Alma Location
1210 East Superior St.,
Alma, MI 48801
Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Mt. Pleasant Location
120 South Fancher St.,
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
ATS Fleet Service - Mt. Pleasant
1011 Industrial Drive,
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ATS Fleet Service - Gaylord
1180 Milbocker Rd.,
Gaylord, MI 49735
Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ATS Fleet Service - Saginaw
3733 Wolf Rd.,
Saginaw, MI 48601
Mon - Sat: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Alma, Gaylord & Mount Pleasant Auto Repair

What Can Wear Down Tires Prematurely

Your tires are an important part of your vehicle safety; however, tires wear down and need regular replacement. There are a number of factors that can cause tires to wear out before the average life span. Knowing what to do and look for is key in getting the most out of your tires.

What Causes Premature Wear on Tires

There are four main reasons your tires may be wearing out prematurely.

Air Pressure

If the air pressure in your tires shows they are over or under inflated, your tires will wear out more quickly than properly inflated ones. Under inflated tires break down the outside edges of the tread quicker than properly inflated ones. Over inflated tires tend to deteriorate the middle section of the tire more quickly. Properly inflated tires evenly distribute the amount of pressure making tread wear more uniform across the entire surface.

Not Rotating Tires

Depending on whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, or four-wheel drive, one section of the vehicle will be heavier than the other. Rotating tires helps distribute the load keeping either the front or rear tires from wearing out too quickly.

Wheel Alignment

If your wheel alignment is off, it will impact the amount of wear on your tires. Even when the misalignment is very subtle, it can cause the inner or outer section of the tire to wear out much quicker than the entire tread surface.


If there are worn out suspension parts on your vehicle, your tires can take the brunt of the impact causing them to wear out quicker and unevenly. Shocks and struts keep your vehicle from bouncing down the road, so when they break down, your tires feel the impact.

One way to keep your tires from breaking down quickly is to have them rotated at each oil change. This helps distribute the impact evenly, and can help a certified mechanic determine if your car's alignment or suspension need attention.

If you need tire replacement, we invite you to bring your car to Alma Tire Service today!

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