Tire Problems

Here's Some General Answers to Common Tire Problems

WHY ARE MY TIRES WEARING OUT SO FAST?

Treadwear or life expectancy is determined by many factors: driving habits and style of driving, geographical location, type of vehicle, type of tire, how vehicle is maintained, how tires are maintained, etc.

As a result, mileage expectancy is impossible to determine.

Our Limited Warranty covers defects in workmanship and material for the life of the tread or 6 years from the original date of purchase, whichever occurs first. We offer no mileage warranty on the tires that were originally equipped on your vehicle.

We suggest that you have the tires/vehicle inspected by an authorised BFGoodrich Dealer or auto mechanic in your area to determine if there is perhaps a mechanical or maintenance issue that could be contributing to a rapid or irregular wear pattern.

ARE PUNCTURES AND CUTS COVERED BY WARRANTY?

Our warranty covers defects in workmanship and material for the life of the tread or 6 years, whichever comes first. We do not cover tires that are damaged as a result of road hazards, cuts, punctures, impact, etc.

THERE'S A BUBBLE OR BULGE ON THE SIDEWALL OF MY TIRE, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

A bulge or bubble in the sidewall is sometimes the result of damage from coming in contact with a curb, pothole or other object.

A tire that sustains this damaged is not covered under warranty.

If this occurs, we recommend you take your vehicle into an authorised BFGoodrich Dealer immediately, as this could severely jeopardise the safety of your vehicle.

WHAT'S CAUSING THE CENTRE OF MY TIRE TO WEAR MORE THAN THE SIDES?

When the centre tread wears faster than the adjacent tread surfaces, possible causes include over inflation for load carried, rim width too narrow, misapplication, smooth wear after spin-out, improper tire rotation practices, aggressive acceleration or under inflation for certain tire types, such as performance tires.

Please see an authorised BFGoodrich Dealer for closer inspection.

WHAT'S CAUSING MY TIRE TO WEAR UNEVENLY?

When the shoulder of the tread on one side of a tire wears faster than the adjacent tread surface, this can result from a variety of conditions, such as front and/or rear misalignment (example, toe or camber), loose or worn suspension components, hard cornering, improper tire rotation practices, misapplication, high crown roads or non-uniform mounting.

Please see an authorised BFGoodrich Dealer for closer inspection.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY VEHICLE IS PULLING TO ONE SIDE?

Incorrect alignment settings can adversely affect handling. Tolerable camber, caster and toe settings can be verified by a print-out from your alignment/tire shop or vehicle dealer.

If the tires are evenly worn, the alignment is in order and there is still a pull, the front tires should be criss-crossed (as long as they are not a directional tread design) to see if the pull changes directions.

This should be performed by an authorised motor mechanic or BFGoodrich Dealer.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF THE CORDS OF MY TIRES ARE VISIBLE?

Cord material may become visible at the base of tread grooves or slots due to under inflation, misalignment, loose/worn suspension components, hard cornering, improper tire rotation practices, misapplication, high crown road or non-uniform mounting.

If cord material is visible, the tire must be replaced.

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