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. The tire has a bump, bulge, or split.

. The tire has a puncture, cut, or other damage that cannot

be repaired well because of the size or location of the damage.

Tire Rotation

Tires should be rotated every 12 000 km/7,500 mi. See

Maintenance Schedule 0 399.

Tires are rotated to achieve a

uniform wear for all tires. The first rotation is the most important.

Anytime unusual wear is noticed, rotate the tires as soon as

possible, check for proper tire

inflation pressure, and check for damaged tires or wheels. If the

unusual wear continues after the rotation, check the wheel


See When It Is Time for New Tires

0 363 and Wheel Replacement

0 367.



Use this rotation pattern if the

vehicle has different size tires on the front and rear.

Different tire sizes should not be rotated front to rear.



Use this rotation pattern when rotating tires of the same size

installed on all four wheel positions.

If the vehicle has a compact spare tire, do not include it in the tire


Adjust the front and rear tires to the recommended inflation

pressure on the Tire and Loading Information label after the tires

have been rotated.

See Tire Pressure 0 356 and Vehicle Load Limits 0 211.