This may be one of the many evils of your life, but it’s necessary for all of us at some point – replacing your tires. We think it’s pretty obvious which tires you should use (Accelera tires, man!), but it’s not always as clear to know how you should be replacing your tires. Never fear, we’re here to help.
We’re focusing specifically on replacing less than 4 tires at a time. The biggest rule we have: install tires either in matched pairs or complete sets. Our second biggest rule: it’s absolutely essential that side-by-side pairs are the same – same construction, size, brand, type, you name it. Installing different tires on the left and right sides can significantly upset the handling balance of your car, as well as its ABS operation. It’s also highly desired that front and rear pairs match as well. Additionally, if you only replace two tires, put the new tires on the back axle/rear wheels. This will help with control on wet roads. If you lose traction in the rear, your car will spin, meaning you want the best control to be in the back.