As tire sales specialists, Big Apple Automotive understands that it can be hard to tell when exactly it’s time to replace worn out tires. We’ve created a list of possible causes of tire wear that you can address to get the most out of your tires. If you have concerns about the health of your tires, visit our experts on Hesperia Road for inspection. We’ll let you know if your car is experiencing any of these problems!
If your tires have too much air in them, the shape of the tire will change such that the center makes the most contact with the road surface. That will lead to accelerated wear on the centermost surface of the tire tread.
Driving on tires that are flat or just low on air is bad for the vehicle. You can see underinflated tires from behind a vehicle while it is moving, as the tires will squish out at the bottom, making more contact with the road surface. As a result, rapid wear occurs on the shoulders or outside edges of the tread surface.
Wheel alignment strongly affects tire wear. Driving a vehicle that is out of alignment will cause accelerated wear on one side of the tire tread. If you notice uneven tire wear, not only will you likely need to replace the tire but you’ll also need a wheel alignment service.
When wheels are aligned and tires are properly inflated, tire wear should occur evenly on the tire tread surface and on all four tires. Rapid wear on one tire or one part of a tire signals a problem that needs to be looked at.
Think your vehicle might be suffering from tire wear due to improper inflation or alignment? Want one of our experts to take a look at your tires? Contact the professionals at Big Apple Automotive on Hesperia Road for assistance! We are always happy to help drivers with their tires, whether they need inflation, alignment, or replacements!