Road noise on my 2005 E500

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Asked by Apr 08, 2011 at 07:37 PM about the 2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I recently purchased a 2005 E500 with 47k miles .Iam hearing what Iwould describe as road noise.Very smooth ride .Could this noise be tires? they are fairlr new.

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Noise is most commonly the tires. "V" cut tread designs tend to be noisier. What tire is on car now? Does car have "Runflats" (Does car have spare). I believe original tires were Bridgestone RE050's. Continental usually a great choice. Michilin will give best ride and durability, but can ne noisy. Road noise and wheel bearing noise can be identical. With such low mileage, wheel impact would be most likely reason for damaged bearing. Most mechanics can test drive and spin wheels in air to determine cause of noise.

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