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 [...]

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Nitrogen And Automotive Tires – Peanut Butter & Jelly Or Snake Oil?

The Claim You've likely see 0r heard the claim, "Nitrogen gives me better fuel economy, makes my tires last longer, and I don't lose air from my tires. It's more responsible for the environment." All noble and good things, except...actually, we're all riding on nitrogen filled tires. Let's let that sink in for a moment and I'll explain. So called "normal" air, that stuff is all around you and me, but we can't see, is composed of 78% nitrogen. It's free, and when we need to top off a tire, one doesn't have to hunt around for tire dealer who [...]

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