Q: Tire noise while driving

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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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