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WHY IS TIRE ROTATION IMPORTANT?

Each tire performs different tasks (such as steering in front- versus rear-wheel drive), therefore tires wear at different rates. Your Chevrolet tires should be rotated every 8,000-13,000 kilometres to achieve a uniform wear for all tires.

It’s important to rotate your tires according to the correct tire-rotation pattern. Doing so will prolong the life of your Chevrolet tires and reduce the risk of sudden tire failure. See the Maintenance Schedule section in your Owner’s Manual for additional information about your specific vehicle.

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TIRE ROTATION PATTERNS

Chevrolet Tire Rotation Pattern: Front-Wheel Drive Vehicles

Front Wheel

Pattern for front-wheel drive with same size front and rear non-directional tires.

Chevrolet Tire Rotation Pattern: All Wheel, 4-Wheel and Rear Wheel Drive Vehicles

All-Wheel/4-Wheel/Rear-Wheel

Pattern for all-wheel/4-wheel/rear-wheel drive vehicles with same size front and rear non-directional tires.

Chevrolet Tire Rotation Pattern: Vehicles with Different Tire Sizes

Different Size Tires

Pattern for different size tires on the front and rear and non-directional tires.

If your vehicle has a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, it will need to be reset after each tire rotation. See your Owner’s Manual for details. Or, read more about tire pressure.

 

WHY IS WHEEL ALIGNMENT IMPORTANT?

Proper wheel alignment is key to prolonging the life of your Chevrolet tires. If your vehicle is misaligned, it can cause your tires to wear unevenly, and you may experience handling problems such as pulling or abnormal vibration.



WHAT IS CAMBER?

Camber is the tilting of the wheels from the vertical when viewed from the front of the vehicle. When the wheels tilt outward at the top, the camber is positive. When the wheels tilt inward at the top, the camber is negative. The amount of tilt is measured in degrees from the vertical. Camber settings influence the directional control and the tire wear.

How does camber affect wheel alignment?

  • Too much positive camber will result in premature tire wear on the outside of the tire and cause excessive wear on the suspension parts.
  • Too much negative camber will result in premature tire wear on the inside of the tire and cause excessive wear on the suspension parts.
  • Unequal side-to-side camber of 1 degree or more will cause the vehicle to pull or lead to the side with the most positive camber.

 


WHAT IS CASTER?

Caster is the tilting of the uppermost point of the steering axis either forward or backward, when viewed from the side of the vehicle. A backward tilt is positive and a forward tilt is negative. Caster influences directional control of the steering but does not affect the tire wear.

How does caster affect wheel alignment?

  • With too little positive caster, steering may be touchy at high speeds and wheel returnability may be diminished when coming out of a turn.
  • If one wheel has more positive caster than the other, that wheel will pull toward the centre of the vehicle. This condition will cause the vehicle to pull or lead to the side with the least amount of positive caster.

See your Certified Service experts if you experience any of these situations. Check your Owner’s Manual for more information about wheel alignment and tire balance on your specific vehicle.

 

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