Sometimes irregular tire wear can be corrected by rotating your tires. Consult your car's owner's manual, the tire manufacturer, or your Toyo dealer for the appropriate pattern for your vehicle.
If your tires show uneven wear, ask your Toyo dealer to check and correct any misalignment, imbalance, or other mechanical problem involved before rotation. Sometimes front and rear tires on a vehicle use different pressures. After rotation, adjust individual tire air pressures. The proper inflation section has more information.
The purpose of regularly rotating tires is to achieve more uniform wear for all tires on a vehicle. Before rotating your tires, always refer to your individual owner's manual for rotation recommendations. If no rotation period or pattern is specified, you should consider rotating your tires, front to back, every 10% wear or at least every 15% wear. Irregular wear may require more frequent rotation.
Popular Rotation Patterns
Sometimes tires cannot be rotated according to popular patterns. Such tires include uni-directional tires with asymmetric tread designs. Also, some vehicles may have different sized tires mounted on the front and rear axles, and these different sized tires may also have rotation restrictions. Check your owner's manual or visit your Toyo dealer for recommendations for these special cases.