What would cause my tires to warp?

I bought new tires around 65-70k miles and when I took it to Sam’s club they said my tires are warped. Now I noticed (90k) miles they are warped again. It does sound like I am driving a 4×4 lifted truck with big tires even though it’s just a reg ford expedition. What would cause the warping and is it possible it would be covered under a 100k premier ESP Ford Warranty..

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7 Responses to What would cause my tires to warp?

  1. Meagan May 10, 2010 at 12:20 am #

    My sisters tires on her Lincoln did that.My brother in-law is a tire man and he said it was because the tires had been rotated front to back too many times. You may also need an alignment or your pitman arm may need replacing.I’m no expert but my pitman arm was going out when I had new tires put on my Jeep and my brother in law said that if I didnt replace it it would cause my tire to warp.Hope that helps.

  2. 3000GT of Va May 10, 2010 at 12:20 am #

    Something is causing weight to distribute unevenly on the tires. Usually an alignment fixes this issue. Can’t be sure with out further diagnosis.

  3. KIKO P May 10, 2010 at 12:20 am #

    what the hell is "warped"!I’ve never heard of that.I’ve been a tire man for 12yrs. and I’ve never heard of that.If you mean it has like "hi and low spots",like it’s uneven all over the tread,it’s due to lack of rotation and lack of balance.you can "cross rotate" the tires,in other words, rotate them in an "x" pattern,they might smooth themselves out,depending how bad they are.If they have a "bubble" in the tread,they are "separating",which means the steel belts in the tire are coming apart from the inside.the first explanation is not the tire’s fault,you need to rotate tires more often.every 3000-6000 miles is about right.the second explanation is the tire’s fault.it’s known as a manufacture defect.take them back to where you bought them and have them warrantied.as long as they are not legally worn out,3/32 of an inch is D.O.T standard,they should put on new tires.

  4. Garacaius May 10, 2010 at 12:20 am #

    Meagan sounds like she has it. She has gotten good advice from her friends, relatives.

  5. william jones July 4, 2010 at 11:04 am #

    To Mr KIKO P…. You’ve been in the tire business for 12yrs and you’ve never seen a wraped tire?? I had my tires replaced 6 months ago and rotate last month.. I took my truck to the shop to get checked before a long trip this passed week I felt it was shaking a bit… After returning from the trip the shaking got worse.. I noticed that on the front passenger side the tire is FLAT on the inside and normal on the outside.. I would call this wrapped I am not a vehicle expert but get my truck checked regular.. This is not normal MY TIRE IS WRAPED…

  6. Jason July 16, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    to the moron that has been a “tire man” for 12 years and you don’t know what warped means.

    Definition.
    The state of being uneven or bent out of shape.

    so when you say

    If you mean it has like “hi and low spots”,like it’s uneven all over the tread

    Yeah exactly that!

    What a douche!

  7. Rachel December 17, 2011 at 6:39 am #

    Not to mention that you don’t rotate tires in an X anymore. They only rotate front with front and back with back. They’ve been doing this with my tires for years and it’s worked wonderfully. I have the same problem on my car now. I just came back from getting an alignment done and had a balance and rotation done last month, the sound is still there because I waited too long on the alignment, but it’s not nearly as bad. The only way to prevent the sound is to do maintenance regularly: balance, rotation, alignment, and new tires.