You may be excited to get your tires replaced. Or you might be dreading the experience. Either way, it’s necessary at some point. What’s worse than not wanting to replace your tires is not understanding how you should be replacing your them. Luckily, you don’t have to worry – we’re here to help.
In this section, we’re talking about replacing fewer than 4 tires at a time. It’s extremely important to install tires either in matched pairs or complete sets. Even more important is that side-by-side pairs are the same – same brand, type, size, construction, etc. If you install different tires on the left and right sides, the handling balance and ABS operation of your car can be thrown off. It’s also extremely important that that front and rear pairs match. If you’re only replacing two tires any given time, you should put the new tires on the back axle/rear wheels. This will help with traction, ensuring you remain in control on wet roads. Losing traction in the rear will make your car spin, which means you want the highest level of control in the rear.