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What Does My Tire Tread Pattern Mean?

What Does My Tire Tread Pattern Mean?

Changing worn tires frequently can be very expensive. Many drivers are not aware that you can avoid a lot of tire tread wear with regular tire inspection, maintenance and by being mindful when driving. Driving with worn-out tread on your tires is dangerous as it can cause some very preventable accidents occurring such as hydroplaning, sudden blowouts, crashing due to increased braking distance or spinning out on the ice. Learn about the different types of tire tread wear and ways in which you can avoid them to make your tires last a bit longer. Side Wear If your tread is worn on the sides but not down the center, this usually points to your tires being under-inflated consistently. If not an inflation issue, then it may be that your car is out of alignment or your steering arm might be bent. Middle Wear If you notice only tread wear down the center of your tires, this is a red light that you have been over-inflating them. When overinflated, the middle part bulges out and is the ma ... read more

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