Good tyres on front or rear: Rotation and exchange according to plan

You won’t get far without it: Those who drive a car must remember to change the wheels at regular intervals. It’s up to you whether you decide to have the tyres changed at the garage or do it yourself. We explain what to pay attention to so that you can use your tyres for as long as possible: For example, whether you should put the new or better tyres at the front or rear. And why rotating tyres plays an important role in replacing them.

The essential thing: Keeping wear in check

Driving wears tyres out to a varying degree in the different axle positions. In addition to the drive type of the vehicle, driving style also has an impact on the degree of wear. Long journeys at high speeds wear out tyres faster. One-sided wear is also possible, for example due to an altered tyre track. It can even be displaced by small bumps against the curb. You should prick up your ears when you notice an increasing rolling sound when driving on a smooth road. This means that there is already significant wear.

Generally speaking, the tyres on the driving axle are subject to the most stress: In vehicles with a front-wheel drive, it is the front tyres. In contrast, the tyres on the rear axle wear out quicker in vehicles with a rear-wheel drive. In addition to the driving axle, the steering force also plays a role and has an effect on the tyres. The front tyres of front-wheel drives are subject to twice the amount of stress.

Uniroyal. A brand of Continental.*