I got this message after riding on my spare tire due to haveing a bent rim. I have 24" rims and a pot hole bent the rim. I had it fixed but after the rim was put back on I still got this message eventhough the tires are inflated. would I somehow just need to adjust a sensor. When the wheels were installed the same thing happened and I overheard the tech. say that he needed to adjust a sensor. it took him no more that 2 minutes and it was fine till now.
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The taller the tire, the more comfortable the ride. Low profile tires are meant to be stiff. There's also different quality tires, there's quieter tires, softer ones, etc... If you're drifting and damaging wheels and tires I understand, but if it's common to one rim, and you're driving appropriately, that rim might be bent.
If you have 3o-35,000 miles on your car, you may be due for new tires. Tires will ware out, you may have hit a few pot holes,or had a few flats. Manufacturers usually warrenty tires for new cars for about the same mileage I stated above. If your tires are waring well possibly you only need a wheel balancing. Take your car to a tire dealer in your area , and have them check for you. GOOD LUCK.
FACTORY SPARE TIRE IN TRUNK HAS LARGER RIM. THE RIM IS 2 INCH BIGGER IN DIAMETER TIRE HEIGHT AND RIM WILL GIVE CAR CORRECT WHEEL HEIGHT.IF YOU DONT HAVE FACTORY SPARE TIRE.YOU CAN BUY SAME SIZE RIM THAT YOU HAVE ON YOUR VAN AT SALVAGE YARD PUT USE TIRE ON RIM OR GO TO DEALERSHIP THEY CAN GET YOU A FACTORY SPARE TIRE.
If they have been spin balanced properly, then the wheels and/or tires are out of round or you have a bent rim. The right way to check this is to use a dial indicator and measure the runout of the tire and the rim. A good tire shop should have the equipment to measure this. There is always some radial runout (difference in distance between the center of rotation and the outer surface, both on the tire and on the wheel). When the tires are mounted on the rims, If the high spots of the tires happen to be aligned with the high spots of the rims, this makes the total runout worse. If the high spots of the tires are aligned with the low spots of the rims, the total runout is better. There is a limit on how much runout is acceptable to give a smooth ride. The tire shop should also measure lateral runout, which is the side-to-side variation in the wheel as it spins, or "wobble". If excessive, this would be a sign of a bent rim. Also, with the vehicle jacked up so the weight is off the wheels, you should check for any looseness in the suspension and bearings, which can also cause vibration.
This could be a few things, first try switching a rear tire to the front and see if that helps, you may have bent the rim but you would need to look at it and see is the rim is bent then look at the tie rod end to see if its bent, you could have bent the strut or lower control arm too. i would take a look at the tie rod end and see if its bent, here the thing, you say it wobbles and pulls, a tie rod end or strut or control arm will make the car pull but not wobble, a wobble would be caused by a bent rim or tire witth a bubble and this can make the car pull, tire putting the spare tire on and see if it still pulls and wobbles, if it doesnt then you know its the rim or tire, hope this helps.
There are several causes of a flat:
You may have a puncture. If you've a large tub which can fit the tire, submerge it into the tub and look for bubbles (signifies the source of the leak). else you can pour water over the tire and look (closely) for signed of bubbles forming.
You can patch it (which tire dealers frown upon since they'd recommend that you purchase another tire right away) if you're only using it for short trips, or
you can do what dealers recommend and purchase new tires (they usually recommend purchasing in pairs of 2 or 4 to ensure even grip on both sides).
if you're halfway during a trip, you may be interested in one of those tire foam products which temporarily seals the leak till your next repair
Or you may have driven over something hard (e.g. pot holes) and bent your rims. This may also cause tires to leak and eventually run flat. If that's the case, I wouldn't recommend bending it back unless the rims has sentimental value (assuming you're running OEM rims) - I'd say it's time for a new rim replacement (or even a set of new aftermarket rims) ;-)