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asked in category: General Last Updated: 31st May, 2020

What causes a warped tire?

Over time, heat causes the rotors to warp and you get a pulsation in the pedal and often in the steering wheel, especially under hard braking. If this is the type of shake you have, you should have the rotors checked for warping.

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Hereof, is it safe to drive on a warped tire?

A tire bulge can strain the cords on the interior of the tire and cause the tire to fail. Since the tire is weakened, it cannot handle road hazards such as potholes, curbs, rocks, and other debris. Once you notice a tire bulge, you need to have the tire replaced right away.

is tire cupping dangerous? A cupped tire means that a lesser surface area of the tire is in contact with the ground, resulting in lesser traction. This makes the vehicle harder to turn or brake, making cupped tires dangerous, and urgent action necessary. Cupping occurs when the entire tire tread is not in contact with the ground.

Secondly, what causes tire failure?

One of the most common causes of tire failure is under-inflation. Tires that are underinflated experience excessive flexing in the sidewalls which causes them to run dangerously hot, especially at highway speeds during hot weather. The build-up of heat can lead to tread separation or a sudden blowout.

How can you tell if a tire is warped?

One of the most obvious signs of a bent rim is shakiness and vibration that gets transmitted up the steering column. When a rim is bent and damaged, it will cause your tire to make uneven contact with the surface of the road.

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