I’ve noticed that my Camry has seemed especially sluggish when it starts from a stopping position. The acceleration just seems slow, but it gets better once I get up in speed. My first instinct was the transmission, but the fluid level is fine and I’m not really feeling that ‘slipping’ feeling. I noticed that my tires are very worn (not bald, but certainly worn to the point where I want them replaced), so I’m planning to get those replaced. However, I’d like to know a little more information so I know what to expect when I go into the shop.
- Could the worn tires contribute to the dragging feeling that car has when it starts to accelerate?
- I’ve also heard noises almost like a rumble shortly after I stop at a light, and rarely when I make any turns. I’m going to have them check the brakes and all, but the brakes seem fine and I never hear that noise when I step on them, only the two scenarios described. Could the worn tires be responsible for that sound too?
I guess ultimately I’m curious what sounds/issues a car could have as a result of worn tires (other than the obvious risks of wet roads, blown tires, fuel economy, etc). Thanks for your help!