Metro Acura
Sales: 909-257-0774
Service: 909-257-0808
Parts: 909-366-5018
Close
Metro Acura Home Icon
Acura Authorized Tire Center

TIRE CONDITIONS

Causes and Corrections

Tread Wear - In Center

Probable Cause
  • Tires overinflated
  • Use of oversized tires
Appropriate Correction
  • Confirm cold inflation pressure matches vehicle's recommended pressures
  • Confirm appropriate rim width and evaluate alternate tire pressures

Tread Wear - On Both Shoulders

Probable Cause
  • Tires underinflated
  • Vehicle overloaded
Appropriate Correction
  • Confirm cold inflation pressure matches vehicle's recommended pressures
  • Confirm load being carried is within vehicle specifications, reduce as necessary

Tread Wear - On One Shoulder

Probable Cause
  • Wheel alignment does not match actual driving conditions
  • Worn or damaged steering/suspensions parts
Appropriate Correction
  • Set alignment to most appropriate angles withing vehicle's approved range
  • Replace worn or bent parts and align

Tread Wear - Heel and Toe Block Wear

Probable Cause
  • Insufficient tire rotation for driving conditions
  • Tires underinflated, increasing drag and wear
Appropriate Correction
  • Rotate tires more frequently following vehicle's approved pattern
  • Confirm cold inflation pressure matches vehicle's recommended pressures

Tread Wear - Irregular Cupping

Probable Cause
  • Loose steering or suspension components
  • Tires and wheels out of balance
Appropriate Correction
  • Replace worn struts/shocks and other steering/suspension parts and align
  • Correct balance of tires and wheels

Circumferential Split/Star

Probable Cause
  • Impact break from road hazard or pothole
  • Tire sidewall pinched between road and wheel
Appropriate Correction
  • Dismount tire and inspect for interior damage, replace tire if damage is found
  • Determine if wheel is bent by inspecting for runout, replace wheel if damage is found

Bubble/Bulge

Probable Cause
  • Tire sidewall pinched between road and wheel
  • Components contaminated during manufacturing
Appropriate Correction
  • Dismount tire and inspect, tire manufacturer's warranty applies if no interior damage is found
  • Dismount tire and inspect, interior damage indicates road hazard

Ozone/Weather Cracking

Probable Cause
  • Frequent exposure to direct sun and hot temperatures
  • Tires exposed to ozone or harsh chemicals
Appropriate Correction
  • Evaluate service conditions and attempt to minimize exposure to sun and heat
  • Attempt to keep tires away from sources of ozone and chemical exposure

Abrasions of Both Sidewalls

Probable Cause
  • Driven on when extremely low on air
  • Driven on when flat
Appropriate Correction
  • Dismount and inspect tire for interior damage, replace tire if damage is found