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There is a sound coming from my tires, so I was told by a Mazda manager, due to the fact that my tires were not rotated when they should have been. The sound is getting louder. A thumping sound. It occurs to be louder when I drive slower and getting more so. My tires warning light is also on more now that the colder weather is upon us. It makes me nervous as I love the vehicle and the tires are still good. I now have 33,000 miles on the car.

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Make sure you have enough air pressure in the tires and the thumping could be tire ply seperation

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