WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM

  • Tiny
  • chavezmoore
  • 2002 Kia Optima
  • 13,700 miles

I have a 2002 kia optima when I drive it sounds as if the wheels are skidding. Also its exsessive wear on the tires in front and in back. From about a one mile drive tires were shredded down to wire. What could be the problem

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 AT 2:42 PM

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  • Tiny
  • hmac300
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Have your front end checked for alignment and front end problems.

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 AT 4:38 PM
  • Tiny
  • chavezmoore
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What causes the wear on the tires. Also how can I tell if there are other issues such as steering and suspension

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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 10:52 AM
  • Tiny
  • hmac300
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The wear is caused by the alignmenet being out of whack. If you have hit a curb or something similar it could do that. Or worn suspension pieces that have made it go out of aliignment. Also not rotating your tires every 7000 miles or so.

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Thursday, May 31st, 2012 AT 1:07 PM

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