Since I am not supposed to reverse the rotation of a tire, is there a way to tell which way a tire has been rotating if I buy a used tire.?

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  • zipper
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    The tier size and make goes on the out side, not to hard at all, on all cars the tiers rotate the same direction. And if you get it backward, it does not matter as much as some people believe it does. This is also why it is better to buy new tiers to start with!

  • 9 months ago

    The easiest and most certain way to tell if a tire is directional is to examine the sidewall and see if there is a "ROTATION" indication All directional tires will have the rotation direction indicated on the outside tire sidewall.

  • 9 months ago

    Unless the tire has a directional label embossed on it, no. Out of the several used tires I've bought, I never had a problem like that.

  • 9 months ago

    Not unless it is marked. Buy new tires.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    I am not supposed to reverse the rotation of a tire. 

    Okay, then explain how you back up?

    Tires have on the sidewall an arrow or sometimes a >>> style of marking.  

    . Not that it makes any difference as the tire stores mount tires in any direction.  Tire manufacturers know that is likely to happen so their tires go both ways.  It was NEVER AN ISSUE.  Radial or bias ply.  All you get are Radial tires now. Bias has gone the way of the dinosaur.

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Never buy a used tire. It may have hidden impact damage and blowout at speed.

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    You must be a woman bc women don’t know sht about cars

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Unless there is some indication on the tire indicating the required rotation, I wouldn't worry about it.  There's no way to look at it and tell which way it has been rotating.

  • 9 months ago

    Don't worry about it. Back in the early days of radial tires, reversing rotation could cause tread separation. This is not so with modern design tires.

    There ARE performance tires that specify which direction they're designed to turn, but that is for traction purposes, and not because it will damage the tire. These tires have arrows showing direction of rotation.

  • al
    Lv 5
    9 months ago

    It doesn't matter, you can reverse the rotation of a tire. the first radials (about 50 years ago) would come apart if you reversed rotation. The newer ones it doesn't matter

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