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Tire Wear Patterns
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  • …with Tire diagnosis chart. If available, use on-the-car spin balancer to fine-tune tire balance. No Yes No Yes No Yes Were tires & wheels rebalanced when they were rotated? Check suspension tightness. Check suspension bushing wear. Continue with Tire diagnosis chart. Continue with Tire diagnosis…

  • Looking for a Quiet Performance Tire?

  • …the ability for multiple tire rotation patterns instead of the restrictive front-to-back with directional tires. On a staggered car, you can go side-to-side to try and help with uneven wear issues that are very common on those set-ups. In summary, the asymmetric pattern is meeting and exceeding the…

  • Torquing Wheels in a Star Pattern

  • …lugs in any pattern and then torque in the star pattern. This may still yield a good torquing but consistency reinforces behavior -- always snug in the star pattern as well. Paying attention to your wheel mounting surfaces, hardware, and then tightenting the lugs in the star patterns shown above…

  • Tires Are Like Shoes

  • …excessive tire noise is heel-to-toe wear. What is heel-to-toe wear? Taking a look at my running shoes can help explain. Notice how the back of each "tread block" is worn more than the front? If your noisy tires have a similar wear pattern, you've got heel-to-toe wear. How do your tires

  • Related Products: Heel And Toe Wear | Toe Wear | Noisy Tires
  • Mixing Tires

  • …and use identical tires on all of their vehicle's wheel positions in order to maintain the best control and stability. Additionally, drivers should never mix winter tires with all-season/summer tires or mix run-flat tires with non-run-flat tires. Unfortunately wearing out all tires at the same time…


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