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Should I Add New Tyres To The Front Or Rear?

· Automotive

Because the vast majority of vehicles on the road have front-wheel drive, the vast majority of drivers discover that they need to replace the tyres fitted to the front of their vehicle far more quickly than the tyres Somerton fitted to the back of their vehicle. For a variety of reasons, front tyres typically wear out more quickly:undefined

• Because the front wheels are typically considered to be the "driving wheels," they are set up to a greater amount of traction, steering, cornering, and braking forces.

• extra weight of the engine and gearbox components on the front of the car can cause front tyres to wear more quickly.

It is a common misconception among drivers that their vehicle's driving wheels should always have the newest tyres installed.

This is a reasonable assumption to make, given that you would think that having newer tyres on the wheels that do the driving would be better for the safety of both you and your passengers.

If it’s time to change one or more of the tyres on your car, you may be wondering where they will get placed. There are ongoing discussions on whether new tyres should get installed on the front or rear of the car. Let's have a look at which of these two options we believe to be the better choice, as well as the reasons behind our decision.

Putting brand-new tyres on the front of the vehicle.

Why is it not suggested to put brand new tyres on the front of the vehicle?

The ability of a tyre to maintain traction on the road surface is inversely proportional to how effectively it can evacuate surface water, which is necessary for the tread of the tyre to maintain adequate contact with the asphalt. The grooves in the tyre tread are purposefully engineered to channel away & spread water on the road to ensure traction gets maintained and prevent aquaplaning.

When a tyre's tread is tatty down to a low level, it cannot channel away surface water as quickly or as completely as is vital. This is one reason why worn tyres provide substantially less grip, particularly on wet roads.

If this happens then a build-up of water between the car and the road surface can cause the vehicle to ‘aquaplane’ which is a very dangerous scenario that might easily lead to an accident.

If you have fresh tyres on the front of your car and worn tyres with less tread remaining on the rear, this could lead to the rear tyres "aquaplaning," which is when the tyres skim through the water instead of gripping the road.

If the back end of your vehicle loses traction, you will find yourself in a predicament that is both exceedingly hazardous and difficult to control. It is highly possible that this would cause the car to oversteer, which is extremely difficult to rectify, and the vehicle might start to slide. This would be very virtually impossible for any driver to control and might likely end in the vehicle spinning and crashing.

Putting brand new tyres on the back of the vehicle.

Why it's a good idea to replace the tyres on the back of the vehicle with brand new ones.

We would always propose to drivers that to achieve the highest possible level of safety, the back tyres of their vehicle should have the most recent model installed in them. On slick roads, this will ensure that you have a higher grip on the rear axle and should prevent any potential oversteering or loss of vehicle stability.

Numerous studies conducted by professionals working in the tyre industry have demonstrated that it is much simpler to control the front wheels of a vehicle in comparison to the wheels located in the vehicle's rear. In slippery situations, avoiding oversteering and losing control can be easily accomplished by equipping the rear tyres with additional tread, which results in increased grip.

If fresh tyres are set to the back of the car, if in wet weather the lower tread, older tyres on the front begin to aquaplane this would generate understeer which is far easier to control than oversteer and considerably less dangerous. Even if you try to turn the wheel to the right or left, the vehicle will probably keep going in the same direction it was going before. The majority of drivers would quickly regain control of the vehicle if they took their foot off the accelerator and used only a modest amount of brake pressure. This situation would be simpler to manage and buy tyres Newport.

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