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Planning to swap out tires in winter...what about tire rotation?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by M falcon, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. M falcon

    M falcon Member

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    So I plan to swap out my all season tires for winter tires in the winter and switch them back in the spring. My question is what about tire rotation. Do I have to mark the tires somehow so when they swap them they rotate them?
     
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    Exact same rules that you have used for ICE vehicles. If you haven't switched tires before, why are you doing them now.

    Yes, I'd tend to mark and switch, if it is times to switch.
     
  3. Tes La Ferrari

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    Using a tread depth gauge is also helpful in addition to a good visual and tactile inspection, to determine wear patterns

    as depending on where you live / how much drive on each set of tires , you may have a shorter or longer driving season on each set, resulting in no need to rotate some seasons.
     
  4. jsmay311

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    I bet for most Model 3 buyers it will be their first RWD car and their most expensive new car. Both are very good reasons to consider getting winter tires even if you never got them before on another vehicle.
     
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  5. Tes La Ferrari

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    Absolutely.
    +10000
     
  6. Snow Drift

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    Tire shops usually use chalk to write on the tread where the tires came from: LF, RF, LR, RR. Or, you can put the tires in bag or box that is marked. Then just remember the correct rotation direction based on the specific tire pattern (directional or unidirectional).

    Dual Motor should also get winter tires if you live with snow/ice. We put them on our Subarus every year.
     
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