Why Do Your Tires Squeal?
Unless you’re at a drag strip and intend to perform a great smoky burnout, chances are that the sound of your tires squealing isn’t music to your ears. Frankly, it’s not music to anyone’s ears. High-pitched, startling, and grating on the nerves, squealing tires can convey that a car is losing control, and the sound is sometimes followed by the crunching thud of a collision.
Tires squeal due to friction. When the rubber of your tires is rubbing on the pavement of the road, squealing is the result. And when it happens in an unexpected way, something isn’t right. Tires are supposed to roll on the surface without squealing, rather than drag or slide across the surface making noise, often leaving some of the tire on the surface of the road in the process.