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Tyre rotation?
« on: August 06, 2015, 01:49:19 AM »
Do any of you  bother with tyre rotation?
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Re: Tyre rotation?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2015, 02:06:26 AM »
Why would we NOT rotate our tires? Unless you have lots of money to spend on tires, it's rather silly not to.
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Re: Tyre rotation?
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2015, 06:58:24 AM »
I've never bothered and don't think it's made much difference, however my last set of fronts were worn a little unevenly and I thought 20k miles on a pair of fronts was a little low so it's something I need to keep an eye on.

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Re: Tyre rotation?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2015, 07:17:34 AM »
Why would we NOT rotate our tires? Unless you have lots of money to spend on tires, it's rather silly not to.

It doesn't really make much difference to your tyre costs, you either buy 2 pairs of fronts to each set of rears or buy 4 tyres rather than a pair.

Swapping regularly would keep your handling characteristics more consistent though so you don't end up with nearly new rears and mostly worn fronts.

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Re: Tyre rotation?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2015, 08:47:20 AM »
The main reason for swopping in the days when every car had a standard wheel/tyre as a spare was to bring the fifth tyre into use. This fitted nicely into the traditional diagonal swop which was also important for even wear in the days when arguably it was more common to see uneven wear across the tread.

This no longer applies but I still like to swop front/rear halfway through the life of the fronts to keep a more consistent tread all round. May also be useful if you are thinking ahead about the day to sell the car - always annoying if you need to buy two new tyres shortly before it passes on.

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Re: Tyre rotation?
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2015, 09:49:13 AM »
On previous cars before the days of unidirectional tyres, I always used to swap the wheels around, as Misar says, to bring the spare wheel into the equation.

After the introduction of unidirectional tyres I swapped Front to Back once a year around the time of the MOT.  Now I have retired and don't do the same mileage, I still swap Front to Back but now do it on a two yearly basis coupled with annual mileage.

Of course the reasons for carrying out rotation are multiple and definitely worthwhile. But during these days of economic austerity it makes even more sense.
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Re: Tyre rotation?
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2015, 03:54:44 PM »
Must be a cultural thing. For as long as I can remember, it's been drilled into me that rotating your tires is a vital part of keeping your car healthy and happy.

Of course, I like to keep my tires as long as possible, so I prefer to have them wear evenly.

I don't think I'll ever own a car and not rotate my tires.
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Re: Tyre rotation?
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2015, 04:08:02 PM »
Nice to know I'm not the only one then.
Nothing like a bit of rotation :D
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Re: Tyre rotation?
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2015, 04:41:45 PM »
Nice to know I'm not the only one then.
Nothing like a bit of rotation :D

You're only saying that now because of how others have responded. We all know you don't rotate your tires and you're being silly about it now.
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Re: Tyre rotation?
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2015, 05:09:15 PM »
Ha ha..You cought me out.
No seriously I have rotated my tyres for years.
It's just that I was reading on another forum about tyre rotating, which made me ask.  (honest ;))

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=599280
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Re: Tyre rotation?
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2015, 10:33:01 PM »
i rotate mine, ok it means I have to change 4 at time but my last set got me 35k so I am well happy

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tyre rotation message
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2016, 10:11:24 PM »
This past few days when i start the car i get a message on the dash display informing me to rotate the tyres, but the tyres where rotated two months back when new alloys where fitted, so how do i stop this message appearing?

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Re: tyre rotation message
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2016, 11:11:21 PM »
Just switch it off in the trip computer, press the the info button on the wheel to cycle the display until the menu appears, press enter on maintenance, press enter on tyre rotation, and either deactivate or set it for when you want to be warned.

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Re: tyre rotation message
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2016, 06:26:26 PM »
Cheers , and thanks.

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Re: Tyre rotation?
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2016, 01:11:33 AM »
Well, I've just got the warning up on the dash (with the little spanner) saying time to rotate tyres.
So guess I'll be sw2apping over soon.
Question?...
How do I get rid of the warning with the spanner light once I've done it?
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Re: Tyre rotation?
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2016, 01:11:33 AM »