Q: Tire sounds like it wobbling up and down

asked by on January 15, 2017

Front driver side tire sounds and feels like it is wobbling or jiggling up and down when I go over imperfections in the road. Makes a thudding or thumping sound. Tire itself seems fine. I'm thinking shocks/suspension?!

My car has 198000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Hi there. What you are describing is common with a broken strut mount, or tie rod bushings that are worn out. However, in some cases, it could be the tire itself that is cupping and causes a washboard-type sound and feel when you’re driving. It’s best to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location and complete a car if vibrating inspection.

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