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What Causes Tires to Wear in the Middle?


What causes tires to wear in the middle? Simply, the tire is over inflated. When the tire is over inflated the tire bulges. If the tire bulges the tires ride mainly on the middle of the thread which resulted from wearing mainly on the middle.


Possible causes of tires to wear in the middle

Over-inflated tire

What to do?
Using tire pressure gauge measure the tire inflation pressure, compare the reading to the recommended inflation pressure from the car manufacturer. The recommended tire inflation pressure can be found on the sticker near the driver side door or look at the car owner’s manual. There's a lot of tire pressure gauge available on the market like we are using the Accutire MS-4400B Pistol Grip Digital Tire Gauge.


Let lose some air on the tire until the inflation pressure is equal to the correct pressure indicated on the manual as recommended by the car manufacturer. Maintaining your tire within the recommended pressure will keep the tire from uneven tire wear and will maximize the life of your tire.

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