promotion image of download ymail app
Promoted

Car's both front wheels are hotter than the rear wheels?

Update:

Both of the front wheels have similar temperatures. Could this be due to bad caliper or are front wheels suppose to be hotter than the rear wheels?

14 Answers

Relevance
  • 1 year ago

    To add to other answers, assuming you have front wheel drive that would run things a bit warmer.

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • 1 year ago

    Hotwheels

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • zipper
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    Check tier pressure, if to low tiers will run hot. This is one of the reason you rotate your tiers. The front end does all the steering which is hard on the tiers and they do run a little hotter. Some trucking companies put a small mixture of water and antifreeze in their front tiers to reduce this..

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • 1 year ago

    If you have not been braking a lot you can have brake drag in the front or the front tire pressure is too low. Either one has to be fixed. If you have been braking a lot it is normal.

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
  • 1 year ago

    The front brakes do most of the braking and should be hotter than the rears.

    Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • 1 year ago

    Probably caused by friction from steering and braking that the front wheels and tires are undergoing.. more than the rear wheels and tires..

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • 1 year ago

    If both front wheels are about the same temperature there's not a lot to worry about.

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • 1 year ago

    Not necessarily a problem if you've just stopped. The front brakes do most of the work when you brake, thus get hotter and the heat can be transferred to the wheels.

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • 1 year ago

    bad alignment will cause the tires to warm up. so will low tire pressure. so will someone that rides the brakes too much!

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Usually it is so because the disc brakes on the front are lightly rubbing the rotor(they are that close) so it is heat generated from the rubbing action(like rubbing the palms of your hands together to make them warm) The friction produces heat. The front wheels are the first to activate when you apply the brakes while moving forward...and apply the brakes.

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
Still have questions? Get answers by asking now.