Q: My car goes through tires.

asked by on

the rear end is squirelly hardly keep it on the road
My car has an automatic transmission.

This is a common concern on vehicle with worn or broken trailing arm bushings or trailing arms of the rear suspension but is not limited to these components. The area must be looked over by a professional and the vehicle put on an alignment machine to see where the problems are if they are not obvious broken parts. Consider hiring an experienced technician like one from YourMechanic who can come out and point out any damages or worn parts and offer a more personal diagnosis on the suspension repairs needed to be able to align the vehicle properly.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My car goes through tires.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Passenger rear wheel is scraping on suspension

I would first recommend getting an alignment check to determine what the angles look like. Based on this, bent suspension parts should be more easily identified. If the vehicle cannot be aligned in its current condition, camber bolt kits are...

Q: service engine light w/ wrench is on--EGR valve

Hi there - this is a relatively simple repair. The EGR valve is attached to the engine with 2 bolts, and is located on the top of the engine near the driver-side end. It is close to the air cleaner...

Q: Knocking noise coming from my passenger side wheel. Went to check but couldn't find anything.

The noise could be due to a worn outer CV joint. This will be particularly likely if the rubber boot (it looks like a bellows) covering the outer CV joint is torn or missing. You can attempt to view the...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...