The front and rear wheels of a car are the most important parts of the vehicle. They are also the most expensive to replace. So, it is important to understand why they wear out and how to maintain them properly.
The following conditions cause the tires to wear or fail prematurely:
Overloading – Driving with a heavy load can cause excessive tread wear on your tires. This can result in poor handling, poor fuel economy and premature tire failure.
Underinflation – Under inflated tires will wear unevenly because of the increased stress on one side of the tread pattern over another. The minimum recommended inflation pressure for your tires is indicated on the tire placard located on either side of your vehicle’s hood.
Worn Suspension System – A worn suspension system may allow excessive movement of your vehicle’s body when traveling over bumps, which will shorten the life span of your tires. Check this condition regularly during scheduled maintenance services performed by an authorized dealer as part of a multi-point inspection.
Last modified: November 7, 2022