New tyres are recommended to go on the rear axle of your vehicle...
Why should new tyres go onto the rear axle of the vehicle?
- All tyre manufacturers and safety experts recommend that, where practical, the best tyres should be fitted on the rear axle, irrespective of whether the vehicle is front or rear-wheel drive.
Oversteer occurs with the worst performing tyres on the rear. This can be due to many reason, including:
- Poor quality tyres - budget tyres on the rear and better quality tyres on the front
- The age of the tyre - degradation of the compound, less ability to absorb energy
- Incorrect air pressures
- Low tread-depths, which could result in the inability to disperse water - potential for rear-end aquaplaning