Posted by Koert on April 14, 1998 at 01:52:45:
In Reply to: Re: Did Tire Cause Accident? posted by Art Milek on April 13, 1998 at 15:01:40:
Thanks for responding. The tire we're talking about looks like someone set the emergency brake and then dragged the car behind a tow truck, with the tire worn clear down through the belts.
Can that kind of wear develop slowly over time? I think that it's more
likely that the tire was shaved down after the collision, maybe during a
sideways skid with lots of vertical compression. I don't think the tire had
anything to do with the accident.
On my old VW squareback, I remember getting regular cupping patterns around
the perimeter of a tire, but I've never seen a tire worn down flat on just
one side. Does this occur with alignment problems?
Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it.
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