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Uneven Wear

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Poor Alignment

You need an alignment when you notice:

  • Uneven front or rear tire wear
  • Generates excessive heat, which reduces tire durability and can lead to tire failure.
  • Changes in your vehicle's handling or steering response (e.g., pulling to one side)

 

Solution:

Many vehicles today are equipped with rear suspensions that can be adjusted for alignment. If this is the case, your vehicle may need a "front end" alignment or a "four wheel" alignment, depending on the symptoms you are experiencing. See your local Michelin authorized tire dealer for service and inspection.

If your tire continues to lose pressure, visit your local authorized Michelin tire dealer.

 

Soft Tires

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A tire is called soft when it doesn’t have sufficient air pressure to meet the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended psi (pressure per square inch). Soft tires lead to flats and tire blowouts.

Underinflation:

  • Reduces tread life through increased treadwear on the outside edges (or shoulders) of the tire.
  • Generates excessive heat, which reduces tire durability and can lead to tire failure.
  • Reduces fuel economy through increased rolling resistance (soft tires make your vehicle work harder).

 

Solution:

Add air to your tire until it reaches the proper air pressure (psi, as measured by an air pressure gauge). To find the proper air pressure, consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual or find your recommended psi on the sticker on your door jamb. (Here's how.)

If your tire continues to lose pressure, visit your local authorized Michelin tire dealer.

 

Flat

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Damage That Requires Repair

Most punctures, nail holes or cuts up to ¼" confined to the tread may be satisfactorily repaired by trained personnel using industry-approved procedures.

Worn-Out Tire Issues:

Most punctures, nail holes or cuts up to ¼" confined to the tread may be satisfactorily repaired by trained personnel using industry-approved procedures.

Solution:

Change your flat tire out with your spare tire. Then visit an authorized Michelin tire dealer for an inspection as soon as possible. They can then determine what damage (internally as well as externally) your tire has, and whether to repair or replace your tire.

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