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Is moving the rear tires to the front wheels a no-no?

Is moving the rear tires to the front wheels a no-no?
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  1. Can I move my rear tires to the front?
  2. Do my front tires have to match the rear?
  3. Which wheels move the car front or back?
  4. Do tires wear out faster in the front or back?
  5. Are front tires more important than rear?
  6. When replacing only 2 tires where should they go?
  7. Is it OK to have different brand tires on front and back?
  8. Can you have different size Tyres on front and back?
  9. Are mismatched tires a problem?
  10. Why Most vehicles have their engines directly over the drive wheels?
  11. Do both wheels turn on front-wheel drive?
  12. Can you drift with FWD?

Can I move my rear tires to the front?

"When tires are replaced in pairs...the new tires should always be installed on the rear axle and the partially worn tires moved to the front." When tires are replaced in pairs in situations like these, the new tires should always be installed on the rear axle and the partially worn tires moved to the front.

Do my front tires have to match the rear?

Mixing different tread depths is generally permissible. The tire industry recommends fitting the new tires onto the rear axle. ... Some car manufacturers will recommend fitting the new tires to the front axle, for example, if the car is a front-wheel drive.

Which wheels move the car front or back?

It's called front-wheel drive, and this system has become ubiquitous in cars since the late 1970s. But most trucks, as well as many SUVs and some cars, still use rear-wheel-drive systems, in which a long driveshaft transmits power from the engine in the front of the vehicle to the driven wheels at the back.

Do tires wear out faster in the front or back?

Since most cars today are FWD and the front tires are responsible for acceleration, steering and most braking, they normally wear faster than the rears.

Are front tires more important than rear?

When tires are replaced in pairs, the new tires should always be installed on the rear axle, and the partially worn tires should be moved to the front.

When replacing only 2 tires where should they go?

If two of your tires wear out faster, it may only be necessary to replace those two instead of replacing all four. If you do, it's important to have the two new tires installed on the back and the partially worn tires moved to the front – even on front-wheel-drive vehicles.

Is it OK to have different brand tires on front and back?

The short answer is that, in general, manufacturers do not recommend tire mixing at all. ... That means having the same brand, size, tread pattern, load index, and speed rating on the front and rear tires. However, there are exceptions that can lead to mixing tire brands.

Can you have different size Tyres on front and back?

No. Mixing different tread patterns across the same axle is not allowed. The identical tyre model and tread pattern must be fitted for a single axle. You can, however, use different tyres on a separate axle – just as long as they too match each other.

Are mismatched tires a problem?

A car with mismatched front and back tires should still be usable, especially if it is a two wheel drive vehicle. ... If the tires are different sizes then they may also wear at different rates, and you'll be shopping for new tires sooner than you think. Functionally, mismatched tires will wear out at different rates.

Why Most vehicles have their engines directly over the drive wheels?

For starters, most vehicles are front-wheel drive (FWD), so it makes sense to have the engine over the wheels that need traction. This makes the vehicle much more stable, and also helps maintain a relatively balanced weight distribution when accelerating.

Do both wheels turn on front-wheel drive?

^ what he said. in a nutshell, most FWD cars have an open diff. both wheels are powered, but when one wheel loses traction that wheel gets all of the power sent its way.

Can you drift with FWD?

Can You Drift With FWD? FWD vehicles and drifting is a match made in heaven. Pretty much anything RWD drifts, from garbage trucks to motorcycles, and omnibuses to even bicycles.

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