Tire question


Old 07-30-20, 06:03 AM
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Tire question


Just getting some insight on this as I just noticed yesterday. My PT cruiser front tire was getting a few pounds low on air so I filled it and noticed the following. The tread seems okay about 4/32". There are 3 groves between the treads across the width of the tire. In one of the grooves ( center one) you can see the cords coming through the rubber. The other tire is not like this. I have always seen this near the side wall where the tire is really worn but never in the grove when you still have a good amount of tread left. Is this bad and should I change asap. Thx
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Old 07-30-20, 06:08 AM
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If you have exposed cords you need to replace the tire! Sounds like an odd scenario for the cord to be exposed? how old are the tires? possible warranty/recall?
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Probably 3 years 20,000 miles
Old 07-30-20, 07:07 AM
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Anytime you can see the cords I would definitely change the tire asap. You could end up loosing a chunk of tread or worse have a total blow out.

Without a picture, the only thing I could picture in my mind is the casing split and is letting the cord show. Either dry rot, cut, defect, etc.
Old 07-30-20, 09:32 AM
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he tread seems okay about 4/32".
1/8"......time to replace, those tires are worn out.
Old 07-30-20, 07:29 PM
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get two matched tires on the front and get an alignment. something is wrong
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