When the time comes to change the tyres from summer to winter tyres, there are a few things that are important to consider.
Firstly, you need to think about whether you will do the change yourself or let a tyre shop do the change. To do it yourself can be cheaper and if you have time to do it, as well as the storage space to store the tyres, this can be an option. It is easy if the tyres that you will change to are new. The new tyres should have the correct air pressure and the tyres can be mounted and you are good to go. Don’t forget to mark the summer tyres with L for left and R for right tyre as well with an F if it is the front or B if it is the back tyre. This is to make sure that you can rotate the tyres between front and rear axles next season.
Rotating tyres evens out the tyre wear. The front wheels tend to wear out faster than the rear tyres, so by rotating the tyres, you will even out the wear. This way you can buy a complete set when it is time to buy new tyres.
When rotating tyres with a directional tread pattern, pay attention to the arrows that have been molded on the tyre sidewalls. They show the direction the tyre should turn. It is always good to check the car owner’s manual for the proper rotation recommendations.
Once the tyres are marked for storage it is impotant that you clean the tyres and make sure you get the salt and dirt away. Store them in a cold and dark place until you need them again. If you use a tyre service station to do it for you, you can trust that they will take care of the cleaning, marking and storage of the tyres, so that they are ready for use next time you need them. So, as soon as you have the summer tyres on your car you can enjoy the summer.