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My tires squeal when I’m making turns. What causes this?

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The answer to squeal noise is:

The usual reason for tire noise you are hearing is caused by underinflated tires, or overinflated tires. Not only will this cause a squealing noise, but it will also cause your tires to wear unevenly and faster. It is very important to check your tire pressure every time you fuel up. A good pressure gauge is a inexpensive but very important tool.

The results of underinflation is edge wear ont the inside and outside edges. Wear to the point where belts are showing, causing poor handling where your vehicle is hard to control, and causing tire noise. This wear can also cause a pulling situation when braking where your vehicle can dart from side to side upon braking. Under infaltion also will poor mileage. All of these situations can be can be dangerous.

The results of overinflation are similar to underinflation with the difference being wear of the center of the tire. This type of wear actually causes more of a handling issue than edge wear. You will experience the front end darting back and forth, feeling every bump and rutt in the road.

My tires squeal when Im making turns. What causes this?

Proper Maintenance:

Practicing proper tire maintenance is extremely important to keeping your tires wearing evenly, keeping them safe, and eliminating tire noise. Our recommendations for you to follow would be:

  • Rotate your tires every 6,000 miles.
  • Balance your tires every 12,000 miles.
  • Have your vehicle aligned every 12,000 miles.
  • Check for worn or loose components every oil change.

Proper Tire Rotation Procedure:

The correct rotation procedure on a rear wheel drive vehicle is to place the left front to the right rear, the right front to the left rear, and the rear tires to the front on the same side. On four wheel drive vehicles, the tires get crossed from corner to corner. On front wheel drive vehicles it is the opposite of rear wheel drive, the front go straight back and the rear get crossed to the front. There are two exceptions to the rule, one would be dirctional tires which would stay on the same side. The second would be different sized tires on front and rear, which do not get rotated.

Replacing Tires:

When replacing your tires, always replace them with a matched set – front or rear. Replacing all four tires at the same time would always be best. Be sure that your tires are properly balanced and properly inflated, and your vehicle is properly aligned to prevent future wear and noise.