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Whenever you buy new tires the alignment should be checked. If the wheels are not aligned properly, your tires will not wear properly. Tires can be worn in a cupped, scalloped or diagonal stripe pattern at edges or across the tread, or the wear can be uneven with “feathered” edges on the treads.
A tire is balanced when the weight of the tire, when mounted on its wheel and the vehicle’s axle, is uniformly distributed around the axle. Or, in simple terms, there are no heavy spots on the tire.
An out of balance tire can affect ride quality, shorten the life of tires, bearings, shocks and other suspension components. If your vehicle has a vibration that is dependent on speed, and usually becomes noticeable around 40-45 mph and increases as your speed increases, it’s probably balance related.
Tires are balanced by adding weight across the tire from the heavy spot to “balance” things out.
Why should I rotate my tires?
As you drive along the road, your tire tread is rubbing off on the road surface. That is what is known as tire wear. The reason tires should be rotated is to make sure that all of the tires wear evenly in order to extend the length of the tire’s life on your vehicle. You see, front tires wear on the outside because the tire leans over when you turn the vehicle. Rear tires wear much less because they follow the front tires. So, in order to make sure the tire wears evenly, you want to change which tires are in the front to keep one pair of tires from wearing out too quickly.
When should I rotate my tires?
Most technicians recommend that tires be rotated every 6,000 to 7,500 miles. Check your vehicle’s owner’s manual for your manufacturer’s recommendation.