Performed in a controlled environment, tire shaving purposely reduces a tire's tread depth uniformly across the tire's width to ensure even tread depth. To most people, reducing the tread of a new tire seems illogical. In truth, there are a couple of benefits to shaving tires.
Matching tread depth on all four tires is important for maintaining balanced traction and predictable handling of your vehicle. This is one of the benefits of proper tire rotation. When only a single tire is needed, shaving the new tire to match the tread depth of the remaining three is a more cost effective solution than replacing all four tires.
Aside from performance advantages, even tread depth on all-wheel and four-wheel drive vehicles is necessary for mechanical reasons. As all four wheels are essentially "connected together," one or more tires rotating at a different speed (revolutions/mile) can place a strain on the driveline components, which can lead to damage.
While the cost of our street tire shaving service will range from $25 to $35 per tire, it is significantly less than the cost of replacing two or three good tires. Contact one of our sales specialists for the benefits of tire shaving.