Can bad tires cause a humming sound? Maybe. But it is likely due to another reason that is known for making tires loud when you drive.
Can Bad Tires Cause a Humming Sound?
There are lots of sounds you might think are coming from the tires, but can bad tires cause a humming sound? Well, bad in the sense of something is wrong with the tires or wheels, sure. Bad, as in cheap tires: if they wear unevenly, sure.
Womp Womp Sound
The womp womp sound you might hear when you drive is probably caused by suspension problems or wheel alignment problems. You should get the car inspected to find out what is making the noise, especially if your car is bouncing around a lot when you hit a little bump in the road.
When tires start humming, there is likely a problem going on. Check to see if your tires are wearing unevenly. If they are, you might have faulty wheel bearings. Have your car inspected by a mechanic at A1 Performance Auto Repair European Specialist. We’ll let you know if it is just an old tire wear problem or if there is something more serious happening.
When your tires are overinflated or underinflated, it can cause wear problems and noise. Make sure your tires are inflated to the pressure indicated on the side of the tire. The tire pressure indicated in the door sticker was written for the original set of tires. If the tires have been replaced then the correct tire pressure might be different.
Having little rocks, twigs and whatnot stuck in your tread can cause noise. If you aren’t having any other problems, use a dull letter opener or ink pen to dig all that stuff out of your tread. That might solve the noise problem!
Have an Inspection
Stop by A1 Performance Auto Repair European Specialist to have our mechanic on duty check your tires and suspension to see if he thinks bad tires are causing a humming sound or if it is another problem.