5 Common Tire Problems and How to Resolve Them

July 12th, 2022 by

No one wants to encounter tire problems on the road, but if you don’t anticipate what could go wrong, you could have a bigger problem ahead. Failure to do that could leave you stranded on the road very quickly. 

Here are five of the most common tire problems to watch out for.

1. Misalignment

One of the most common signs of misaligned tires is camber wear when your tires wear down more on one side. While this wear is hard to see, you can feel it by running your hands over the tire to see if the rubber is uneven or excessively worn. Other signs of misaligned tires are a crooked steering wheel and your vehicle drifting to one side.

Misaligned tires decrease your tires’ traction, which can lead to premature degradation or safety concerns. Consider having a tire expert realign your tires to restore traction and promote optimal performance.

2. Punctures

Punctures are a pain and can cause vehicle handling and control problems. If you notice that your vehicle is pulling to one side or the handling is different, you might have a puncture. Debris on the road like nails, screws, and glass can cause punctures and lead to a loss of tire pressure.

Most punctures can be repaired as long as the sidewall isn’t damaged. A tire specialist or professional mechanic can help with this. But, usually, bigger punctures need a new tire.

3. Squealing Around Corners

If your car squeals when you turn, it’s probably your tires. If you hear a squealing noise, it could be for one of three reasons:

  • Under-inflated tires (which is an easy fix)
  • Low or worn tread (which means you’ll need new tires, which can be expensive)
  • A misaligned front end (which is an easy fix)

Whatever the cause, don’t ignore it. If your car’s screaming at you, it’s trying to tell you something.

4. Bald Tires

It may seem funny that one of the most common issues with tires is that they wear out. But rubber tires can’t be expected to last forever. They support the total weight of your car and the motion as you drive. If you take care of your car, the tires shouldn’t wear out prematurely. But if they do, you need to have them replaced to avoid blowouts. Before getting in your car, do a quick walk-around to inspect the tires.

5. Uneven Tread Wear

If you notice that your tires are balding unevenly, with more tread in some places than others, there’s likely an issue with your vehicle’s suspension. If your car is sitting and rolling smoothly, the tires should never wear out unevenly. This type of wear indicates that your alignment is off. A misaligned car can go through a new set of tires in just a few months. For this reason, it’s essential to check your alignment when you get new tires and to continue having it checked yearly.


If you want to avoid tire problems, you don’t have to worry about knowing any of this. Just have regular maintenance done once a month. That will make sure your wheels are always in good shape.

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