Royal Automotive

Phone(816) 246-4737
Complete Foreign & Domestic Auto Repair
809 SE 3rd St, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

A Broken Tire Can Shake Things Up

Bad tire

You jump in your car to do a quick errand, and you notice a steady vibration through the steering wheel. You’re sure you didn’t hit any potholes recently, and it sure wasn’t vibrating earlier today…

It could be a broken belt in your tire! Tires are made up of layers of material, many times made from different materials to give them particular characteristics. When a belt breaks, it changes the shape of the tire and weakens the area under the tread. In some cases, the tire might look completely normal!

So many different things can cause wheel vibration. At the first sign of a vibration in your vehicle, first STOP when it is safe and quickly inspect the tires, lug nuts, and tire pressures. If all looks fine, but the vibration persists, Bring it to us as soon as possible. Any cause of vibration can lead to a serious loss of control, and injury.