What happens if you ride on a bent rim?
How Serious is a Bent Rim? Even a minor bend in your rim can spell serious trouble for your vehicle when left unrepaired. The change in road vibrations and driving patterns can cause issues with your vehicle’s axles, damage your healthy tires, disrupt your driveshaft, and so much more.
Can you ride on a dented rim?
A ding in your rim won’t ruin your ride unless the impact was enough to give you a pinch flat, but it will affect your braking. You’ll either feel a bump (or pulsation at the levers) every time the pads hit that spot, or the dented rim will rub against the brake pads, increasing your chances for a tire blowout.
What does driving on a bent rim feel like?
The most common symptom associated with a bent wheel is a low-frequency vibration within a certain speed range while driving. Typically, a bent front wheel will cause a vibration in the steering wheel, whereas a bent rear wheel will cause a vibration that’s felt in the seat or throughout the entire vehicle.