Eurozone Motors wants you to have the safest and most enjoyable driving experience in your European automobile. These cars are meant to be driven, and part of their allure is how well they handle, even on tough roads. Handling can reflect the health of your vehicle’s tires, and there are some signs that you’ve got a tire problem. Here are four of them and what they mean to you and your vehicle’s tires.
1. Vibration or Noise
Vibration and/or noise can happen suddenly, usually after coming in contact with something that has punctured the tire. Vibration and noise can also happen if you lose a wheel weight or if the tires go out of balance. Another potential cause is a flat spot on your tire created by a sudden stop. If you notice noise or vibration suddenly, check your tires to see if you have a flat or other problem.
2. Pulling to One Side or the Other
If your car or crossover is pulling to one side or the other, this likely has something to do with either your tires or your wheels. Pay close attention to when exactly the pull is happening. If it’s occurring while you’re moving, it is most likely a tire or wheel issue. A tire could be underinflated or the wheels could be misaligned. It if happens while you’re braking, then it’s likely a problem with a brake caliper.
3. Underinflation or Overinflation
When you have too little air in your tire, it’s considered an underinflated tire. Underinflation can be a big problem because it creates uneven wear on the outer edges of the tire’s tread. If the tire is overinflated, that means that there’s too much air and the center of the tire’s tread is primarily what’s in contact with the road. This can prematurely wear out the center of your tread, which is also a big problem.
4. Uneven Tire Wear
When your tires’ treads are wearing down unevenly, this means that there are other issues going on. The wheels themselves may be out of balance or they could be out of alignment. If you cannot remember the last time you had your wheels balanced and aligned, this could be the problem. Failing to rotate the tires also causes patchy and uneven tire tread wear, which costs you tire life.
Eurozone Motors in Los Angeles, CA, can inspect your European automobile’s tires to make sure they are inflated properly and that the tread is wearing down evenly. Call us today to schedule an appointment.