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Uneven Tire Wear

Knowing the wear of your tires is critical to your safety on the road

All tires have wear indicators that become visible when the tread has been reduced to 1.6 mm or 2/3 po thickness. The tire must then be replaced. Another trick for checking tread wear is the “red cent test.” Simply insert a penny in one of the grooves making sure to position the Queen’s crown inside the groove. If you can see the points at the top of the crown, it’s time to change the tire.

You should perform a visual check of each of your tires at least once a month.

Premature wear in extremities

  • Tire insufficiently inflated.

Wear in tread middle

  • Over-inflated tire or subjected to excessive speeds.

Wear landmarks exposed

  • Replace tire.

Exposed wear indicators

  • Faulty alignment.

Uneven wear

  • Faulty alignment or steering components (shock absorbers, steering) that need adjusting.


In summary, evaluate the wear of your tires can improve your safety on the road. If you are not sure or you notice any stated problems, consult your Point S dealer as soon as possible.

Uneven Tire Wear


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