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Tires wearing out on outer edge constantly, what is it?

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Main causes. Not running front tires at max pressure. Wrong toe in settings. Worn suspenion bushings Etc. Vehicle Design in some cases Driving to fast and expecting too much. Not being hurtfull here. Tire rotation. Ride height which affects alignment settings

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Tires need balanced or you need an alignment. Make sure tires are inflated to max cold psi

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Preventing tire wear is about regular maintainence to your vehicle. You should...

Preventing tire wear is about regular maintainence to your vehicle.
You should rotate your tires every 5,000 miles , and keep
your tire pressure at factory pressures as indicated by the tag
inside the drivers door column.
Alignment is another factor in tire wear , look at your tires carefully .
Look for any unusual wear , especally on the inside of the tires,
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As vehicles age , the springs lose their tension to a degree.
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It normally causes inner and outer tire edges to wear rough in
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Both these angles can be corrected by a professional alignment .
Be sure the technician inspects your front end for any worn parts,
as aligning it with them is a waste of money and time .
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