Q: Tire noise while driving

asked by on February 08, 2016

My tires make noise on the highway.

Several things come to mind. Have the tires always been noisy? did it happen gradually, or all of a sudden? Some tires are noisy even when new. Winter tires or aggressive all-seasons will be louder than a touring tire. Poor wheel alignment or worn suspension parts will cause unusual tire wear and cause the tires to “feather”. This can become very noisy over time. If a belt breaks within a tire, this causes uneven pressure on the road when rolling. This happens all at once. Remember to rotate your tires on a schedule, between 3 and 6 thousand miles. It’s possible you are hearing a wheel bearing noise as well. YourMechanic does not provide tire or alignment services. But we can come out, inspect and diagnose the issue if you would like.

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