Why are My Car Tires so Loud?

While some tire sounds are perfectly acceptable, when a hum becomes a roar, it's likely that there's an underlying issue that runs tread deep.

At Manhattan Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, we want our local NYC drivers in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens to be as safe in city traffic as possible. If you're experiencing tire noise that you can hear over the horn beeps of your morning commute, check out our troubleshooting guide to curing cranky tires.

Understanding Tread Wear and Tire Sound

Naturally the way in which your tires are designed will impact the amount of noise they make. If you've just gotten new tires installed made for hauling heavy loads or primed for athletic driving, you'll probably notice a louder hum while on the move vs. the sound associated with driving on a standard, symmetrical tread tire set.

Possible Causes of Tire Noise

Though the reasons for tire noise vary, it all comes down to one inaccuracy that makes a bold statement: uneven tread wear. The following issues that contribute to irregular tread wear could amplify your tire's natural whir:

? Tire pressure problems: Checking tire pressure is probably the number one vehicle maintenance duty most drivers let slip by undone. Since the rise and fall of outdoor temperatures highly impacts the air pressure within your tires (what really gets you rolling!), a pressure problem can cause your tires to buzz a little louder.

To alleviate pressure-related purrs, be sure you check your tire pressure one morning per month before you take your car out for a spin.

? Tire alignment oddities: Suspension issues can also cause tires to sound off for help. Problems with alignment mean that your tires may be contacting the road at a crooked angle and working harder than they should be to direct your vehicle to where you're pointing the wheel.

The various components of your suspension wear down at different rates, so if it's been some time since you've been in for a maintenance checkup, be sure to schedule an inspection ASAP.

? Tire balance drawbacks:Tire balance is a fickle matter. New tires start out balanced but begin to lose their equilibrium as they're used. If the tire noise you hear is accompanied by increased on-road vibrations, your tires have most likely lost their sense of balance.

Mechanics can alleviate this problem by adding (very tiny) weights to offset imbalances and return your tires back to a hushed state in no time.

Visit Manhattan DCJR to Prevent Premature Tire Wear

Searching for the best way to keep tire noise at bay? By scheduling regular tire maintenance appointments with Manhattan Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram's tire-savvy service center, you can be sure that your tires stay on mute. Our maintenance specialists have been exposed to nearly every tire noise out there and can help you quickly diagnose what needs fixing. �

Don't let tire racket blend into the symphony of horn beeps on your daily commute. Schedule a tire inspection with our service team today!

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