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What Can Wear Down Tires Prematurely?

Have you noticed an unusual amount of wear and tear on your car tires lately? There are a few things that could be causing this. In this article, we talk about four things that can cause premature wear-and-tear on your car tires -- and how to avoid them. Let's start by looking at tire pressure issues.

Tire Pressure Issues

Can you remember the last time you checked the air pressure in your car tires? According to Nationwide Insurance and the National Transportation Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "driving on under-inflated tires is one of the primary causes of tire failure in vehicles on the road today".

It's important to maintain your tire's air pressure according to the vehicle and tire manufacturer's instructions to avoid premature wear-and-tear or tire damage.

When your tires are under-inflated, this causes the tires to work harder and can lead to a rapid breakdown of your tires. Refer to your owner's manual or an automotive service technician to find the correct pressure for your tires.

Wheel Alignment

Having trouble keeping your car on the road lately? If your car has squealing tires, is pulling to one side, or you're having trouble steering -- these are all signs that you need a wheel alignment.

Most vehicle manufacturers recommend having a wheel alignment completed by a certified automotive technician every 5000 to 7500 miles.

When you get a wheel alignment, your service technician will rotate and align your tires to prevent uneven or rapid wear-and-tear on the treads.

Suspension Issues

Is your vehicle suspension giving you trouble? In addition to maintaining proper air pressure, and regular wheel alignments, it's important to maintain your vehicle's suspension to prevent early wear-and-tear or damage to your tires. Having an unsteady suspension can cause a bouncy or bumpy ride that can quickly lead to worn-out tires.

Check your owners' manual to find out how often you should have your suspension checked.

If you're having issues with premature wear-and-tear on your car tires, or, if you need to repair or replace your tires -- we invite you to bring your vehicle to our auto service center today!

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