Unusual Ways Your Tires Get Worn Out Prematurely

Tires are the unsung heroes of the road, carrying us to our destinations safely and reliably. But what if we told you that there are some peculiar things and habits out there that can prematurely age and wear out your tires? 

1. Improper Alignment

Your car's wheels should be aligned in a specific way to ensure even tire wear. When they're out of alignment, your tires can wear unevenly, causing one side of the tire to wear faster than the other. This can happen due to potholes, curb bumps, or even minor accidents. Regular alignment checks can prevent this.

2. Overloading Your Vehicle

We've all been tempted to cram our cars with heavy cargo, but overloading can put excessive pressure on your tires. This can lead to excessive wear and even tire blowouts. Be mindful of your vehicle's weight limits and distribute cargo evenly.

3. Aggressive Driving Habits

Zooming around corners and slamming on the brakes not only affects your gas mileage but also takes a toll on your tires. Aggressive driving can cause rapid and uneven tire wear. Practice smooth acceleration and braking to extend your tire's lifespan.

4. Parking for Extended Periods

Believe it or not, leaving your car parked in one spot for an extended period, especially on a hot, sunny day, can be detrimental to your tires. The weight of the vehicle can cause "flat-spotting," where the tires develop flat areas due to prolonged pressure. To prevent this, move your car occasionally, or use tire cradles to evenly distribute the weight. It's a simple step that can save your tires from unnecessary wear.

5. Irregular Tire Maintenance

Last but not least, maintenance. Neglecting it by not rotating them regularly or checking tire pressure, can lead to uneven wear. Make sure to follow your vehicle manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule to ensure your tires wear evenly and last longer.

Unfortunately, things don't go to plan all the time and your wheels get misaligned. While it s no big deal at first, ignoring it can cause trouble to the suspension, steering, and other connected systems.

That's where Torque Automotive can help! If you think that your wheels are unaligned, call us and we will be happy to take a look!