Why does it feel like my tire is wobbling?

Driving home from work yesterday, it felt like my front tire was wobbling. I felt super unsafe but didn’t know if I was making it up. What does it feel like my tire is wobbling?

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Answer provided by
Bonnie Stinson
Answered on Aug 02, 2022
It might feel like your tire is wobbling if the air pressure is wrong, the wheel is bent, or the suspension is faulty.
It’s a super scary feeling when your tire is wobbling—and then you start to catastrophize about the wheel flying off the car on the highway. This may be a serious issue, and you should bring your vehicle to a skilled professional for assessment. Even better, ask a mobile mechanic to come to you!
Here are a few reasons you may be experiencing a wobble:
  • Bent or misshapen wheel
  • Incorrect tire pressure
  • Wheels out of balance
  • Loose suspension or malfunctioning bearing
  • Damaged brake drums or discs
Trust your gut on this one. Don’t drive until you’ve taken care of the problem. While most car insurance policies don’t cover wear-and-tear, it’s still worth reviewing your coverage before you get back on the road. For instance, it’s easy to get roadside assistance which can help you conquer your fears and prepare for the future. The free Jerry app can help you navigate coverage questions and find an affordable policy.

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