When you have some New Tyres Fitted which way should you choose to fit them on to your car?
The best advice when you have New Tyres Fitted would be to fit them onto the front. This is of course if you are buying two tyres. If you were buying four then there would be no problem, they would simply go straight onto the four wheels of the car.
Before front wheel drive cars came along, we would have your New Tyres Fitted onto the rear drive wheels. This was to give more traction to the car, but in some cases could cause over steering and other handling problems, especially on a fast powerful car, as the good tyres on the rear were constantly pushing the car along and sometimes on a wet road the car would not go where you want it to go.
This is similar to the problem of buying just a single new tyre? You are mixing a new tyre with an old tyre and in some cases the two do not mix, and the tyres will fight against each other causing irregular wear and premature tyre wear. I would recommend that you have two New Tyres Fitted and buy them in pairs, make sure that they are of the same construction, (see the next paragraph for more information) and they should be fitted to the front, because this controls your steering and handling of the car. Please also ask for the wheel alignment checking, most tyre centres will check your Laser Wheel Alignment for free while your car is up on the ramp.
Try not to mix you new tyres ?
Modern car makers have got together with tyre manufacturers to develop new types of lighter and more fuel efficient . This has brought into play different designs. We have all heard of
but now we have another type called the asymmetric tyres, such as the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric. These look like normal tread patterns but if you look closely the tread pattern is different across the width of the tyre. These have a special way that the New Tyres Fitted should be positioned onto the car. On one side of the tyre it will say inner and the other outer. These should be fitted the right way round and preferably in sets of four. On directional tyres the tread has a chevron style tread pattern the New Tyres Fitted should only be placed with the arrows on the sidewall pointing in a foreword direction.
One of the problems that we find when cars come to us for advice, is that they have bought part worn tyres and the companies who sell them do not have a clue about tyres such as What Is Asymmetrical and do not care which type of tyre they fit onto your car, they can be a specific science and they now come in many different shapes and sizes, so my advice is to seek the advice of the experts.
If you do not know of any local retailers in your area it would be wise to look your nearest Point-S Tyre experts and you can even buy yours online at superb prices.
Thanks Eric Roberts member of POINT-S TYRES
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