Q: Tires and rims keep getting damaged

asked by on

The tires and rims on my car keep getting worn and I'm not sure how to handle this problem. Once while I was driving on the highway at a usual speed, the tire made a thudding noise. Then it wobbled and I had to pull over. I found the rim in the seal to be split. This occurred again. First there was wobbling and when I looked at it, the rim was split in the seal of the back tire. What should I do to prevent this from happening again?

Hello. There could be a problem with the suspension on your car. The control arm, ball joint, and inner or outer tie rod could be damaged. This will cause excessive wear on the tires.

There could also be damage to the rim causing the problem that you describe. It is possible that the type of tires that you are installed on the vehicle are defective as well. I would suggest that you have brakes, steering and suspension inspected by a certified technician, who can pinpoint your problem and help follow through with repairs.

Was this answer helpful?
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. Tires and rims keep getting damaged

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: Check Engine light on, air conditioner not working, and car stalls

If your vehicle is stalling and shaking, and the Check Engine light has come on I would recommend having a knowledgable technician, such one from YourMechanic, scan the vehicle for trouble codes. Check Engine lights and engine performance issues may...

Q: Loose gear shift knob. 2013 Scion FR-S

Hello. It is normal for shifter knobs to be a little loose, but this should not cause any safety issues while driving. If you aren’t comfortable with it, you could always replace it with a new shifter knob. The shifter...

Q: P0018

Sensor output has to be directly tested (or the data/waveform viewed on a scanner) and determined to be faulty prior to replacement. If the sensor happens to test good then, the cause lies elsewhere. Code P0018 can set due to...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...