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

If you’re looking for a new set of wheels or have suffered a puncture that means you’re desperately searching for a suitable tyre, it’s vital to acknowledge whether to fit tyres to the front or rear of the vehicle. 

Front or Rear of My Vehicle?

Driving in itself will inevitably wear out tyres regardless of the position of the tyres. From driving styles to long journeys at high speeds, there is a plethora of ways that tyres can begin to deteriorate. Thus, it’s important to you continue to keep check of them and replace them when necessary.

Vehicles with front-wheel-drive typically wear down quicker than those with a rear-wheel-drive as the front wheels are put under a significant amount of stress as opposed to the tyres at the back.

Likewise, at etyres, we recommend that any new tyres should be fitted to the rear of the vehicle, this is as the front tyres are subjected to must more wear and strenuous hold than the rear. Therefore, to increase the longevity of the front wheels and to remove them from being put under too much pressure, tyres situated at the rear of the vehicle should be replaced more frequently. 

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 the front tyres do need replacing, it is recommended that these tyres are fitted to the rear to provide the vehicle with a better grip at the front. This should regularly be done as swapping tyres from the front to the back will allow the vehicle to counteract uneven tread wear. Moreover, always make sure that your tyres follow the current legal guidelines (of 1.6mm tread depth). Tyres are the only part of your vehicle that comes into contact with the road thus, 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. Here at etyres, 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 with the same brand and tread pattern.
  • ALWAYS purchase new tyres. Part worn tyres can be extremely dangerous. 
  • Check your vehicle manufacturers guide for what tyres are recommended.
  • If you’re in any doubt, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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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