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Should I Fit New Tyres To The Front Or The Rear?

If it’s nearly time for a new set of wheels, or maybe you were hit with a puncture, you might be wondering where do I get my new tyres fitted? Should I just replace the one that had a puncture? There are debates that tyres should be fitted to the front and the rear of the car. Let’s take a look through which is the better option and why.

Front or Rear of My Vehicle?

To put it plain and simple, here at etyres, we recommend that any new tyres you purchase should be fitted to the rear of your vehicle. This comes down to the rear wheels not being controlled by your steering wheel (unless you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle). This makes it more difficult to have any grip when driving.

If you were to have the new or least worn tyres at the rear of your vehicle, this would provide. you with much greater grip. Especially when in wet conditions. 

Having new tyres at the rear of your vehicle isn’t just good for wet weather conditions. It applies to dry weather also. This provides you with maximum grip when having to brake suddenly or take a sharp corner. 

What if the Front Tyres Need Replacing?

If it is your front tyres that need replacing, then we would recommend moving them to the rear to provide you with as much grip as possible. This also keeps the rear fresh. Always make sure, however, that your tyres follow the current legal guidelines. This includes tread depth, and never drive on tyres that are too worn. Tyres are the only part of your vehicle that comes into contact with the road. This makes it essential that they are regularly checked.

How to Find the Right Tyre for My Vehicle

When looking for new tyres, it can be quite daunting initially, as there are so many to choose from. On our site, we offer motorists a wide range, from budget options to premium. You can view them here.

Checks you can follow when purchasing new tyres: 

  • Replace your old tyres with the same size and tyre, in a perfect world, the same brand and tread pattern.
  • ALWAYS purchase new tyres. Part worn tyres can be extremely dangerous. 
  • Check your vehicle’s manual for the tyres that the manufacturer would recommend.
  • If you’re in any doubt, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Whether you need more help or information, we have an array of blogs and guides on our blog page. If you’d like to contact us, we’d be more than happy to help.

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