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.
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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.

Solution:

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.

Solution:

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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