I was wondering if someone could help me. A couple of weeks ago I came home from work to find my front passenger side wheel completely deflated. I didn’t think much of it at the time and thought someone must have let it down. However, ever since then I have had a very low pitched intermittent ‘whomp’ sound coming from it, when braking at a low speed. When the car comes to a stop, so does the noise.
I’m beginning to suspect that the tyre being deflated was due to it not being properly sealed to the wheel. I’d parked half on/half off the pavement outside my house with the passenger side on the road. I assumed the tyre deflated because it couldn’t handle the weight of the car on the tyre. I’ve inspected the tyre and there are no obvious punctures and the wheel has remained inflated ever since and I’ve now agreed with my housemate that I can use the drive to park it on for the time being to stop it happening again.
However, before the deflation everything was fine with the car and there was definitely no ‘whomp’.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what it may be/ways to check what it is myself and/or potential costings of taking it to a mechanic?
All help and suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks