I just realized that my dealer rotated my different size (235/50/18 and 255/45/18) tires front to back on my last service visit (~500 miles ago). :mad:
My question is, could this have caused any sort of damage or is it no big deal?
See my post #5 in:
07-04-09, 01:18 AM
wont cause any damage i had my 235 on the back before. now i have changed all my tires to the 255/45/18 on all4 tires~! no worries.
Guess I won't make a big deal out of it....just have the dealer put them back!
Some manufacturers don't recommend rotating tires. While it does extend the life of the tires, one may experience poorer performance for a period of time afterwards. Proponents of this view say that a wear pattern forms high and low spots on a tire and after rotation your contact patch is reduced.
IMHO, longer tire life more than offsets whatever truth there is to this theory. If I underestimate the facts, I would counter that tire rortation should be performed even more frequently to mitigate any performance concerns. I will probably go with 255/45/18 all around on my 2006 when the time comes.
I am inclined to accept that staggered and directional tires should probably not be rotated.