Tire Shaving Available at Tire Rack

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."


Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by Sean Havens

How to I include tire shaving service with my order?
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by marshall@tireack.com

To arrange tire shaving, please call us @ 800-428-8355.
Friday, December 5, 2014 by Mike Skir

How does the process work? I'm in NJ do I have to ship these tires out and then get them shipped back to me?
Friday, December 5, 2014 by marshall@tireack.com

Tires that are shaved by Tire Rack must sold from our current in stock inventory. The tires are then sent to your home or preferred installer shaved to the depth you have specified. Please give us a call if we can help.
Monday, September 18, 2017 by Sid

Can I return a shaved tire if I dont use it?
Monday, September 18, 2017 by Tire Rack Team


Once a tire has been shaved, we would not be able to accept it back.
Friday, November 3, 2017 by John

Can I bring a tire in to have it shaved? Or do do I have to order it?
Monday, November 6, 2017 by Tire Rack Team


We can only shave new tires purchased from us.

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