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What are some causes of noisy tires?

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Causes of noisy tires included the tread design, improper inflation and cupped tires. All these factors can be fixed. I addition, noisy tires can also be caused by terrible road conditions.

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Tread designs manufactured for heavier loads are more likely to make loud noises than are tires designed for lighter loads. Some tire companies, such as Bridgestone, have begun designing treads in a way that the loud noises can cancel themselves out. Improper inflation causes noisy tires as the uneven pattern comes in contact with the road. Cupped tires, which are dips in a tire's smooth surface, can also lead to noisy tires.

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