How to get the most from your used tires
By : D. Roux Jr.
Naturally in these times being thrifty with your money is a good thing , and
buying used tires are a great way to save money on something you already need .
So let's discuss how to get the most miles out of them safely . There are three
types of common wear that occur on tires that we will discuss .
The first is excessive center wear .
This happens most of the time because of tire over inflation , meaning the
tire simply had too much air in it . This over inflation causes the center of
the tire to wear down more then the rest of the tread . If the tire was properly
inflated chances are that the tire tread would have worn down nice and evenly .
The second is excessive wear of both outer edges of the tread
This can happen really for only one reason under inflation . To avoid this
make sure you simply keep your tires inflated to the proper tire pressure .
The third is excessive inner or outer wear .
This excessive inner or outer wear this can happen for several reasons .
Slightly more outer edge wear is normal on the front of the vehicle since these
are the wheels that steer . However if there is excessive outer or inner wear
only on your front tires this could mean your camber or toe in toe out is off
and you should have this looked at by a trained professional . If you have this
problem on the back end of the vehicle your camber could be off , also have it
looked at by a trained professional . If you have any of these problems have
them looked at or you will continue to have these problems and throw your money
away on burning up tires . Other wise follow the next steps to get the most of
your new used tire purchase .
Now that we understand how tire wear works , let's discuss how to get the most
miles from your used tire purchase saving you even more money .
If tire has slightly more tread on the outer edges and is slightly
more worn in the center you would want to make sure that you put it or them on
the front of your vehicle . You would do this since the edges will be the first
to wear down as these are your steering wheels . Make sure tires are properly
inflated it the correct pressure or only slightly under inflated . You would
want to do this since this will allow your outer edges to really grip the road .
Lastly if your tire has slightly more wear on the inner or outer edges you
should put these on the back of your vehicle . Make sure you keep them at proper
tire pressure or slightly over . This will allow the center of the tread to
touch the road more then the outer edges thus allowing for longer use . Thanks
for reading , and keep on driving !