Repositioning of the tire and wheel assembly on a vehicle from front to rear or side to side.
The process of systematically switching tires to different wheels on the vehicle in order to equalize wear and extend tire life.
Moving the tires from one position to another to make the tires wear evenly.
Swapping tires around to various positions, as prescribed by the tire manufacturer, on the vehicle to equalize tire wear.
Switching front tires to the rear and the rear to the front to ensure even wear.
Tire rotation or rotating tires is the practice of moving automobile tires from one wheel to another to ensure even tire wear. Tire wear is uneven for any number of reasons. Even tire wear is desirable to maintain consistent performance in the vehicle.