2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
- Plano, Texas, USA
Most major tire companies will install new pair of tires on rear if you only need two on a FWD vehicle. Discount Tire told me it's based on recommendation by Michelin.Why on the rear? If it was FWD, I'd put two new ones on the front, not the rear.
But like you, I'd move the new tires to front after installation simply because the front tire wear much faster than the rear on FWD vehicle. Hopefully the tread depth will be even out at certain point, and I'd rotate all 4 tires regularly.
Luckily I rotate tires frequently and I haven't had such situation for a long time.