Your Vehicle: 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 L4-2.0L DOHC VIN 3
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  Initial Inspection and Diagnostic Overview  

Inspection and Verification

  1. Inspect for signs of uneven tire wear which may indicate a damaged steering component, a need to balance and/or rotate tires, or wheel alignment.
  2. Check tires for:
    • Cuts.
    • Stone bruises.
    • Abrasions.
    • Blisters.
    • Embedded objects.
  1. More frequent inspections are recommended when rapid or extreme temperature changes occur or where road surfaces are rough or occasionally littered with debris.
  2. Tread wear indicators are molded across the bottom of the tread grooves. Replace the tires when the tread wear indicators become visible.