Rotating your tyres periodically is an essential part of tyre maintenance. The main purpose of regularly rotating tyres is to achieve more uniform wear for all tyres on the vehicle. If no rotation period or pattern is to be found in your owner’s documentation, rotate your tyres at least every 6,000 miles and follow one of the patterns suggested below.
Don’t include your temporary spare in any yokohama tyre rotation. If you do have a full size spare and wish to include it in the rotation, use one of the patterns shown and insert the spare in the right rear position. Place the tyre that would have gone on the right rear in the trunk as the new spare.
Remember that certain tyres cannot be rotated in the patterns described. Also, some vehicles are equipped with different size tyres on the front and rear axles. Check the owner’s manual for the proper rotation in these cases.
Finally, check the inflation pressures and have them adjusted for the tyre’s new positions. Under-inflated or over-inflated tyres may result in poor handling, uneven treadwear or poor fuel consumption. Also check that the lugnuts have been properly installed and torqued.
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