Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Why won't my tires spin?

asked by on

Why won't my tires spin?

A: Hi, thanks for writing in. I’d be happy to ...

Hi, thanks for writing in. I’d be happy to help. This would depend on if it is a front wheel or a rear wheel. If it is a front wheel, it is possible that the wheel bearing could be seized up preventing it from rolling. It is also possible that a wheel bearing could cause this on the rear. This vehicle is rear wheel drive so it is also possible that the wheel may not be spinning due to an issue with the rear axle. Finally, if you have drum brakes on the rear and a malfunction of one of the return springs has occurred, this can also cause the wheel to lock up. If you would like help, consider having an expert automotive technician from YourMechanic come to your home or office to inspect and diagnose this issue for you, and make or suggest any repairs as needed.

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: Tires that came from the factory are not good at all

The tires which came with your vehicle should not have had problems with sidewalls cracking or blowing out. I would recommend having the tires checked by the manufacturer for issues or defects which may be covered. To find replacement tires,...

Q: Hissing noise when brake pedal depressed.

Hello, the hissing sound is an internal vacuum leak with in the brake booster. The booster uses vacuum to assist with the brake pedal apply. You will need to replace the booster. If you'd like, a certified Your Mechanic...

Q: What kind of transmission fluid do I need for a BMW 525i 2007 ?

Hi There, The transmission in your BMW 525i is what is called a "sealed unit" which means that the transmission should not ever need to be flushed or have the fluid changed. This means that in the event you may...

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...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
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...