Fittings and Rotations

The correct fitting of tyres is more important than many people realize.  Without correct fitting, the tread shape or footprint of the tyre on the road could be deformed, and not run as it is supposed to.  This could lead to rapid, uneven and irregular tyre wear and could cause vibrations and noise.

Just as importantly, rotating of tyres helps to maximize tread life.  Tyres can be rotated up to 3 or 4 times during the life of the tyre to achieve increases in tread life which could be up to 50% extra compared to a tyre left in its original position on the truck or trailer.

If there is abnormal or irregular wear in tyres, rotating them to other positions can help save them until the necessary mechanical work is done to stop the wear pattern in the tyre at the original position.