Tire Inspector Tool

The Tire Doctor will see you now. If you notice a problem with one of your tires, we can diagnose it here. Which of the following best describes the problem?

Safe Driving

Vibration

Tires Out of Balance OR Steering & Suspension System Malfunction

Tires that are out of balance can cause a vibration that can lead to driver fatigue, premature or uneven tire wear, and unnecessary wear and tear on your vehicle's suspension. Tires should be balanced when they are mounted on wheels for the first time or when they are remounted after being repaired.

Solution:

Pay serious and immediate attention to vibrations. The solution could be as simple as rebalancing your tires, but it could be as dangerous and complicated as fixing your steering and suspension system. Visit your local authorized Michelin tire dealer at the very first sign of vibration or "shimmy." If rebalancing doesn't eliminate the vibration, have the alignment and/or suspension system components checked.

Pulling to One Side

Poor Alignment
You need an alignment when you notice:
  • Uneven front or rear tire wear.
  • Changes in your vehicle's handling or steering response (e.g., pulling to one side).
Solution:

Many vehicles today are equipped with rear suspensions that can be adjusted for alignment. If this is the case, your vehicle may need a "front end" alignment or a "four wheel" alignment, depending on the symptoms you are experiencing. See your local authorized Michelin tire dealer for service and inspection.

Shimmy

Tires Out of Balance OR Steering & Suspension System Malfunction

Tires that are out of balance can cause a vibration that can lead to driver fatigue, premature or uneven tire wear, and unnecessary wear and tear on your vehicle's suspension. Tires should be balanced when they are mounted on wheels for the first time or when they are remounted after being repaired.

Poor Steering or Poor Handling

Poor Alignment
You need an alignment when you notice:
  • Uneven front or rear tire wear.
  • Changes in your vehicle's handling or steering response (e.g., pulling to one side).
Solution:

Many vehicles today are equipped with rear suspensions that can be adjusted for alignment. If this is the case, your vehicle may need a "front end" alignment or a "four wheel" alignment, depending on the symptoms you are experiencing. See your local authorized Michelin tire dealer for service and inspection.