There are a few things that one must do timely. These include maintenance of your houses, your cars and anything that you have to use from time to time. That being said, maintaining, cleaning and taking care of these essential tasks is not easy. Aside from a constant dedication to the task, what is required, is precision. Tyres especially need timely maintenance. As the only component that comes in contact with the road, there are a few things that one just cannot ignore. For example, the tread, which is the outside rubber that rolls on the road, can be the deciding factor for how long the tyre can function.
The tread plays a major role as mentioned above, the tread depth of your Tyres Bolton must always be above the legal limit, that is above 2mm and only then are your tyres safe to be driven on. The tread of a new tyre is 8mm and slowly, it starts to wear off. Surprisingly, the tread of the tyres on the front axle can wear out a lot faster than the tread of tyres on the back axle. This is how one is likely to experience the hassle of uneven tread wear.
So, how can one escape the issue of uneven tread wear? Rotating your tyres can prove to be a preventive measure for tyre wear. Tyre rotation can prove to be very economical because it extends the lifespan of your tyres and seems to be a safer option when it comes to the maintenance of your vehicle. Not just this, rotating tyres also helps provide a balanced handling experience that provides you with a smooth driving experience. Moreover, even wear saves you from abrupt replacements that could result from uneven tread wear.
There are always a few signs that indicate your vehicle needs tyre rotation:
- If your vehicle has been driven for more than 10,000 or 12,000km, your tyres must be rotated.
- If your steering wheel starts vibrating abruptly, it can be either because of underinflation pressure in your tyres or uneven tread. If your tyres have uneven tread wear, it can cause the vehicle to vibrate, which is felt through the steering wheel.
- A close look at the tread can help you spot the inconsistencies in terms of thickness on a tyre. This can also be a sign of tyre rotation.
- Lastly, if your vehicle has performance tyres, they would need to be rotated faster than regular tyres.
There are several ways which one can opt in order to rotate their tyres. Some include:
- Forward Cross: These are suitable for front-wheel drive, the tyre on the rear left axle is moved to the tyre on the front right axle and the tyre on the rear right axle is moved to the tyre on the front left axle. A same-sized spare can be rotated in the same direction, that is, the front right tyre to the position of the spare and the spare to that of the right tyre.
- Front to rear: This rotation is also suited for front-wheel drive and should be applied to same-sized wheels that are directional. One can simply rotate their Pirelli Tyres Bolton by interchanging the front left tyre with the rear left tyre and the front right tyre with the rear right tyre.
- Rearward Cross: This is applicable for rear-wheel drive, and is the opposite of the forward cross rotation. The front left tyre is moved to the rear right tyre and the front right tyre is moved to the rear left.
- Side to Side: This rotation is suitable for tyres that have different sizes on each axle. This is the case with performance vehicles which has specific tyres for both front and back axle. In this case, one can rotate the left front tyre to the right of the front tyre and similarly with the rear tyres as well.