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Your tires will react differently to different stresses and conditions. Here’s a list of a few common tire problems and their likely causes. If you need tire repair or replacement, just call or visit any Mountain View Tire and Auto Service location


Possible Cause(s)

The center of the tread is worn or indented. The tire may have been overinflated for the amount of weight it was carrying.
The tire is wearing irregularly. One of the tire’s belts may have separated or your car’s suspension may be worn.
The tire’s metal cords have been exposed. The vehicle may be misaligned or the tire could be underinflated.
There is a small blister in the sidewall. The reason for this could be underinflation or carrying too much weight.
The tire has a break in the tread. This is often caused by running over or into road debris. The tire should be replaced.
There is a bulge in the tire’s sidewall. This issue can occur after a hard impact with a curb or road debris.
There are fine cracks in the tread surface. This can result when a tire is overexposed to sunlight or high heat.
A crack has developed in the sidewall. Most likely, the tire has hit an object in the road. The tire should be replaced.

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