Tire Rotation Instruction

Regular rotation helps maximum the tread life of your tires. Nankang recommends to rotate your tires every 10,000 to 12,000 km (6,000 to 8,000 miles), or at least rotate tires after 6 months if using less.

Tread life could affected majorly by road conditions, driving behaviors; however the tire could wearing differently by rear or front position on using. Therefore, tire pressure, wheel alignment and correct rotating can help the tire wearing and aging equally to extend tire using life.

It is important to know that the tire pattern or sizes will have different rotation rules.

Front-engine

Front-wheel drive (FF)

  1. Demonstration tire:NS-20

  2. Suitable for front-wheel drive (FF) vehicles.

  3. The front and rear tires have identical specifications.

  4. There are no inside and outside for symmetric pattern design.

Rear-wheel drive (FR)

  1. Demonstration tire:NS-20

  2. Suitable for rear-wheel drive(FR) vehicles.

  3. The front and rear tires have identical specifications.

  4. There are no inside and outside for symmetric pattern design.

The tire rotation method with a spare tire

  1. Demonstration tire:SP-9

  2. The spare tire size must be the same with the other tires. (Spare tire size is usually one size smaller and can’t be used for tire rotation. Please check the spare tire specifications before rotating the tires.)

The tire rotation method with the front and rear tires

  1. Demonstration tire:NS-2R

  2. The front and rear tires are different specifications.

  3. here are no inside and outside for symmetric tread pattern design.

The tire rotation method for tires with directional tread patterns

  1. The tire is directional pattern.

  2. The front and rear tires have identical specifications.

Tire rotation must take into account differences in the vehicle transmission systems. When new tires are installed, the specific rolling direction of tread pattern , as well as its inside and outside must be considered as well. The most important principle in tire rotation is to never ignore these markings on the sidewall of the tires. Otherwise, it will not only impact on traction and water evacuation but also lead to tire noise.

ROTATION

Directional tire marking

INSIDE

The INSIDE mark means this side should be installed facing the vehicle body

OUTSIDE

The OUTSIDE mark means this side should be installed facing away from the vehicle body