Tire Replacement on Front WD Vehicles
When you purchase a new vehicle, it is equipped with four tires of the same size, design, and tread depth at every wheel position. The tires are also inflated to the pressures specified by the owner's manual for the best performance. Over time, your tires will wear based on use and driving habits, so it's important to maintain them. During routine inspections, your tires may need to be rotated, inflated, or replaced, depending on their condition.
If your vehicle is front-wheel drive, the front tires are responsible for transmitting acceleration, steering, and most of the braking forces, so they will likely wear faster than the rear tires. If your tires are rotated regularly (every 5000 to 6000 miles), they will typically wear evenly. If they are not rotated regularly, the tires will wear unevenly and possibly develop wear patterns (cupping/feathering), causing road noise.
If you find yourself replacing 2 tires, they should end up on the rear axle. This will help the driver maintain control on wet roads as rear tires with deep tread are better at resisting hydroplaning. Ideally, tires should be replaced in complete sets when possible.
When it comes to car ownership, maintenance is crucial to your safety and the life of your vehicle. While you may not look at your tires that often, performing a few simple checks can lead to improved fuel economy, better handling, and a safer drive. Periodically, check tire pressure for proper inflation and look for signs of wear, such as cracks in the sidewall and tread depth. If you notice signs of trouble, it may be time for new tires.
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