A shop rotated my front tires Lt to Rt to stop the car from pulling to the left, now theres vibration in the streering wheel and front end. Do the tires need to be rebalanced?
Tires only have about 15K on them.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
For one you never rotate left to right .
It will cause a change in rotation drirection of the tire and it will wear out faster .
You only rotate a tire front to back on the same side of the car .
The Pulling problem is the toe . You need the tie rod on the rack system adusted .
That will cure the pulling problem .
I Would take it to the shop that can check the alignment of the front end ,'
- Gray MatterLv 51 decade ago
Regular tire rotation promotes more uniform wear for all of the tires on a vehicle. Check your vehicle owner's manual for the manufacturer's rotation recommendations. If no rotation period is specified, tires should be rotated every 10,000 to 12,000 kilometers. The first rotation is the most important. A full size spare may be included in the rotation pattern. DO NOT include a temporary or 'mini' spare in your rotation. When tires are rotated, inflation pressures must be adjusted to the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations. Uneven tire wear may also be caused by misalignment or mechanical problems.
Tire balancing means adding lead weights to a rim to cancel out any heavy areas of the tire. If the tire has a heavy spot, it will cause a vibration when it spins fast, kind of like a washing machine with an unbalanced load when the spin cycle starts. When the wheel starts to vibrate, the vibration can be felt in the rest of the car as well. People often report this as the steering wheel shaking, or the rear view mirror shaking, or in severe cases it has been described as, "like a coin operated vibrating bed in a hotel".
- 1 decade ago
Is it a front wheel drive car? You never rotate left to right anymore! Front to rear and with front wheel drive it is very important, the rear can get chewed up fast, they are lite in the rear and YES balance is important!
- 1 decade ago
Yup get them balanced, you had done 15000 on them after the last balancing done. And also the wobbling (vibration) you are talking about is just because the tyres need a balancing.... This will solve the problem...
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- IronballLv 71 decade ago
Either that or you have a problem in the front end that needs attention NOW!!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Yep, get the balanced