Moto Edito safe riding tips and advice

The handling is different - Why is my Car Vibrating ?

Symptoms: Vibration or shimmy

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Diagnostic: Tires Out of Balance OR Steering & Suspension System Malfunction

  • Tires that are out of balance can cause vibrations that lead to driver fatigue, premature or uneven tire wear and unnecessary wear and tear on your vehicle's suspension.

Solution and advices

  • The solution could be as simple as rebalancing your tires
  • You might also need to fix your steering and suspension system.
  • Visit your tire professional at the very first sign of vibration or shimmy.
  • If rebalancing doesn't eliminate the vibration, have the alignment and/or suspension system components checked.
  • Tires should be balanced when they are mounted on wheels for the first time or when they are remounted after being repaired.

Symptoms: Pulling to One side or Poor steering

Diagnostic 1: Poor Alignment

Uneven front or rear tire wear means that you need an alignment.


Many vehicles today are equipped with rear suspensions that can be adjusted for alignment.

If this is the case, your vehicle may need a "front-end" alignment or a "four-wheel" alignment, depending on the symptoms you are experiencing. See your tire dealer for an inspection.

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Symptoms: Poor handling

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Diagnostic: Tire Damage that Requires Repair

Most punctures, nail holes or cuts up to 6 mm confined to the tread may be repaired by a tire professional using industry-approved procedures.
An on-the-wheel plug-only repair is not reliable and is dangerous. After a puncture the inside of a tyre must be inspected.


The proper repair of a radial tire (most tires) includes placing a rubber patch on the inner liner of the tire and filling the hole with rubber.
Do not attempt to repair tires with tread punctures larger than 6 mm or any sidewall puncture. Also, do not have tires repaired that are worn below 1.6 mm tread depth.
Replace your damaged tire with a spare tire. First, be sure to check the spare tire's sidewall for the correct inflation pressure, speed and mileage limitations. Take your vehicle or tire to be inspected by a tire professional.

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