LICHFIELD TYRES - Your Local Tyre Specialists
Where to Fit Your New Tyres?
 
We Recommend that you always use your newest tyres for the rear set, for extra safety in unforeseen or difficult situations particularly on wet surfaces.
 
Industry tests have proven it is easier to control your vehicles front wheels than those at the rear.
 
 
 
New Tyres fitted in front,
 
  • The Behaviour of the car will change because front to rear balance is changed.
 
  • The Driver, used to a car with less grip at the front, will be taken unawares.
 
  • In slippery conditions the rear will lose traction before the front.
 
  • The driver will have no chance of controlling the rear, and will be tempted to accelerate further, which will amplify the spin effect. Only an experienced driver will be able to recover from this dangerous situation...
 
 
 
New Tyres fitted on the rear,
 
  • The handling of the vehicle will be similar to that known by the driver before the tyre change, because the traction balance will be the same
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    • Rear traction will be better, and the driver will be able to control and steer their vehicle without a problem by decelerating and turning the steering wheel in the direction of the bend
     
    That's why we advise you to reduce the risks you take by fitting new or less worn tyres at the rear of the vehicle for:
     
    • Better grip on bends
    • Extra Safety
     
     
     
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    Michelin Safety Video
    Where to mount your new Tyres