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What Does My Tire Tread Pattern Mean?

What Does My Tire Tread Pattern Mean?

The treads on your tires can reveal a lot about how your tires are holding up, and whether or not they, or another part of your vehicle needs servicing. Inspecting your tires once a week for irregular wear patterns can help you address any issues with your vehicle before they get much worse. 5 Tire Tread Patterns You Should Not Ignore Here are some of the most common tire wear patterns you should never ignore. 1. ''Toe" Wear" The toe of the tire is a mark on it's bottom that relays any tilting of the vehicle. The size and the direction it is pointed is used to compare the skew of the tire to the centerline of the vehicle. Wear and tear on the toe area of the tire to either the left or right means that your steering system needs realignment. If you have visible toe wear, and the car leans a bit to the side while in motion, you need to take it in to a shop. 2. Edge Wear A sure sign that you are driving around in a car with deflated tires is wear on the edges ... read more

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