Diagnostic: poor alignment
Proper alignment is necessary for both even treadwear and precise steering. You need an alignment when you notice:
- Uneven front or rear tire wear
- Changes in your vehicle's handling or steering response (e.g., pulling to one side)
Many vehicles today are equipped with rear suspensions that can be adjusted for alignment. If this is the case, your vehicle may need a "front end" alignment or a "four wheel" alignment, depending on the symptoms you are experiencing. See your local Michelin authorized tire dealer for an inspection.
Damaged & Worn Tires
Identify how wear and tire damage occurs with our list of how conditions, climate maintenance, and usage factors impact tire care.
How to Inspect Tires
Learn how to inspect tires by checking for air pressure, tread wear, and overall tire damage with these three simple steps.
Solve tire vibration and shimmy issues and check to see if your need a tire rebalance with these five important tips.
Know when poor handling is the result of tire damage that requires repair in this diagnostic breakdown.
Doing a routine tire inspection is a good way to ensure your tires are safe and at peak performance. Learn how to inspect your tires.
Your sidewall is damaged? Learn about flat tire symptoms, sidewall damage and how to repair your tires with the Michelin tire assessment guide.
Tire Inspector Tool
Have you noticed a problem with one of your tires? Diagnose it here with the tire section of our Tire Inspector Tool.
Tire Flat Spotting
Your tires are flat or soft? Learn about flat tire symptoms, sidewall damage and how to repair your flat tires with the Michelin tire assessment guide.
Tire Inspector Tool Sidewall
Have you noticed a problem with one of your tires? Diagnose it here with the sidewall section of our Tire Inspector Tool.
Tire Inspector Tool Handling
Have you notice a problem with one of your tires? Diagnose it here with the handling section of our Tire Inspector Tool.