Tires 101 - Why Two New Tires ALWAYS Go On The Rear

13 Dec.,2022


Taxi Tyres

There are times when you only need two tires.

All-wheel drive vehicles need special considerations, but for most cars, vans, SUV's and trucks, as long as the tires are the same type, rating, and size, there's no reason you shouldn't replace just 2 tires, just make sure they go on the rear!

Worn tires can't evacuate enough water, slush, and snow through the tread allowing them to literally "float" above the road surface.

If the best tires are on the front, it allows the rear axle to hydroplane, float, and skid, which even for the most skilled driver is hard to control on a front-wheel-drive.

I experienced this first-hand at Continental's test track in Uvalde, Texas, driving around a circular track with two new tires on the front of a Honda Accord and 10 years later, I still remember the helplessness I felt with a rear-wheel spin-out. (So glad I was on a test track and not the I-95 exit ramp on a rainy day!)

in the tire-world, there's no "even if" or "but" to this one, because we all agree that whether you drive a front-, rear- or all-wheel-drive car, truck, or SUV, the new tires always go on the rear.

Watch this explainer video from Michelin...


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