Changing wheels: How to effectively prevent wear
To counteract uneven wear and to ensure that you can use your tyres for as long as possible, you should regularly change the wheels and swap the front and back tyres. As a general rule, this can be done every six months, i.e. in spring when swapping summer tyres with winter ones and in autumn when swapping winter tyres with summer ones. We explain when you should replace your tyres.
Make sure that you rotate the positions of the tyres when you replace them. You can do this while changing the winter tyres, for example. Rotate the positions of the car tyres at the front and back when you do this. Our tip: Before changing, write the previous wheel position on the tyre in chalk. This way you'll know the previous position of the tyres and where they should be moved to in the next seasonal change.
Wheel change according to plan: This is how it works
If you want to use the tyres for as long as possible, it is best to follow a schedule for changing them. Switch the wheels mounted on the driving axle over to the non-driven axle. The wheels of the non-driven axis move in a straight line onto the driving axle.
For all-wheel drive vehicles, change the tyres crosswise.
Note: The direction is predetermined for some tyres, for example for many winter tyres. While switching the tyres crosswise as described, only change the tyres connected to the direction of travel in a straight line from front to back and vice versa.
These graphics illustrate the different changing schemes once more.