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A tire can tell you a lot about your vehicle. Here are the 10 most common wear patterns and what causes them.
Give him an unusual tire wear complaint, and he’ll give you a tire wear problem that begins and ends at the steering knuckle, says Gary Goms, who adds that diagnosing a “green-zone” camber problem requires an understanding of steering geometry far beyond what a basic knowledge of camber, caster and toe angle can solve.
Modern tire construction has generally trended toward low aspect ratio tire casings with more flexible sidewalls and rigid treads. Although this type of construction has made tires less sensitive to negative camber angles used in many current steering geometry designs, many types of tire wear patterns continue to indicate problems in a vehicle’s steering geometry.
Tire tread wear can tell you a lot about a suspension. Most specifically, it can tell you if the angles, inflation and components are within specification. Here are the most common tread wear patterns and what causes them.