What Causes the Truck Tire to Wear on the Inside – How to Fix It?

few causes of inside tire wear

Truck tires wearing on the inside can be dangerous and should be fixed as soon as possible. Some causes of this problem are easy to fix, while others may require more work.

In this blog post, I will share with you some tips on how to identify and fix the problem of truck tires wearing on the inside. So, stay tuned, and let’s get started…

Common Causes of Inside Tire Wear 

Rear as well as front tires, wearing on the inside, can be caused by a number of things.

Some of the most common ones that I’ve seen are:

1. Incorrect Inflation Pressure

If your tires are under-inflated or over-inflated, they will flex more than they should, causing the tread to wear down prematurely.

But if there’s extra pressure. it will cause the tire to ride on the center of the tread rather than on the edges, which leads to premature tread wear.

To fix this issue, simply check your tire pressure and adjust it accordingly.

2. Misaligned & Improperly Balanced Wheels

If your wheels are not properly aligned or balanced, the tires will scrub against the road or vibrate, which causes wearing them down prematurely.

To fix the problem, take your truck to a professional to have the wheels aligned and balanced.

3. Worn Ball Joints & Arm Bushings

Ball joints are the components that connect your suspension to your wheels.

When a ball joint begins to wear down, ordinary friction causes the ball and socket to become loose and produce a certain amount of free play.

This free play allows the steering knuckle’s unintended outward movement, resulting in the same result for the tire that can cause the tires to wear on the inside.

Control Arm Bushings are the rubber or polyurethane components that connect your control arms to your chassis.

Just like with the ball joints, when these bushings begin to wear down, they will also cause the steering knuckle’s unintended outward movement, resulting in the same result for the tire that can cause the tires to wear on the inside.

To fix these problems, replace the worn ball joints and control arm bushings.

4. Improper Weight Distribution and Lack of Rotation

If the weight of your vehicle is not evenly distributed, it can cause the tires to wear on the inside as well as outside.

This is especially true if you have a lot of weight in the back of your truck.

Also, if you don’t regularly rotate your tires, they will eventually start to wear on the inside. In some cases, you will see only one tire wearing out faster than the other.

This is because the weight of the vehicle is always on the same spot on the tire, causing it to flex and wear down prematurely.

To fix these problems, redistribute the weight in your truck so that it is evenly distributed. Also, consider rotating your tires every 5,000 miles or so.

5. Incorrect Toe Angle and Camber Angles

The toe angle is the angle at which your tires point in relation to the centerline of your truck.

And camber angle is the angle of the wheel in relation to the ground when viewed from the front or rear of the vehicle.

Additionally, if your shocks or struts are worn out, they will not be able to properly support the weight of the vehicle, causing the tires to flex more than they should.

Worn suspension components can also cause the truck to bounce, causing faster tire damage. To fix it, replace the worn suspension components as soon as possible. 

how to fix inside tire wear

Front Tires Wearing on the Outside Edges

In addition to all the above common causes, these can be reasons for front tires to wear fast on the outside edges…

  • Excessive speed causes tires to overheat
  • Curb damage by hitting a curb or other object with your tires
  • Poor-quality tires that are cheap will not last as long as good-quality tires

In addition, your back tires might keep going bald because you have a lot of weight in the back of your truck. 

Also, if you don’t regularly rotate your tires, it can cause the weight of the vehicle to always be on the same spot on the tire

To fix these problems, redistribute the weight in your truck so that it is evenly distributed. Also, consider rotating your tires every 5,000 miles or so.

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