4. Make sure the tire will be rotating the right way

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Although front wheels with a single disc can only mount in one orientation, even this tire should be checked to make sure it will be rotating the proper way. The folks mounting your fresh buns – despite their years of experience – have been known to occasionally slip a tire on backwards. (They’re only human.) If you have dual front discs, the job falls on you to make sure your tire is rotating the correct direction once the wheel is mounted. When spinning the wrong direction, the tread could cause handling issues, and those can result in scuffed paint and broken plastic.