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.

A: Hello, thanks for writing in about your Che...

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: Key fobs not working

Hi there. A lack of communication between your key fobs and your vehicle can point to the receiver that detects your key in its presence. Also, your key fob battery itself can be completely dead or no longer be communicating...

Q: Check Engine light coming on and car bucking.

A flashing check engine light is a warning that there is a misfire in the engine that will damage the catalyst in the exhaust. The catalyst is what cleans up the exhaust emissions that come out of your engine. The...

Q: Rear tires on passenger side locked up

I would not drive the vehicle until it is looked at, as it is possible for the fault to cause an unsafe driving condition. When a brake locks up without any reason, it is most likely caused by a failure...

Related articles

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...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.