Replacing Two Tires? Remember: New Tires Go On The Rear
Generally, new tires provide increased resistance to hydroplaning due to their full tread depth. With new tires on the rear, an oversteer skidding condition may be more easily avoided.
Whether your vehicle is front-, rear-, or all-wheel drive, if your rear tires lose traction because of hydroplaning on a wet road, an oversteer skidding condition may result and lead to loss of control, particularly in a turn.
Additional or alternate recommendations may apply for some vehicles. Always refer to and follow the vehicle manufacturer’s tire replacement and tire application recommendations; consult your vehicle owner’s manual and tire information placard.
Driving your vehicle with an improper mix of tires is dangerous. Your vehicle’s handling characteristics can be seriously affected. You could have an accident resulting in serious personal injury or death. Consult your vehicle owner’s manual, tire information placard, and a qualified service professional for proper tire replacement.