you get the most out of their tread life.

Note: rotating your tyres won’t correct wear problems caused by incorrect inflation pressures.

How often do I need to rotate?

It’s a good idea to rotate your tyres roughly every 10,000km / 6,000 miles. There are other factors that may mean you need to rotate your tyres more frequently:

  • High speeds, heavy loads, long distances: if you regularly drive at high speed and for long distances, or carry heavy loads, then extra strain might mean slightly more frequent rotations.
  • Uneven wear: you should rotate them as soon as possible if you notice uneven wear.
  • Humming sound: if they emit a humming sound when you’re driving on a smooth road, it might be time to look into rotation.

Can I do a tyre rotation myself?

We recommend that you go to your dealer or a garage to have a professional do it.

But you can do it yourself, and it’s easy enough to do.  You don’t need any specialist tools – just some space and a few hours. 

Always check your vehicle owner’s manual for any recommendations by your vehicle manufacturer.

Things to consider if rotating yourself

  • Rotating front to back: you should only rotate tyres front-to-back if the tyres are all the same size.
  • Different sized tyres: some vehicles come with different sized tyres on the front and rear axles.
  • Directional tread patterns: when rotating tyres that have a directional tread pattern, make sure you follow the arrows on the tyre’s sidewall.
  • Dismount, mount and rebalance: you’ll need to do this if your vehicle uses different-sized directional tyres, or wheels with different front and rear offsets.