How often should I check for tire wear? What should I look for?
Check for tire wear frequently in order to identify problems early. If the problem is corrected, you still may require new tires to avoid further complications. Be sure to take action and correct problems before mounting new tires. The following chart provides further detail on the causes of extreme tire wear, the recommended actions, and tips for what to look for to identify the tire wear condition.
|Tire Wear Pattern Cause And Effect|
|Wear Pattern||Wear Image||Caused By
||What To Do|
|Center||Over-inflation||Lower tire pressure to recommended PSI|
|Both Edges||Under-inflation||Fill tire to recommended PSI|
|One Side Edge||
Incorrect camber angle
or operating with overweight load
Re-alignment and balancing to correct camber
or make sure not to exceed axle weight capacity
|Toe-in||Incorrect toe-in||Re-alignment and balancing to correct toe-in|
|Cupping||Incorrect tire balance||Check bearings and balancing|
and/or wheel lockup
and/or take action to prevent sudden stops and wheel lockup