Auto Repair NH: 3 Reasons Tires Wear Unevenly

Your tires will wear down over time. No matter what tires you get or how carefully you drive, you can’t avoid it. They just will. But you should expect your tires to wear down evenly. Replacing worn-out tires is typically something you do all at once or in pairs, front and rear. Tires that wear out unevenly are a sign that there is something else wrong with your car. If you notice uneven tire wear, it’s time to bring your car to Silver Arrow Service for NH auto repair so we can figure out what the problem is.

These are the three most common reasons that tires wear out unevenly.


Worn or Damaged Suspension

How your tires are wearing out is usually an indication of what is wrong with your car. If you see cupping—dips in the tread—on your tires, that tells you there is a problem with your suspension. Your suspension balances the weight of your car over the wheels and absorbs bumps in the road. If your suspension is damaged or worn out, you will start to see cupping on your tires.


Wheels Out of Alignment

Wear on the inner or outer edges of your tires often means that your car needs an alignment. When your car is out of alignment, your wheels lean to one side. This puts pressure on the edge of the tires, causing them to wear unevenly. And that can cause problems for more than just your tires. Down the line, you can see issues with your steering and suspension.


Under or Overinflated Tires

When your tires are at the correct pressure, they make even contact with the road. When they have too much or too little air in them, the center or sides of your tires will make more contact with the road. If the tires are overinflated, the center of the tire will wear out first. With underinflated tires, it’s the edges that wear. Either way, you’ll need new tires sooner than you’d like.


Auto Repair NH at Silver Arrow Service

Have you noticed uneven or unusual wear on your tires? If so, bring your car to us at Silver Arrow Service. We handle all your NH auto repair needs, especially for exotic and European vehicles.


Contact us today at 603-459-8190 for NH auto repair.