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  • (PDF Document: pulling_tire_diagnosis.pdf)

  • …that was not rotated. A tire diagnosed as a pulling tire is a manufacturer's defect. The tire is covered under warranty only during the first 25% of tread wear. The defect is caused by the belts being incorrectly aligned during manufacture. The following steps must be used to isolate a pulling tire.

  • Is your car pulling to the right?

  • …your alignment. If everything is a-OK, then you'll need to diagnose the tires. There is a very specific way in which that can be done, and you can do it at home by rotating your tires accordingly. Read "Diagnosing Tire Pull" in our library of Tire Tech articles for detailed instructions.

  • Pull Those Stud Cips!

  • One of the most common issues we hear about is wheel vibrations after new tires and aftermarket alloy wheels are installed. More often than not, the vibrations are caused by little washers attached to the brake rotor or brake drum. These locking washers are called stud clips. These are found mostly…

  • Road Surfaces and Your Tire's Wear

  • …Midwest. In addition to affecting the treadlife of your tires, severely grooved or uneven road surfaces can be detrimental to your car's ability to track properly. This phenomenon is referred to as tramlining. Not to be confused with tire pull which is typically related to the vehicle. Any vehicle…

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  • Tire Tech Information - Driving Through Tire Blowouts

  • …to carefully pull over to the side of the road. Members of the Tire Rack team had the chance to experience tire blowouts at highway speeds at Michelin's Laurens Proving Grounds. Tire after tire was sacrificed as participants were allowed to drive vehicles fitted with tires rigged with explosives…


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