Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: When I drive mostly slow, but also when I'm going fast the front right tire has a bounce to it. New tire, what could it be?

asked by on

When I'm driving it bounces almost feels up and down. When I'm driving slow it's got more of a bounce, when I'm going faster it still bounces just not as bad. I just put all new tires on so I know the tire is not the problem. I'm just not sure if that is a tie rod problem, a strut problem or what haven't done much work on vehicles besides basic work. Thank you for any information you can give me and thanks for your time.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, thanks for writing in about your Chevrolet Monte Carlo. If the problem did not start until you installed the tires then the tire is most likely bad and has a flat spot. I suggest taking it back to the shop that installed it to have them recheck the tire. If they’re not able to pinpoint the issue, have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, diagnose the bouncing you’re experiencing for an accurate repair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 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
  • Home
  • Questions
  • When I drive mostly slow, but also when I'm going fast the front right tire has a bounce to it. New tire, what could it be?

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: Low idle in gear way to low, why?

Claimed by Tim Charlet

Q: Egr valve insufficient flow

Insufficient EGR flow is probably not the cause of the rough or low idle and thus is just a coincidental fault. You should repair it and perhaps first, just to be absolutely sure, but rough idle is more likely due...

Q: Just had the front brakes changed yesterday, along with an alignment and when I drive a shearing/screeching sound from the tires.

It sounds like something may have gone wrong with the brakes. I would recommend having the brakes rechecked to make sure that nothing is rubbing the rotors such as the dust shield or the caliper bracket. If you did the...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
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...