How to mix tires

This section will illustrate what you must do if you decide to mix worn and new tires.

Mixing new tires with worn tires?

Why you should always install two new tires on the rear axle.

Mixing tires

When replacing only two tires instead of all four, be sure the new tires are the same size and type as your current ones. Also, ensure your dealer always installs the new tires on the rear axle of your vehicle.

 

Why put new tires on the rear axle?

  • They will provide better wet grip than your half-worn tires.
  • They help reduce the potential for your vehicle to fishtail and lose stability in wet conditions.

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