3 Reasons Your Tires Wobble

Posted on: 5 October 2021

Tire wobbles can create a frightening experience on the highway. You can feel the wobble through the steering wheel accompanied by the inability to keep the vehicle moving straight. The problem emanates from the tires, and when not addressed immediately, it damages them. You should take your car to an auto mechanic for an assessment when you notice swaying and shaking. If the problem does not resolve by changing the tire pressure, take it to a tire center for specialized care or for tire replacement. Here are other reasons why car tires wobble. 

Presence of Flat Spots on the Tire

As you drive the car, you will notice that the part of the tire which comes into contact with the ground flattens momentarily. When you park the vehicle at home, the flat spot remains in one part of the tire. The patch could become more permanent and rigid because of cold weather. Therefore, the firm and misshapen part will make the vehicle tremble and sway a little. If the spot is not that rigid, it will work itself out as the tire warms up. In rare cases, the flattened section remains, and you experience the shaking more frequently. 

Striking the Curb

It is not unusual to mount a curb when trying to park or leave the parking lot. Striking the curb can cause severe damage to your wheels and suspension, especially when driving at high speeds. Typically, a hard strike bends or warps your rim and damage the tire. You will notice this damage when the wheel wobbles and sends the vibrations to your steering wheel. The tire center will help rectify the problem by replacing the rim and the tire. If a replacement rim and tire do not help, they will have to repair the suspension. 

Wheel Alignment Problems

Constant use and wear and tear can take your car's wheels out of alignment. At other times, a minor accident misaligns the wheels. You should take the vehicle to the tire center as soon as it develops misalignment. General alignment issues cause gradual damage because of the uneven wear to the tires. Also, when getting tires installed for the first time, ensure the professional has used lead weights to balance them. Poor balance from the start leads to uneven wear and sways on the road. 

It is advisable to always watch out for trembling and swaying when driving, and replacing your tires can go a long way in solving the problem. Also, visit the tire center, and set up an appointment for an inspection when you suspect you might have problems. The professionals will resolve the issue and help keep your car on a straight course.