With the number of AWD cars on the road, you'd think that tire shaving and truing would be more popular. But I had to call the manufacturer of the truing machine and obtain a buyer's list to find anyone in my area that does it. Even still, there's only 5 people on that list in all of NYS. The guy closest to me, only one on the island, said he'll do it, but he mainly deals commercial and he sees no need for me to do it.
I recently had a blowout on one of New York's infamous potholes and I JUST REPLACED all my tires (due to another pothole earlier in the year) a year ago. Needless to say I don't want to do that again... money aside, it kills me to be throwing away perfectly good tires given the environmental impact of tires.
I saw Tire Rack offers tire shaving so that you can match the wear with the other tires, but you need to also buy your tires from them.
So why is this not more common? Are there laws in place against it (like tire retreading )? I mean the only thing I can think of is it's probably not very profitable, given that tire shops are in the business of selling tires, they'd rather you buy 4 new ones. But that's all I've got.