Tire Wear – Tire Cupping, Causes and Correction

What Does Cupping Look Like? Tire cupping is an uneven wear pattern, which occurs due to irregular up-and-down motions of a wheel (bouncing). It interferes with the proper contact of the tire with the road, scooping rubber in spots. When it comes to your tires, cupping is a bad sign and typically means you have other problems with your car that are affecting your tires. The term “tire cupping” is unfamiliar to many drivers, but it’s a problem that happens more frequently than you’d think. Cupping, also known as tire scalloping, refers to when a car or truck’s tire tread [...]