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#1 PaulMidi

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 03:02 PM

How often should the tires be rotated? and what tire goes where?
I mean does the front drivers side tire go to the rear passenger tire and vise versa?
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Posted 13 July 2008 - 03:29 PM

front to rear same side. If you have a full sized spare add that to the mix of one side.

i usually do it once in the fall and once in the spring, but nmow that im driving less then 10,000 miles a year i just do it in the fall.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 04:01 PM

ive heard before that people do it every other oil change (6k-8k miles)....

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 04:15 PM

ive heard before that people do it every other oil change (6k-8k miles)....


Thats close to what i do.


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Posted 13 July 2008 - 04:27 PM

How often should the tires be rotated? and what tire goes where?[...]

Radial tire belt separation used to be a problem, and it was suggested that you not reverse the direction of rotation once the tires were in service for any significant time. What Nipper said was the "norm", and I still like to stick with that approach. Most wear differences occur front versus rear (not so much side to side, unless there are alignment problems), so front/back rotation evens out the majority of the problem.

However, unless the tires are "directional", it's considered acceptable to cross-rotate current-production tires.
See http://www.tirerack....e.jsp?techid=43 and decide for yourself.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 07:28 AM

I often wonder why Subaru and Toyota both recommend rotating front/rear, but not left/right. Their factory tires are not directional for my 96 OBW and 2004 Camry. Trying to achieve more even wear, I always cross-rotate every 5000 - 7500 miles. This also includes my 90 Nissan Maxima. Never had any problems with my non-directional tires. I just bought a 2009 Camry and will need to make a decision in about 5 months. Anyone has additional comments about whether we can/should cross-rotate non-directional tires?




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