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  • 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

  • Tread Pattern Noise | Tire Rack

  • …have climbed, it's probable the first tire rotation will be required as a stand-alone service. NOTE: Skipping tire rotations is likely to promote irreversible irregular tread wear patterns that will increase noise over time. Related Links * Noise Reducing Tire Technology * Tire Rotation Instructions

  • 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…

  • Alignment | Tire Rack

  • …of age. Incorrect alignment settings will usually result in more rapid tire wear. Therefore, alignment should be checked whenever new tires or suspension components are installed, and any time unusual tire wear patterns appear. Alignment should also be checked after the vehicle has encountered…


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