What Causes Tires to Wear Unevenly?

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Uneven tire wear is by a range of reasons from your personal driving habits to the terrain and weather conditions. When it comes to your driving style, you may wonder what causes tires to wear unevenly — and what you can do to prevent it. While you definitely can take steps to reduce tire tread wear, you can’t eliminate it entirely. In fact, even normal driving wears your treads unevenly. Read below to find out what you can do to reduce uneven tire wear from the maintenance experts at Lone Star Toyota of Lewisville.

Why Is Even Tire Wear Down Important?

Tire treads are a crucial part of safety on the Coppell roads, especially when the road surface is unstable or slick. Tire treads help your tires do their job of gripping the road for maximum control in all driving conditions. Whether you’re rolling up sandy dunes or hitting a patch of slush on your Carrollton commute, your tires require full contact with the ground to keep you in control. As tire treads wear and become shallow of uneven, they lose their ability to keep that contact. As a result, any less-than-ideal road surface becomes more challenging.


Uneven tire tread causes usually fall into two main categories: improper inflation pressure and misalignment:


  • Improper Inflation Pressure — When your tires are properly inflated, your car performs at its best. Optimized weight distribution helps in terms of braking, acceleration, and turning. When pressure is too high or low, your tires must work extra hard to perform, causing extra wear and tear. Check your tire pressure on a regular basis and if you notice your ride feeling unsteady. Check your owner’s manual (or the label on the inside of the driver’s door) for your specific Toyota vehicle’s tire pressure recommendations. Call our service center to learn more about checking your tire pressure at home, or visit us in Lewisville for a service check-up.



  • Misalignment — Tire alignment is a expert-recommended routine service that makes a big difference. Misaligned tires compromise steering, and your car’s suspension components may suffer under the extra strain. Misalignment can result from a wide array of causes, including hitting a pothole, curb, or other bumps in the road.



Rely on Lone Star Toyota of Lewisville for Quality Tire Care!

Lone Star Toyota of Lewisville is proud to serve the Lewisville area with great service at fair prices. If you think your car is due for a tire change or rotation, our tire center technicians can provide a thorough inspection and expert recommendations. Stop by our tire center to learn all you need to know about tire and car care in Carrollton!

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