Rotating your tires is an easy way to keep your vehicle in tip top shape for an extended period of time. Think about it: your tires are the only part of your vehicle that actually touches the road. They are bound to eventually be worn out, but there are a few things you can do to help the process.
One of the things that is not only highly recommended by us but the entire automotive industry is to keep your tires properly inflated. If they are under- or over-inflated, they will not be worn evenly which could lead to poor performance and even technical issues.
Another highly-recommended service to take advantage of is tire rotation. When you rotate your tires, you are evening out the wear and tear they see, which means they will last much longer. Rotating your tires is just as it sounds; you will need to put the front tires in the back and the back in the front. This will also benefit drivers who frequently travel icy or slick terrains because they will have the best traction and grip possible for a longer amount of time than if they weren’t rotating tires.
To learn how to rotate the tires of a Ford Focus, there are really no differences than any other model, but you just need to make sure you have the correct size tires for your wheels. That is the main thing.
Once you have a set of four new tires, follow the owner’s manual for the exact amount of time you should go between rotations, however, typically it is recommended you rotate them every 5,000 to 8,000 miles, or so.
First, decide if you will be simply swapping the front for the back and the back for the front or if you will follow a diagonal pattern if they are non-directional tires, but if they are directional you will want to switch the left front and the left back, as well as the right front and the right back.
Secondly, you will want to unscrew all of the lug nuts and jack up your vehicle. Then take the old tire off, put a new one on and screw it back in!