What is causing my tire to squeak when turning?

If your tire is squeaking when it is turning, it may be scraping against the frame of the car. This could be a sign that a tire you recently bought is the improper size. Tires come in many different sizes, and the exact number of your tire‘s dimensions can be found on the tire‘s sidewall. If these numbers are off by even a little bit when you go to purchase a new tire, you could notice noises upon turning (if the tire is too big).

Improper sizes of tires can cause abnormal tread wear on the other tires as well. If one tire is bigger or smaller than the rest, the car will lean one way, and the tread wear of all the tires will be uneven. This can lead to tires wearing and being ready for replacement much sooner than normal, which can get quite expensive.

If the tires only seem to squeal when you are pressing on the brake pedal, you may have a brake pad problem. These pads tend to wear over time, and can become noisy when they are worn. You should have a mechanic examine the vehicle to see what the problem is.

Related posts:

  1. Is a tire alignment necessary for car maintenance or only when you need it?
    Tire alignment is typically necessary for proper car maintenance. If you wait until someone tells you that your tires need to be aligned, this means...
  2. How do I fix squeaking brakes that only squeak when in reverse?
    If your brakes are squeaking at all, this is a symptom of a brake pad issue. The fact that they are only making a strange...
  3. What would cause a manual transmission car to lose clutch control and also simultaneosly not start?
    A manual transmission car will lose clutch control and not start if the clutch is failing and needs replacement. Since the clutch is necessary for...
  4. How do I find out the recommended tire pressure for my tires?
    The maximum tire pressure for any tire is printed on the sidewall of the tire itself. Exceeding this amount (which is listed as PSI, which...
  5. How long do you hold a digital tire pressure gauge in a tire to get an accurate reading?
    First, make sure that your car is parked in a location that will allow you to safely work on the vehicle without the dangers of...

Category: General | Tags: , , , , | No comments yet

Comments are closed.