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Q: How do I inspect the tires for tire wear?

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How do I inspect the tires for tire wear?

A: Inspecting the tires is an essential step t...

Inspecting the tires is an essential step to keep up fuel economy and prevent premature tire wear and replacement. To inspect the tires.

  1. Remove any glass or stones wedged in the tire tread.

  2. Check to see if the tires have bands of worn rubber or wear marks.

  3. Check to see that wear is even on all four tires.

  4. Replace if necessary.

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