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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?

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Thanks guys.

Guess I won't make a big deal out of it....just have the dealer put them back!
 

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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.
 
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