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Tire bulge

I have a slight bulge in my passenger front tire. Its not due to damage because the tire looks great. It is inflated to recommended pressure of at least 33, just like the other 3 tires. However this tire looks like there is too much weight being applied to just that tire. If I could post pictures I would, its easier to see than describe.

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Does the bulge follow the tire after tire rotation?

If it does, there is something wrong with that tire.

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I don't know

I just bought the car.

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I think this is

The cheapest way to figure out if it's the tire or as you noted, load.

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See below.

Post was last edited on August 18, 2017 2:44 PM PDT

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(NT) Is this in the sidewall
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Continuing...I messed up

If in the sidewall, how large is it in diameter and height? If it's there, draw a chalk circle (or something that will show on black) and move the car. If the circle moves, it's not a load issue. If a large enough pot hole has been hit, it's not uncommon to develop a tire bulge that shows no abrasions to the rubber. I have had that to happen.

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Sidewall

There is no other bulge on the anywhere other than where it comes into contact with the ground. About the only thing I hit ever is railroad tracks, twice a day, to and from work. I've taken a new route but I still can not avoid the tracks no matter what. The new route seems less of a jolt to the car though. The mechanic at my dealership says he thought it looked fine even though he could see what I was talking about.

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Bulge

Take the car to a couple of tire shops and get an opinion.

Those folks deal with tires daily.

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Take it in

I would take it in to a repair shop or tire shop and get their opinion. Driving on damaged tires could lead to a blowout .

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Well

I did take it into where I bought the car and the mechanic there said he could see what I was talking about but didn't see that it would cause any problems. To him he said there wasn't anything to worry about and it should be fine. Still not sure about it myself bc the others tires don't do it.

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yours and your familys safety is at risk

I would get it replaced. it is a sign of possible failure. if you do an online search, just about every mechanical site will recommend replacing it.

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