Tire Shaving Available at Tire Rack

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 by Marshall Wisler

As the number of vehicles on the road with four-wheel or all-wheel drive increases, so does the importance of tire shaving to keep the vehicle's transmission, transfer case and other systems in perfect working condition. Cars and trucks with these systems force all four wheels and tires to spin at the same speed. When differences in tread depth occur, it changes a tire's rotational speed and can cause stress and strain on powertrain over time.

In the event of a flat tire, it's important to measure the tread depth of the tires you wish to keep using a tread depth gauge. Armed with this information, we can then shave down your one replacement tire to match the depth of the other three. This option is great for many drivers as it saves them the cost of having to replace all four tires!

While we don't want to pay for replacement tires after a road hazard incident, tire shaving is a helpful way to lessen the burden of what would otherwise be a much more costly expense. To learn more about tire shaving, read "Matching Tires on Four-Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive Vehicles."

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