Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Cupping on rear tires

asked by on

I have cupping on my rear tires.

A: Abnormal wear and cupping of tires can come...

Abnormal wear and cupping of tires can come from a misalignment of suspension components or even failed suspension components. Leaking/failed rear shock absorbers are a common item for your year model. Have a trained mechanic, like the ones here at YourMechanic, inspect the suspension system for signs of a failure or leaks and determine if your vehicle is in need of an alignment.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Front end shaking.

The speed and conditions where the shaking occurs is the key to diagnosing this issue. For instance if the vibration starts occurring around 55 MPH and subsides after 65-70MPH this could be an indication of a tire/tires that are out...

Q: Brakes gradually tighten on all four wheels while driving and not applying the brake pedal

Hi there. Sounds like the vacuum check valve on the brake booster is stuck. I recommend replacing the vacuum check valve and the brakes will work normally. If you need further assistance with your brakes sticking, then seek out a...

Q: The rpm drops when stopped. It feels like it wants to die then catches to normal, it will do this a couple of times.

Hi, thanks for writing in. I would recommend checking the idle air control valve which is what regulates intake air as it is mixed with fuel at idle and upon slowing down to an idle speed. When this is not...

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...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...