Feel from the Wheel
One of the easiest ways to tell when something is not right with your tyres is from behind the wheel. Most of us would have encountered steering wheel wobble or vibration when we’re driving. But what does it mean?
In most cases, vibration through the steering wheel can mean that a wheel is out of balance. Tiny - but important - weights are used to counterbalance the heaviest part of the tyre and wheel assembly
If that weight becomes loose, the wheel will wobble – and the faster you’re travelling, the more it will wobble – which will increase tyre wear and is potentially unsafe. The good news is that your Bridgestone Select technician can easily fix the problem using Bridgestone’s Ultra-Ride System .
Wheel wobble or pulling
If your car feels as though it’s pulling to the left or right – even though you’re steering in a straight line – that could suggest a problem with your wheel alignment.
Wheel alignment can get out of whack over time through general road use or incidents such as hitting a kerb. Bad wheel alignment isn’t just annoying – it can also dramatically increase the wear on your tyres.
Correct wheel alignment is achieved by adjusting a car’s suspension and steering components to ensure the wheels are perfectly aligned to deliver the least wear on the tyres.