If you find yourself having to replace your tires more frequently than expected, it may be worth investigating why that is. There are some common tire problems that lead to faster-than-normal wear. Which of these might apply to your tires?
Your Alignment is Off
The alignment is what ensures tires are mounted with the proper horizontal and vertical angles for safe and efficient operation. Imagine you’re sitting in the road in front or behind your car. Whether you buy new tires or used tires, once installed, they should be perfectly parallel to the frame from all angles. If they look like they’re tilting left or right or turned in or out, it will cause uneven wear. In most cases, the angle of tilt or turning is too small to be visible but it’s enough to cause tires to wear unevenly.
Your Tires Don’t Have Proper Pressure
When tires are properly inflated, the treads wear evenly. Over- or under-inflation changes the way the surface of the tire contacts the road. A tire that’s over-inflated will show greater wear down the center of the tread. Under-inflation causes the left and right sides of the tread to wear faster. In extreme cases, improperly inflated tires can cause tire failure, leaving you in need of mobile tire repair or mobile tire replacement. See your car’s manual or the label inside the driver’s side door frame for the appropriate tire pressure, and add or release pressure as needed.
There’s a System Problem
Your car’s suspension, brakes, and steering system are complex and work together to keep your car running as expected. When one or more of those components isn’t working as they’re supposed to, it can affect how your tires wear. An auto technician can diagnose these problems and identify how they influence unusual wear on your ties, make corrections, and restore optimal tire performance.
Contact SJ Tire Co Today!
For urgent tire care, SJ Tire Co provides mobile tire repair and mobile tire replacement near you in Denver. Let one of their skilled automotive technicians investigate the problem and determine whether it’s the alignment, tire pressure, brakes, suspension or a combination of causes so you can get back on the road safely.