You take a look at your tires and notice that some areas look bald, while other areas look like they have a lot of tread. Maybe it is only happening to one tire, maybe to a couple - but you wonder, why are my tires wearing unevenly? It definitely can be a cause for concern, especially when one tire looks like it may need to be replaced soon just because of the uneven wear. Typically though, with proper tire balancing and tire rotation, your tires should wear evenly and at the same time. So why are your tires wearing down unevenly now? Lets look at some reasons why.
Over time, tires do wear down naturally and will need to be replaced. But when they are wearing unevenly, that is an indication that something is wrong and causing them to wear down like that. Here are some of the most common causes for uneven tire wear:
- Your wheel alignment is off, usually causing uneven tire wear to the inside of your vehicle's tire
- The tires haven't been balanced or rotated recently, which means that one or more tires may be under more pressure or weight than the others, causing excessive wear.
- Your tires are under inflated or over inflated, which can cause wear. An under inflated tire will wear more around the edges while an over inflated tire will wear more in the middle.
While these are just some of the most common causes, the best thing to do if you notice excessive tire wear is to bring your vehicle into the experts here at Oswald Service. We can perform a full inspection of your vehicle's tires and suspension system to determine what the true cause of your troubles is. Once we find the culprit, we can repair the issue and recommend whether or not one or more new tires is needed from the damage done.
For all of your auto repair and service needs, give us a call today at Oswald Service or make an appointment via our online appointment form for your next visit!