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Does it seem like your tires go bald way faster than they should? If your tires are wearing out too quickly, it’s likely due to one of the reasons below.

Incorrect Tire Pressure

Typically, the most common reason that a tire loses its tread faster than it should is due to it being over- or underinflated. Vehicle manufacturers specify inflation pressure for front and rear tires because it ensures optimal performance, handling, and tire wear.

If one or all the tires are not at the recommended pressure, the load distribution of the vehicle will be off, as well as the cornering forces. The result is that tires lose their tread quickly. So always ensure your tires are within the recommended PSI range.

Pro-Tip: The recommended PSI range for your vehicle’s tires is in the owner’s manual or printed inside the driver-side doorjamb.

Wheel Misalignment

Another reason why tires wear out too quickly is wheel misalignment. Even a subtle change in wheel alignment can significantly affect tire performance and tread.

One way to tell is to feel the tires. If one side of the tire feels much more worn, it’s likely an alignment issue. If the wheels point inward or outward (also called “toe-in” or “toe-out” alignment), their inside or outside treads will wear down faster than their other side.

Not Rotating Tires

The primary reason that you should rotate tires about every 6,000 miles is that it protects the treads on the tires from wearing unevenly. Tires face different cornering forces and pressures based on their positions in the vehicle. Tires in the front wear differently than rear ones, and the same is true when comparing left and right tires.

Rotating your tires ensures that the treads stay even for all of them. If one tire wears down faster than the other, it causes a pressure imbalance in the car and reduces performance and fuel economy.

Faulty Brakes

Another source for tire tread issues is the brakes themselves. If the brake calipers or discs get stuck and apply too much pressure to the wheel and tires, that’ll naturally cause the tread to come off faster than with normal brakes.

A brake could also be worn out and apply less than the normal pressure to the tire. This can cause an imbalance of tread wears between tires.

Bad Driving Habits

Lastly, if your tires are wearing down fast even though you take care of them, inflate them properly, and rotate them regularly, the problem could be how you drive. If you accelerate too aggressively, take corners too fast, or hit the brakes too hard, you’re putting excessive strain on your tire treads.

If this sounds like your driving style, you could save the tread on your tires by adjusting your driving style to be more steady and consistent.

If your tires are wearing down and you need new ones, stop by our tire shop in Tucson or one of our many other locations nationwide! RNR Tire Express will ensure you get the right tires for your vehicle at an affordable price.

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