Have you recently noticed uneven tire wear in the middle tread of your tires? If so, and the outside tread still have depth to them, over-inflation is most likely the cause.The leading cause of this uneven wear in the middle of the tire tread is generally over-inflation.The tread in the middle of the tire will bulge from the higher air pressure when a tire is over-inflated. This causes that middle tread to wear before the outside.
How to avoid center wear from over-inflation:
- Consult your vehicle manufacturer’s information to find the recommended tire pressure for your vehicle.
- The “max press” number on the sidewall of your tire is not recommended for everyday driving but instead indicates the most pressure that a tire can hold and carry the maximum load of your vehicle.
- Different types of vehicles have different optimum pressures. For example a sports car would have higher tire pressure than a luxury car.
Risks of driving with over-inflated tires:
- Rapid, uneven tire wear
- Reduced traction and braking
- Sudden Blowout
What to do if you have uneven center wear now:
- Deflate them to the manufacturer recommended pressure.
- If you want to have your tires checked out for uneven center wear or you’re having trouble finding your vehicles recommended tire pressure, visit Professional Automotive Services today.