Q: Grinding noise from tire

asked by on February 19, 2016

There's a weird noise coming from my tire that sounds like it's sort of grinding, but it doesnt seem to be getting flat or having any problems driving.

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If the noise is constant, it may be the bearings. If the noise is only when braking, the noise may be brake related. Bearings typically make roaring/howling noises, while brakes typically make squeaking/grinding noises. A test drive and visual inspection should easily determine the cause of the noise. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, can assist you in diagnosis and repair.

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