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Top 5 Signs of Tire Wear

Tire Wear Tips | Courvelle Toyota | Lafayette, LA

It’s important that you properly care for and replace your tires when needed to make sure you have optimal traction and handling on the road. If you notice any of the following signs of tire wear, your Toyota is likely due for maintenance or a tire replacement.

Overinflation and underinflation

You need to keep your tires properly inflated at all times. If they’re overinflated, the center of the tire can wear down. If they’re underinflated, the edges of the tire tread can wear down. Either way, it’s a good idea to address the issue and adjust the air pressure quickly.

Disproportional wear

If one edge of your tires has more wear and tear than the others, this is a good indication that your wheels are misaligned and should be looked at by a service technician.

Inconsistent tread wear

When your tires have erratic tread wear, also known as cupping, this can be due to an out-of-balance wheel. Suspension components like shock absorbers may also be the culprit and need a replacement.


As you drive, if you notice your vehicle pulling to one side, you likely have a damaged or underinflated tire. Other possibilities are that your wheels have poor alignment or that you have a brake issue that needs to be resolved.

Unusual vibration

Vibrations or thumping noises also are signs of different vehicle issues, which may include a tire with a separated belt, an out-of-balance tire, or a tire with a flat spot.

If any of these issues arise, schedule a service appointment at Courvelle Toyota, and our staff will help get you safely back on the road.

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