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What Causes Tires to Wear Unevenly?

One major factor that can define how well your car performs over time is tire tread wear. While there are a number of causes that can lead to uneven tread wear, including weather conditions in Maple Creek, your personal driving habits, and the terrain where you drive most often, there are some ways you can combat tire wear. Continue below to learn about some other factors that can lead to uneven tire tread wear, and let the experts at Standard Jeep Ram teach you how you can better steer clear of this problem in the future.

Why Tire Wear Matters

Tires are designed to keep you in control on the streets of Calgary, no matter the driving condition. If there’s rain or snow, or if you’re off-roading in Lethbridge, these conditions should not be a problem if you have good tires. However, once the tread of your tires becomes shallow and perhaps uneven, your car will begin to lose traction with the surface. This can ultimately lead to less grip and control when driving, making your commute a dangerous one.

Let’s find out about two major causes of uneven tire wear, and the steps you can take to steer clear of this problem.

Improper Inflation Pressure 

When your tires are properly inflated with the right amount of air, this gives you easier braking, acceleration, turning, and even a more optimized weight distribution for your car. However, if your tires are deflated enough, or too inflated, then they may work harder to perform at the optimum level, which can lead to further wear and tear. One way to easily tell if your tire pressure is uneven is if your driving becomes bumpy, unsteady, and overall less comfortable than usual. 

You’ll want to keep up-to-date with your tire pressure and monitor it on a regular basis. You can figure out your vehicle’s recommended tire pressure by finding it in your owner’s manual, or looking at the label that should be on the inside of your driver’s side front door.

Misaligned Wheels 

One of the many routine maintenance services every driver should get on a regular basis is the wheel alignment. If your vehicle’s tires are misaligned — which could be the result of hitting a particularly bad pothole or perhaps running over a curb — this could lead to further strain on your suspension and steering components. 

Having your wheels properly aligned ensures that the angles of your tires are correct and provide your vehicle with the maximum contact with the road and help to maintain even tire tread depth. If you think your wheels have become misaligned, be sure to schedule a service with the experts in our service department at Standard Jeep Ram.

Let Standard Jeep Ram Service Your Vehicle in Medicine Hat

When you think you need new tires, or perhaps just need a wheel alignment, be sure to bring your car into the service center at Standard Jeep Ram! Take a look at our service specials and contact us when you want to schedule a service appointment. While you’re here, you can learn more car maintenance tips by reading our guides on oil changes and car brakes

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