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Old 07-26-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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Tire Rotation

I have the 20" front and 21" rear wheels. I took it to local Chevy dealer where I bought it for my 7500 mile checkup (bought used but CPO) and tire rotation is part of that. Unfortunately the day before I nicked a curb and got slight curb rash on driver side front wheel. So it was obvious to me tires had not been rotated (side-to-side). Picked it up after service dept. hours so had to wait for a call today. The explanation given to me was these are "directional" tires. To rotate them side to side would require un-mounting them from wheels and turning them around to re-mount and balance on the other side. Advised that this type of rotation is NOT covered under CPO warranty.

1. Is the "directional tire" rotation issue "true?" (i.e. unmount, reverse, re-mount)
2. Is that "covered" under warranty?
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:24 PM   #2
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20" on the front and 21" on the rear is not the way it comes stock. If you really have this, then you probably do not have the original stock tires. So maybe they are directional. Stock Pirelli's from the factory are not directional. If you do have directional tires with different diameters on front and rear then it would be true that the tires would have to be removed from the rims in order for them to be on the other side of the car and spin the same direction. What tires do you have, and do you really have 20 on the front and 21 on the rear? I am kind of thinking you mean 20x8 on the front and 20x9 on the rear. Warranty does not cover regular maintenance.
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:20 PM   #3
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You're right, 20x8 and 20x9 in the rear. They are Pirelli's.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:56 PM   #4
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You're right, 20x8 and 20x9 in the rear. They are Pirelli's.
If they are the stock Pirelli's they are not directional and they can be rotated/switched side to side per owners manual. Wheel and tire both together. You do not have to take tires off of rims. Whoever told you that is wrong. Again, this is regular maintenance, and you will have to pay for this service at a shop. I have rotated mine this way twice so far. Once at 8K miles and then at 16K. I have the relearn tool to reset the TPMS when I rotate them. Im hoping to get at least 25 to 30K miles out of these stock tires.
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