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Old 05-25-2012, 02:57 AM   #1
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Noisy Tyres

Morning All,

I need some advice please.........

I recently had three new tyres fitted on my St170 and now while driving i get a loud humming noise like you would hear from a bus or lorry. Its only come since i had the tyres fitted. The tyres my mechanic put on are : Autoguard SA802 215/45z R17 91W. Plz Help???


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Old 05-25-2012, 03:35 AM   #2
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Some tyres make a lot of noise. Nothing you can do about it except change tyres.
If your mechanic will change them for a different brand?
Otherwise you are just stuck with the noise.
Usually it is the tread pattern. large separate tread blocks are the noisiest.
Sometimes it is a combination of the tread and your car's design.
It is normal for some tyres to be noisier than others.
If you look at the USA "TireRack website, you can see reviews of various tyres and in those reviews are how noisy they are compared to to others.

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Old 05-25-2012, 03:45 AM   #3
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Thanks Elizabeth. I'll go and see what he says about changing them after work.
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have you checked your wheel bearings? that could be it as well.
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They make a little less noise once broken in, though.
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I agree with Elizabeth, the bigger tread blocks usually equates to more noise. It's one reason summer tires tend to be a little more noisier. All season tires tend to have more siping and are usually quieter but give up a little handling as a result.
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I agree with Elizabeth, the bigger tread blocks usually equates to more noise. It's one reason summer tires tend to be a little more noisier. All season tires tend to have more siping and are usually quieter but give up a little handling as a result.
For instance, noisy tyres at low speeds. But I love them.

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Iv decided to live with the noise for a few hundred miles just incase it slowly goes away after abit of wear. If not il be getting the tires i usually get and il whack these ones on Ebay.
Thanks for the advice guys
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