Introduction

When a car is driven, tires tend to wear unevenly. To extend the life of tires, it is important to rotate the tires every 30,000 miles. This guide will show you how to remove and rotate tires.

Tools

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Place car in park (automatic) or neutral (manual).
  • Turn car off and remove keys from ignition.

  • Place car in park (automatic) or neutral (manual).

  • Engage parking brake.

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Image 1/1: Place jack head underneath frame of car.
  • Use hydraulic jack on frame of car to raise car.

  • Place jack head underneath frame of car.

  • Only necessary to jack the car until the wheels are just off the ground.

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Image 1/1: Do no work under car supported only by hydraulic jack, serious injury or death may occur.
  • Place jack stand on frame of car and remove jack.

  • Do no work under car supported only by hydraulic jack, serious injury or death may occur.

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Image 1/1: Place car in park (automatic) or neutral (manual).
  • Turn car off and remove keys from ignition.

  • Place car in park (automatic) or neutral (manual).

  • Engage parking brake.

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Image 1/2: Place jack head underneath frame couple (pictured). Image 2/2: Only necessary to jack the car until the wheels are just off the ground.
  • Use hydraulic jack on frame of car to raise car.

  • Place jack head underneath frame couple (pictured).

  • Only necessary to jack the car until the wheels are just off the ground.

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Image 1/2: Do not work under car supported only by hydraulic jack, serious injury or death may result. Image 2/2: Do not work under car supported only by hydraulic jack, serious injury or death may result.
  • Place jack stand on frame of car and remove jack.

  • Do not work under car supported only by hydraulic jack, serious injury or death may result.

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Image 1/2: Pull hubcaps away from tires. Image 2/2: Pull hubcaps away from tires.
  • Pry off the all four hub caps by placing a small flathead screwdriver between hubcap and rim pulling the screwdriver away from tire.

  • Pull hubcaps away from tires.

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  • Loosen each of the five lug nuts on all tires by turning them counter-clockwise with a 19mm wrench.

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  • Remove tires by pulling directly away from car exposing brake rotors.

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  • Swap tires according to diagram.

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Image 1/1: Hand tighten the lug nuts with narrow end of nut towards car.
  • Place tires on axels.

  • Hand tighten the lug nuts with narrow end of nut towards car.

  • Finish tightening the lug nuts with 19mm Torque Wrench to a torque of 63 lb*ft.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Garrett Van Ruiten

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