Learn how to read a tire tread for improper wear and learn what you can do to corect the prblem.
Wear in the middle of the tread means that your tires are consistently overinflated. Look for the recommended tire pressure on the vehicle's door jamb, not the tire itself. Check the tire pressure once a month.
Wear on both shoulders indicates that your tires are consistently underinflated. Look for the recommended tire pressure on the vehicle's door jamb, not the tire itself. Check the tire pressure once a month.
Wear on the outside or inside edge is a sign that the wheels aren't aligned. Have the alignment corrected.
Out of Balance
Wear to the left or right of the tire's center is called cupping. Cupping indicates that your tires need to be balanced of that there's a problem with your vehicle's steering or suspension.
Thanks to Michelin North America for providing information for this article. For more information on tire care go to MichelinMan.com