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Law about rear tires replacement

by Guest8358  |  earlier

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Hi

I wanted to replace two tires for my car. Costco said they only install two new tires in the rear and choose two good condition tires for front tires. I thought the front tires always to be the better tires. In these case, new tires do you know why? Is there any law in California about this? Costco said it is the law.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. John

    Hello

    I do not think it is a law anywhere, but it is the recommended practice, as I have never heard about it.

    Imagine it is raining. We know that as tires wear they lose hydroplaning resistance, (snow traction, too!) and it can lose the road grip as well.

    So if you lose traction on the front, once the vehicle slows down, you will get the traction back, and you will be in a position to steer around whatever is ahead. It can be possible that you may not be able to control the speed as well.

    But if you lose traction on the rear, you spin out. And no matter what happens after that, you will be facing the wrong direction. This wrong direction can be very lethal, especially in a rainy day. So why should take risk?

    It is better to be facing the correct direction, but it would be better still, if you had 4 new tires, and that is where frequent rotations come in. I hope you can understand very well. I am happy to be of your help.

    Thanks
     

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