What Can Wear Down Tires Prematurely?

Are your car tires wearing down prematurely? While it is obvious that your car tires will wear down with use, it will help to know what can cause them to wear out too quickly.

Your safety is at risk if your tires don't have a good grip on the road. That's why you should periodically check them to determine their condition. Here are some of the things that may cause your vehicle tires to wear down prematurely:

Improper Wheel Alignment

Incorrect wheel alignment is one of the key causes of premature wear. Wheel alignment involves mechanical adjustment of car wheels to ensure they are parallel to each other. Wheel alignment must be part of your car maintenance routine to ensure they last longer.

Improper Inflation

Improper air pressure is one of the leading causes of premature tire wear. Both under-inflation and over-inflation can affect your car tires negatively. If the wear is showing on the outside edges of the tread, it's a sign of under-inflation. On the other hand, over-inflation causes tires to wear down on the middle of the tread more quickly.

Make sure to keep your vehicle wheels correctly inflated for optimal performance and to last up to the expected time.

Lack of Regular Tire Rotation

Failure to rotate your tires regularly may cause them to wear down unevenly and prematurely. Rotating your tires every time you get an oil change or after driving for at least 5,000 miles is recommended.

Worn-out Shocks and Struts

Another cause of premature and uneven tire wear is shocks and struts that are worn out. If your car's suspension parts are worn-out, they may interfere with the wheel alignment and cause your vehicle to vibrate significantly down the road. These vibrations eventually cause the tires to wear quickly and unevenly, not forgetting the unpleasant rough ride.

Mismatched Tires

Mismatched tires can cause your tires to wear out prematurely. To avoid this, ensure your car tires have the same tread depth. Mismatched tires can result from unequal air pressure or using new tires with the old ones.

For tire replacement and other services, we welcome you to bring your vehicle to GTT Commercial Tires today.

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