How To Identify Uneven Subaru Tire Wear
One of the most important things you can do for the longevity of your car is rotate your tires. This helps extend their life by preventing uneven wear, and it also keeps you in compliance with state laws. However, if you’re not sure whether or not your tires are wearing evenly, there are some simple ways to tell.
How Common Is It?
Uneven tire wear is a common issue that can be easily identified, but it may be difficult to diagnose. The first step toward identifying uneven tire wear is to check your tires for any bulges or bubbles that could indicate improper inflation or other damage.
Know your Tires
If you’re looking to identify uneven tire wear, there are a few things to consider. First, you need to know what your tires look like. All tires have some features in common: they all have tread patterns, they all have a tread depth, they all have sidewalls with heights and constructions that vary depending on the type of tire (radial or bias-ply), and finally they all have load indexes and speed ratings. The most obvious place for bald spots is the outer edges of your tires; this is where most drivers don’t pay attention because it’s not so visible from above.
How to Check Uneven Tire Wear
When checking tire wear, it is important to look at the inside and outside of the tires. If there is excessive wear on one side of the tire, this could be a sign that your alignment is off. In order to check for uneven tire wear, you can use a straight edge tool to mark where your wheel touches the ground. You should then stand behind your vehicle and look down at it from above in order to see how close each wheel is to being parallel with the ground. If there are any differences between wheels (one or more may be higher than another), this indicates that there might be an issue with your suspension system which will need to be addressed.
Remedy For Uneven Tire Wear
If you have uneven tire wear, there are several things you can do to remedy the problem. The first step is to have your tires balanced. This can be done at any tire shop or even at a gas station that has a machine for this purpose. If you do find one or more bulges, you should take your vehicle to the Subaru Express service center immediately because this could indicate a serious problem with your car’s suspension system. The mechanic will use an air pressure tester to determine whether the tires have been overinflated, underinflated (or both), and will also check for signs of damage in the sidewalls of each tire.
If no major problems are found with the tires themselves, the mechanic will examine how far apart each set of tires appears from one another as they rotate on their axles while driving down an empty straight stretch of road at 60 mph (100 kph). If there isn’t enough space between each set of wheels within about five seconds after first starting up again after coming to a full stop at red lights/stop signs/etc., then there may be some kind of misalignment issue present somewhere in your car’s suspension system. This type of misalignment requires professional diagnosis since it can lead directly toward bigger issues like bad ball joints and strut mounts which could cause expensive repairs down the line!
Drive Safely With Subaru
We hope your tires are wearing evenly and that you’re aware of any issues before it’s too late. If you notice uneven wear on your tires, get them rotated as soon as possible to prevent more damage from happening.