Signs of tire wear on a line of tires in Springfield, IL.

Uneven Tire Wear? Here’s What May Be Causing It

Maintaining your vehicle’s tires is essential for safety and road performance. Numerous factors can lead to tire damage and uneven wear, from the occasional run-in with a curb to the unexpected pothole encounter. In this blog, we’ll delve into some common issues that can cause uneven tire wear and the importance of addressing them promptly. At Jack Stoldt Auto Services Center, we’re committed to ensuring your vehicle’s tires stay in top condition, keeping you safe and saving you from unnecessary expenses.

Broken Wheel

We all may be guilty of hitting a curb; if you have never done that, you will likely hit a pothole. When this happens, you risk bending a wheel rim or creating a crack in a portion of your tire. Whether you have a bent or broken wheel, the vibration from the damaged tire as it turns can create uneven tire tread wear. You might not always be able to locate the damage to your tire, but with a tire inspection from Jack Stoldt Auto Services Center, we can check for any damage and prevent you from uneven tire wear.

Brake Troubles

Suppose you have noticed screeching noises when you start to break or a vibrating feeling when your vehicle stops; then, you likely have an issue with your brake that needs to be repaired. Some people don’t realize that once your brakes become worn, you begin to hit your brake harder when you approach a stop. Breaking hard can cause uneven tire wear on your vehicle, costing you more money in brake repairs and replacing your tires.

Irregular Inflation

Nothing is more frustrating than when you are in a hurry and your tire pressure light comes on. You may stop to quickly fill up your tire with air, not realizing it could still be underinflated or overinflated, which could lead to uneven wear on your tires. If your tire starts to show more wear in the center of the tread, then it has been over-inflated, but if the two sides of the tread are worn more than the center, the tire is underinflated. The best way to prevent this from happening to you is by locating your tire pressure recommendation, which can be found in the owner’s manual or on the label inside the driver’s side door.

Inaccurate Wheel Alignment

A complex suspension system attaches your wheels to your car. This system has many interconnected links and many adjustment points. Each of these adjustments must be altered to the manufacturer’s measurements to ensure that your tires are correctly aligned while driving straight and turning your car. With bad alignment, your vehicle could experience uneven rubber depths compared to cars with properly aligned tires. When you contact Jack Stoldt Auto Services Center for a wheel alignment service, we will ensure that your tires are properly aligned so you don’t experience any wear on your tires. Call 217.522.9113 today to schedule an inspection.

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