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90 MacKenan Drive, Cary, NC, 27511

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Phone Numbers:Sales Hours:
  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SunClosed

What Causes Tires to Wear Unevenly?

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How your tires wear down over time on Raleigh roads can impact your entire vehicle performance. Issues such as tire misalignment and reduced fuel efficiency can be caused by uneven tire tread wear. With so many factors that go into how tires wear down, from your driving habits to extreme weather, it’s important to understand how tires can wear unevenly to take preventative measures. 

Thankfully, a few routine steps can be taken to keep your tire’s wear even. Should you find your tires past the point of a safe tread depth, feel free to make a service appointment to replace your worn tires!



Why Uneven Tire Tread Wear Matters

If you’ve ever driven in inclement weather in Durham, you know the importance of good tire tread. As you drive, the tread grips the road, giving you more control over your vehicle. The more of the tread that makes contact with the road, the better the vehicle handles. When your tires wear unevenly, sections of the tire will not make contact with the road surface, leaving you with less traction and less ability to control the car. To keep this from happening, read on about the two most common causes of uneven tire tread wear and how to avoid them.


As a normal part of preventative maintenance, our service team aligns your tires to keep joints, bearings, and steering from wearing down. This keeps your vehicle from having any major issues in the long term. If regular alignment is overlooked or if your vehicle has any impact with raised curbs or large potholes, uneven tire wear could be a sign your car is out of alignment. 

The best defense against misalignment is to have your vehicle serviced regularly. Our qualified service team in Cary is always ready to help you keep your car in alignment, as well as any other service you may need!

Poor Tire Inflation

Proper tire inflation keeps your vehicle on the move! When your tires are inflated to the specified amount in your manual, all the important moving functions of your car run smoothly. Proper inflation allows for even weight distribution, turning tight corners, braking, and so much more. That’s why, when one or more of your tires is underinflated, your tires will wear unevenly and the vehicle may feel less stable during normal operation. 

To keep your tires from losing traction, keep your tire’s recommended inflation level on hand and check that all four tires meet that level regularly. This is especially important during extreme heat or cold, as temperature fluctuations can affect inflation levels.

Hendrick Kia of Cary is Here for All Your Tire and Vehicle Service Needs!

If your tire’s wear is looking uneven or you have more questions about the information provided here, our service team is always here to help. Contact us or stop by while you’re in the Apex area and we’ll have you back on the road in a flash!


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