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Are my tires causing my car to swerve and follow the cracks?

OK so I have 25 -30k miles on my Yokohama ES100's. They are just about ready to be changed. I have been experiencing swerving and abrupt lane changes (not quite) if I drive on roads that are not flat and smooth. Is it the tires or should I be looking at something more complex?

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  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    what would make my 2000 ford f350 start to swerve all over the road?

  • bob fitzpatrick May 23, 2019

    The original Michelin Pilots on my 2000Z3 were terrible about nibbling over any road surface variation. Since I switched brands over the years I haven’t had any problems. Check your tire pressure as low pressure aggravates the problem. I keep all four @ 32 PSI.



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Usually caused by unusually wide tyres/wheels. This is called in the UK 'tramlining' and is nothing to worry about though can be disconcerting. Owing to the increased width of Z3 spec. tyres over standard tyres there is more of a tendency to follow abrupt changes in the road surface. Keep those hands at 'Ten to Two' on the steering wheel.

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