If you've driven or owned a car for a while, you've most likely noticed that its tires don't last forever. With usage over time, your tires naturally wear down. Sometimes, they can even wear down in various patterns. Here's a quick overview of the different types of tire wear:
- Cupping: Cupped tires have scoop-like appearances in random spots. This type of uneven wear pattern is typically caused by suspension problems or improper tire inflation.
- Scalloped: Scalloped tires have raised areas that look wavy. This type of unevenness is often brought about by improper tire inflation. Please be sure to fill up your tires to their appropriate psi.
- Inner Wear: Inner wear means that there's more wear on the inner side of your tires, and it is commonly found to be linked to alignment problems. To fix this problem, please have your tire alignment checked.
- Outerwear: Outerwear, as it implies, occurs when the outer edges of the tires wear down quicker than the inside. This type of wear is usually caused by overinflated or underinflated tires.
- Center Wear: Center wear is caused by poor wheel alignment. If you catch this type of wear, you should have a mechanic check your alignment.
- Bald: Bald tires are coined when there is no tread pattern left on your tires. This can be caused by a number of things including poor inflation, carrying excess weight, excessive braking, and wear and tear with no tire maintenance. Bald spots or bald tires should call for an immediate tire replacement.
If you're looking for quality and reliable tire services and replacements, please call or visit Sil's Complete Auto Care Centre soon.