An Important Message from Hendrick

Call
Hours & Maps

Get Hours and Directions

x

1620 Montgomery Highway, Hoover, AL, 35216

Get Directions dealer map

Dealership Info

Phone Numbers:Sales Hours:
  • Mon - Sat8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sun1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    (Open last 2 Sundays of each month only)
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Service
Saved

What Causes Tires to Wear Unevenly?

If you’re growing frustrated with uneven tire tread wear as you make your daily Birmingham commute, you will undoubtedly want to know, what causes tires to wear unevenly? Truthfully, there could be a number of factors, ranging from your driving habits or the climate where you live to improper tire pressure or misaligned wheels. Get all of the tire tread wear information you need in one place with the Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover service team down below!

Why Does Tire Tread Wear Matter?

Your tires are your main point of contact between you and the road in Vestavia Hills. Without proper traction, they can’t grip the road sufficiently to provide the control you need during inclement conditions. If you’re driving on slick roads or on an unpaved path, you need proper tire traction to keep you stable.

Eventually, the tire tread will start to wear out. When it reaches 2/32 of an inch, it’s time to replace your tires for a new set. Regular tire rotations should be performed to help prevent uneven tire tread wear and ensure you get the full lifespan from your tires. Sometimes, however, uneven tread wear still occurs; learn more about the two most common causes in the next sections.

Insufficient Tire Pressure

Your car’s recommended tire pressure exists for a reason. It aids in smooth acceleration, braking, and turning, all while helping to maintain optimal weight distribution. If the tire pressure is too low or too high, your tires will work beyond their means to compensate for the imbalance. The result is excess tire wear, which is often uneven. If your tires are uneven, you’ll feel it in an uncomfortable, unsteady ride quality.

Part of proper car maintenance is monitoring the tire pressure. Many modern vehicles can show you a digital reading of all four of your tires’ pressure, but you can check it regularly with a gauge, too. If you’re unsure what the correct tire pressure is for your vehicle, check your owner’s manual or look for a PSI label on the inside of the driver’s door.

Misaligned Wheels

Wheel alignment is another essential component of vehicle maintenance that, if ignored, can seriously affect your car’s performance. If you’re driving in Bessemer with misaligned wheels, you may feel the steering pulling to one side. When your wheels are misaligned, your tires are working overtime attempting to correct the course of your steering. As a result, you may see uneven tire tread wear on the inner or outer edges.

Your wheels can become misaligned when you hit a curb or pothole, but fixing the issue is very simple. All you need to do is schedule an alignment at your preferred service center.

Schedule Tire Service in Hoover

If you’re finding uneven tread wear on your tires, schedule an appointment at Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover for tire service you can trust! If you’re behind on tire rotations we’ll get you up-to-date, and we can inspect your vehicle further to determine if there is another source of the uneven wear that needs to be addressed. With any additional questions you have in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

More from Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover

  • 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity

    Depending on the engine configuration you choose, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing capacity can reach up to 13,300 pounds. How much can you haul in the truck bed alone? The Silverado 1500 payload maxes out at 2,280 pounds. Find out what equipment is needed to reach these specs and explore the Silverado 1500 towing…

  • 2021 Chevy Equinox Interior

    Are you looking for a compact SUV for your next adventure around Birmingham? The 2021 Chevy Equinox interior offers ample passenger and cargo space, top comfort, and infotainment options. With a variety of Chevy Equinox colors, this SUV can match with your style and fit right into your on-the-go lifestyle by keeping you connected and…

  • 2021 Chevy Tahoe Configurations

    Interested in the new 2021 Chevy Tahoe? There’s a lot to love about this legendary three-row SUV! Highlights include up to 122.9 cubic feet of cargo space in the Chevy Tahoe interior, plus a bevy of advanced Chevy Tahoe technology features to support you during trips to Birmingham. With six Chevy Tahoe configurations available, it’s…

Saved Vehicles

SAVED VEHICLES

You don't have any saved vehicles!

Look for this link on your favorites:

Save

Once you've saved some vehicles, you can view them here at any time.

Contact Us

205-383-1619

Call Now

1620 Montgomery Highway • Hoover, AL 35216

Get Directions

Today's Hours:

Open Today! Sales: 8:30am-8pm

Open Today! Service: 7am-6pm

Open Today! Parts: 7am-6pm

Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover 33.395280, -86.806450.