Somersworth Auto Repair

What Can Wear Down Tires Prematurely?

Tires are essential car components. However, most drivers and car owners barely pay attention to them until they are flat. Others assume that so long as the tires are inflated, they are in their best working condition – which is not entirely true. Numerous factors can cause your car tires to wear out faster than expected. They include:

Irregular or Lack of Tire Rotation

Regular tire rotation is fundamental if you want them to last longer. If you do not rotate your tires, they tend to wears down unevenly, creating rough unstable driving. According to most vehicle manufacturers, car owners should rotate their tires every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. However, it would be best if you rotate your car tires with every oil change.

Improper Air Pressure

Without optimal pressure, your tires tend to wear out more quickly and unevenly. Well inflated tires can efficiently handle numerous car aspects, including weight, braking power, and cornering distribution. Whack tires tend to lose their traction with the ground and may end up wearing out more quickly, especially when you suddenly brake or turn to a certain direction.

Poor Wheel Alignment

If you notice your car pulling to either side while driving, chances are its wheels and tires are misaligned. Wheel alignment involves fine-tuning wheel angels to ensure that they are parallel to each other. If misaligned, your car wheels hit the road at improper angles, which causes their internal or external surfaces to wear out more quickly and unevenly.

Worn out Suspension Parts

Worn-out suspension parts, including shocks and struts, can also cause your tires to wear out unevenly and prematurely. When the front end parts are loose or worn out, they can lead to wheel misalignments accompanied by excessive vibration while driving. Besides uneven tire wear, excessive bouncing on the road leads to a rough, uncomfortable ride.

Let's face it - tires are quite an expensive investment. That is why we strongly recommend that you have yours checked regularly by a mechanical expert at our shop at least at every oil change. If you notice any unusual tire wear and tear patterns, we invite you to bring your vehicle to our auto repair shop today.

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