Tire Rotation Diagrams

A Few Tips on Installing and Rotating Tires

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Rotating your tires every 6 months, or 6,000, is a very simple and inexpensive way to prolong the life of your tires.  This allows each tire to wear evenly around the tread.  There are a few things to remember when rotating or replacing your tires. Here’s a quick list:

Some vehicles have directional tires, or different-sized tires on the front and back. In those cases, the options regarding rotation are limited. If you’re in doubt about any aspect of tire rotation, check your owner's manual or pull into a Levin Tire and Service Center for help.
If you’re buying two new replacement tires of the same size and construction as those already on your car, install the new tires on the rear axle. And if you’re buying just one new tire, it should be installed on the rear axle, along with the tire that has the deepest tread.
If your vehicle has two radial tires and two bias or bias belted tires, remember that the radial tires must always be kept on the rear axle. Never put a radial tire and a bias-ply tire on the same axle.

The diagrams on this page show various tire rotation patterns. The pattern used is determined by the type of vehicle and its tires.

Front Tire Rotation Instructions

Rear Rotation Instructions