Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: All 4 tires on my car have premature tread wear

asked by on

My car was purchased new and now has about 20,000 miles on it. The tires (OEM 15" Firestone F740 with a tread wear rating of 400) are down to 2/32's. All four tires are worn evenly, and they have been rotated every 7,000 miles along with oil changes. I spoke to Firestone and they said to take the car to a local Firestone shop, and the shop told us that nothing can be done and OEM tires are not pro-rated. I feel like this much wear on the tires is premature. How can I deal with this? Should I just buy new tires

A: You will have work through Firestone. This ...

You will have work through Firestone. This is the link to the warranty info for the F740 tire and on page 23 is the contact information to their customer relations department.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Need tips on replacing headlight bulbs on my car

Sometimes the headlight wiring connector can get heat welded onto the bulb contacts. Remove the rubber gasket and unclip the bulb from the headlight assembly. This will allow access to the bulb with the wiring and then the wiring can...

Q: Which coolant to use

Considering your distance from a Toyota dealership, I would simply use water to bring the reservoir bottle to the Minimum level marking until you get the proper coolant. I realize you are just topping off the level with a small...

Q: Cracked,dry-rotted tires with good tread still

Rubber degrades over time. Your tires are constantly exposed to the atmosphere, o-zone, etc. The rubber goes through constant heating and cooling cycles causing the rubber to get harder and eventually crack. As a rule of thumb, for safety sake,...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.