Are Arroyo tires directional?
Yes, the Arroyo Ultra Sport A-S is a directional tire. As a directional tire, the Ultra Sport A-S must be rotated from back to front or from front to back.
What are the disadvantages of directional tires?
The main downside is cost. The rubber compounds used in these high-performance tires mean a premium price point compared to standard passenger car tires. Also, directionals typically have shorter tread life. It’s not because the tread is less durable, but rather it’s because tire rotations involve extra labor and cost.
What happens if you run directional tires backwards?
A unidirectional tire has been designed to optimize its wet grip going in one direction. If you reverse the rotation, wet grip will suffer, braking distances will increase and you will lose cornering grip.