A sienna van was sitting unused for 4 months, and now makes a noise as the tires rotate, more

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Old 13 Jun 2014, 06:25 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default A sienna van was sitting unused for 4 months, and now makes a noise as the tires rotate, more

noticeable at low speeds.? The noise is like a thumping sounds, and seems to be at the speed the tires are turning.















Should I take it to the shop?
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Old 13 Jun 2014, 06:40 am   #2 (permalink)
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Yes it's very likely we have developed flat spots on tyres. These need replacing ASAP.
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Old 13 Jun 2014, 06:54 am   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, they're flat spots on the tires. I wouldn't replace them though--they usually work themselves out as you drive. I routinely park my vehicle for 8 months each year. The tire flat spots are apparent at first, but the tires round out again pretty quickly with a little driving. Check your tire pressure--if the pressure's too low, the flat-spotting gets worse.
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Old 13 Jun 2014, 07:10 am   #4 (permalink)
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Four months of sitting will probably produce temporary flat spots but falt spots can be permanent. They are not dangerous but can be very annoying.
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