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Tire rotation

Why is tire position rotation beneficial?

To achieve uniform wear and to maximize tread life, your tires should be regularly rotated. Follow the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation for the rotation pattern and interval. Unless otherwise specified by the vehicle manufacturer, Continental recommends to rotate the wheels axle-wise at regular intervals. For example when changing from summer tires to winter tires or at mileage intervals of between 5000 km and 10000km, or sooner if uneven tread wear begins to appear. If tires start to show uneven tread wear, ask the service person to check and/or correct any vehicle wheel misalignment or other mechanical problem.

Full-size spare tires (not temporary spares) of the same size and construction as the ground contact tires should be included in the tire rotation. Always check and adjust the inflation pressure of the full-size spare when incorporating it into rotation.

Adjust the tire inflation pressures according to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation for the new wheel position (specified front and rear position tire pressures may be different).

Rotation of your tires may affect the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Consult your vehicle owner’s manual or a qualified service professional to make the proper adjustments or recalibration of the system.

Please note: Do not reverse the rolling direction of directional tires.