See Details

Buy 3 Tires, Get the 4th Tire Free Plus 10% Off Tires. Enter Promo Code LOVEURTIRE. SHOP TIRES.

Close (X)

Buy 3 Tires, Get the 4th Tire Free Plus 10% Off Tires
Receive 10% off select tires when scheduled for installation on PepBoys.com and installation is completed between 7/17/14 through 8/3/14. Use promotional code LOVEURTIRE at checkout to receive discount OR click here to print this in store coupon and present at time of installation. Cannot be combined with any other offer, coupon or rebate. Valid on select in stock tires only, those tires for which discount is available will be identified in search results, all other tires and special order tires are excluded from this offer. Requires purchase of road hazard warranty and tire installation package which includes valve stems or TPMS reseal kit and balancing.


Tire Rotation Patterns

Regular tire rotation helps to even out tread wear which is important to prolonging the life of your tires and keeping them performing at their best.

Schedule Your Tire Service

Click to schedule a Steering and Suspension Service at Pep Boys
Tire Rotation Pattern Guide

Whether you are doing the job at home or bringing your vehicle in to have one of our professionals do the work for you, there are a few things to keep in mind.

  • While it is recommended to rotate your tires at every oil change, you should always follow the guidelines in your vehicle’s owner manual for both timing as well as the appropriate rotation pattern for your vehicle.
  • In cases where the tread depth on your front tires differs significantly from the tread depth on your rear tires, you should always position the tires with the most amount of tread on the rear.
  • While regularly rotating your tires can help to maintain an even amount of wear on all four tires, it can not correct irregular wear caused by worn mechanical parts, incorrect inflation pressures or alignment problems.

Learn How to Rotate Your Tires

There are three rotation patterns that cover most vehicles with non-directional tires and wheels that are the same size and offset.

Rear and Four-Wheel Drive

Vehicles that are equipped with non-directional tires and wheels should use the Rearward Cross or the alternative X rotation patterns.

Rearward Cross PatternX Pattern

Front-Wheel Drive

Vehicles that are equipped with non-directional tires and wheels should use the Forward Cross or the alternative X rotation patterns.

Forward Cross Pattern

Vehicles equipped with differently sized, non-directional tires and wheels on the front and rear axles

These vehicles (staggered fitment) should use the Side to Side rotation pattern.

Side to Side Pattern

Vehicles equipped with the same size directional

These vehicle's tires and wheels should use the Front to Rear rotation pattern.

Front to Rear Pattern