So maybe I've missed this all coming to light so if this is all rather old news I'm sorry. I've always been from the "old school" when it comes to tyres - and I've bought a fair few in the 13 years I've been on the road. You go in and buy 2 new tyres (usually) have those placed on the front and then the best of the rest on the rear. Front wheel drive, best/new tread on the front driving wheels and everyone is safe and happy. So I'm sat in a waiting room yesterday waiting for my car to have it's brakes sorted when I start reading the various posters. It was a Michelin poster (if I remember correctly) that advises totally the opposit. That the two newest tyres should be on the rear of the vehicle as changing the fronts from worn to brand new can dramatically change the driving characteristics of the car. Now I can see their argument, going from just about legal to loads of tread on a new tyre - but this goes against everything I've always been taught. So is this the correct way to go? In the future should it be 2 new tyres on the rear and the best of the rest on the front? Of is this just Michelin trying to be different and the advice from everywhere else is of the more "old school"? Or am I just so behind the times I should have been putting new tyres on the rear for years now?