Common questions

Why does it sound like something is rubbing on my tire?

Why does it sound like something is rubbing on my tire?

When a tire goes bad, you’ll hear a grinding noise while driving. Two likely reasons are because of wheel bearing issues or bad CV joints. CV joints transfer power from the engine to the wheels. You have a bad CV joint when you hear a clunking noise in the tire when making a turn.

Why does my car make a grinding noise when I turn the wheel?

If your wheel bearings are worn, it can cause a grinding noise while turning the vehicle. Poor steering and handling and uneven tire wear are just some of the effects of failing wheel bearings. If the brakes or wheel/hub bearings aren’t causing the grinding noises, it’s time to explore other parts that could be the source of your issues.

Why does my front tire make a scraping noise?

The wheel hub bearing could be getting noisy or the scraping noise could be caused by the brake pad material. The most common cause of such noise is when the metallic material in the brake pad makes a scraping noise when brakes are not being applied and then it becomes noisier when the brakes are applied.

Why does my car make noise when I go over 20 mph?

If you hear the noise above 20 mph it’s most likely a wheel bearing noise but it’s not a bad idea to check the tire tread to be sure the tires are not chopped or worn uneven. If you what to leave me more details about the noise I may have a more definitive answer to what may be the problem.

What kind of tire makes the most noise?

As with the load rating, tires capable of sustaining higher speeds are stiffer and therefore create more noise. In our example, a tire with a W speed rating can sustain speeds of 168mph / 270kmph.

What kind of noises do tires make when driving?

Tire Noises & How To Fix Them: 1 Squealing Noises. Tire squealing noises are commonly heard when you are driving around corners. 2 Tire Hum. Pretty much every car will experience some tire hum. 3 Rubbing Noises. This noise sounds almost as if your tire is rubbing something on your car as it rotates. 4 Popping/Droning Noises.

What kind of grinding noise does a car make?

I have a wierd rubbing/grinding noise coming from the passenger side of my car. When decellerating from about 10 to 15 mph, the noise starts.

Why do wheel bearings make a grinding noise?

Wheel bearings have no play and feel smooth when rotated (took brake pads out to test when spinning) Brake pads are HP+, near the end of life (noise does not change when brakes applied) Noise is different than the typical HP+ squeal. The car is mostly a track duty car, so the wheel bearings see alot of heat and pressure.

Why do I hear a soft scrubbing noise when driving?

When driving I keep hearing a sort of soft scrubbing noise coming from the driver’s side front tire. Ive taken it to a local transmission shop and after driving it they said they didn’t notice anything, but I am sure there is an issue in the works and I’m trying desperately to head it off.

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Ruth Doyle