Knowing Your Tire Type can Help to Reduce Damaging Tire Wear

Our BMW service technicians and our other employees enjoy spending time helping our customers operate their vehicles safely. One key to safe vehicle operation involves vehicle owners keeping a close eye on the tread wear patterns of their tires. While tire tread wear is inevitable, drivers can use this situation to their benefit by simply rotating their tires regularly.

Basically, tire rotation involves moving each individual tire to a different position on regular schedules. Many vehicle and tire makers recommend that drivers rotate their tires after every 5,000 miles or during every oil change. During such rotations, technicians may move tires back and forth on the same axles or they may move tires from one axle to another.

There is definitely more to rotation than moving tires around, and this involves knowing which types of tires work on specific vehicles. For example, some tire grooves and sipes that are non-directional in nature can be mounted forwards or backwards. Tires that use directional grooves designed to move water and debris need to be installed with the grooves pointing in specific directions. For this reason and others, it is important for drivers to ascertain their tire types before they embark on beneficial tire rotations.

 

 

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