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how much faster do front tires wear out?

im trying to figure out when to rotate my tires. when my front tires were new, my rears had 8k on them already. I know the fronts will wear faster, but the rears already have a big head start. Should I wait 20k miles to rotate instead of the usual 10k i normally do? to give the new fronts a chance to wear down?
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Re: how much faster do front tires wear out?

I would just check them with a penny once a month or so. Then once they are equal, rotate em. Then just do the normal schuedule. That is what I was told.
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Re: how much faster do front tires wear out?

I work at discount tire and this question comes up alot because alot of people buy just 2 tires instead of 4 new ones, just rotate the tires how you normally would. even though you drove 8k on your old tires, it should be fine to rotate it because the wear on them shouldnt be that much, unless you drive really aggressive which i doubt you do. I hope that answered your question.
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I would just check them with a penny once a month or so. Then once they are equal, rotate em. Then just do the normal schuedule. That is what I was told.
That also sounds like a good idea too, however like how i said before, 8k miles shouldnt be much wear. I've had my tires for about 10k now and it not that much different from when i first got them.
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Re: how much faster do front tires wear out?

Are they directional?

If not you can rotate them from side to side at 10k then at 20k from front to rear.
After that just start your normal rotation....
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Re: how much faster do front tires wear out?

no. i also heard that some people dont rotate tires at all, cause if you dont then yeah the front ones wear out faster but the rears last alot longer than if you rotated them, so you could just buy a new set of front tires when they are bad, and the rears still have 1/2 of their life. and technically it would be cheaper.
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Re: how much faster do front tires wear out?

Good Point ^^^
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Re: how much faster do front tires wear out?

i dont rotate mine. im a baller like that
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Re: how much faster do front tires wear out?

My car been through 33k already and I had it since April 08. I have not had my tires rotated and when I asked my friend if it should be rotated, he said I need a replacement. I noticed my rear is far worse than my front. Shouldn't the michelin pilot last at least 60K ?
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Re: how much faster do front tires wear out?

^^^^^ treated like that no way.

My interval for the past quite a few year has been 5000 miles.

And, I switch sides and rotation each time ( never stays on the same side or same direction over 5k)

Once the tires are cupped or scalloped they will never recover.
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