Low-profile tires can have harsh ride

Dear Doctor: Our teenage daughter has a rare condition called “RSDS,” which translates to “every single bump hurts” nerve damage. Can you give me direction on where to start searching for a smooth ride? Molly

Dear Molly: There are many makes of vehicles on the market today. A lot of them have low-profile tires (55-60 series tires). Vehicles with these size tires tend to have stiffer suspensions and harder rides. The only suggestion I can make is for you and your daughter to test-drive as many vehicles you can. Travel the roads that will be driven frequently.

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