A Safe Tire Rotation
How To Perform:
Identify Rotation Pattern
Identify the possible rotation pattern for your vehicle, which will be based on the type of tires you have as well as whether your vehicle is front or rear wheel drive.
Loosen the lug nuts
Loosen the lug nuts of all the wheels but don’t remove them yet.
Jack up your car
Jack up your car and use jack stands to support the vehicle. Consult your owner’s manual to determine the proper placement of the jacks.
Remove the tires and rotate them
Remove the tires and rotate them according to the correct pattern for your tire type.
Screw in the lug nuts by hand
As you place each tire in its new position, screw in the lug nuts by hand as much as you can.
Raise up your vehicle using your jack
Raise up your vehicle using your jack and remove the jack stands. Then safely lower your car back down.
Fully tighten the lug nuts
Finally, use the lug wrench to fully tighten the lug nuts of each tire. Tighten diagonally, in a star pattern to ensure even tightening. If you tighten them unevenly, you run the risk of warping the brake rotor.