Q: Tires wear fast and don’t wear evenly

asked by on

The tires on my 2011 Honda CR-V have worn out much faster than I have experienced with any other car I’ve owned. After 40,000 miles, road noise began to be a real problem. The tires appeared to be wearing unevenly. I had the vehicle aligned but the tires wore out anyway. This made vibrations throughout the whole car too. This is really a strange problem, but I can’t afford to buy new tires every year. What can I do to fix this?

When it come tire wear there are many things that can cause tire wear to seem excessive. First you stated that you had the alignment done. There was a rear camber angle specification change for the rear of your CRV as per Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) A13100I dated October 2013. The TSB change to camber may or may not contribute to your tire wear. Road noise from tires is an indication that rotations not being done often enough. The type, model and manufacturer of the tires you are using will reflect on amount of tire wear, traction, and load ratings. There are a lot of different tires that fit your CRV from different tire manufactures. Each of these different tires will have a tread wear mileage rating that could range from no rating guarantee, to a 90,000 mile guarantee. The lower end tires may last less than 20,000 miles, and higher end will last longer with proper maintenance. I recommend having your tires aligned and adjusted per the manufacturers specifications, and recommend tire rotations to be done at each oil and filter change. Talk to YourMechanic for recommendations on how often to rotate your tires or how to check tread wear patterns for abnormal wear to determine if a problem may be present.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Tires wear fast and don’t wear evenly

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: Squeaking from front driver's side tire

If the noise is heard when turning it could be the strut tower bushings. These are rubber bushings that ride on a bearing. They insulate the strut from your vehicle and aid in turning. Over time dirt gets between the...

Q: broke belt, replaced belt, now car will turn over but will not crank

Check the lower left side of the engine to check to see if the crankshaft speed sensor was damaged when the belt was broke or when the new one was replaced. It has two wires and a connector. The wires...

Q: Honda CRV 2005 VSA light on car is shaking while driving

Hello, thank you for writing in. The VSA (vehicle stability assist) light comes on steadily when there is a problem. If it blinks, it means the system is actively working to control the car and help it steer. If the...

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...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...