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How to Rotate Directional Tires


Rotating tires will help them last longer. Directional, also known as unidirectional, tires are have a specific tread designed to rotate in one direction. This prevents these tires from being rotated in a crisscross pattern as is often popular on front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive vehicles. Supposed benefits of directional tires are that all four tires mounted in the same direction improve a vehicle’s handling on wet and dry roads, and help prevent hydroplaning. Like all tires, tread wear is going to occur and much more rapidly if the tires are not rotated in a regular regimen; every 6,000 to 10,000 miles is usually recommended.

Things You’ll Need: Lug nut wrench, Car jack, Two jack stands, Torque wrench and socket set