Can tyres cause vibration? If you car is vibrating or shaking you can pretty much count on your tyres being the cause of the issue. The good news is uneven tyre wear is the commonly the reason as to why you car is vibrating. Replacing or rotating your tyres to stop the shaking is a much cheaper outcome than a trip to your mechanic. You better call the team at Bud’s for a free tyre safety check to check over your wheels and tyres to locate where the problem is coming from.
Diagnose the Problem
Uneven wear on your tyres can cause your wheels to become unbalanced. Unbalanced wheels will tend to shake your car. Uneven tread wear is not only a potential cause of a car vibrating. Tyre imbalance, improperly inflated tyres, deformed tyres, tread separation and bent rims can cause your car to rattle, drift and shake. Vibration feels as though the problem could a lot more sinister as it usually is. Luckily, the problem could be as simple as under-inflated tyres or your vehicle might just be due for an alignment. An easy fix. For off-road motorists the wheel itself can often be responsible for the shaking.
Proper tyre servicing including wheel balancing, tyre rotation and alignment and booking your car in for its regular service will prevent problems such as vibrating and shaking from happening. Do not rule out engine or brake issues and a combination of engine, brake and tyre issues. Your tyre technician will be able to diagnose any further steps you may need to take to combat the issue. We recommend a service every 10,000km or 6 months. You should also rotate your tyres every 10,000km or 6 months. Tyres should be replaced every 3 – 5 years while you should bring your car in for a balance and/or alignment every 2 – 3 years. If the vibration is a mechanical issue check out Gold Coast Patrols and Mechanical, just down the road from Bud’s Tyres.