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How to Install Your Tire & Wheel Package

It usually takes only minutes to install tires and wheels on your vehicle; but remember, they'll probably be on for 3,000 miles or more and will roll over a million times before it's time to rotate them. To make those miles as pleasant as possible, you need to install your new Tire & Wheel Package correctly.

Check Tire Positions

If you selected directional tires and/or asymmetric tires, before installing them, match each tire and wheel to its final position on your vehicle. To prevent mistakes, actually set each wheel and tire around your vehicle just as race teams do for pit stops

DIRECTIONAL TIRES ONLY

Refer to the rotation arrow branding on the tire's sidewall. The arrow indicates the direction in which the tire should turn

When tires are replaced in pairs, the new, deeper treaded tires should always be installed on the rear axle and the partially worn tires installed on the front. New tires installed on the rear axle help the driver more easily maintain control on wet roads because new, deeper treaded tires are more capable of resisting hydroplaning.

Begin Installation

Step 1: To remove your old wheels and tires, break the lug nuts or bolts loose before raising the vehicle. We recommend using hand tools exclusively (Photo A). When removing wheel hardware, a power wrench may be used with extreme care, but should not be used to torque lug nut hardware. It is best to carefully remove lugs with a four-way wrench or a socket on a breaker bar. An impact wrench may damage the lugs or the studs.

Step 2: Raise your vehicle slightly with a jack  and support the lifted vehicle with jack stands (if available). Be sure to use your jack and jack stands only on a flat, level surface when working on your vehicle. Remove your old wheels and tires.

Step 3: Test fit each wheel in its final position. Check for proper fit as described below.