High Speed Shake/ Outer Tire Wear
Hi everyone, I'm new here and have a couple questions about my sister in laws 08 Patriot. I don't know much, other that what she has told me, which is as follows:
She says at highway speeds, the vehicle shakes pretty bad, and she's gone through 2 sets of front tires in the past year. It drives straight with no pull to either side, yet the front tires are wearing on the outer edges. She also says she hears "noise from the tires". The Jeep garage gave her a ridiculous estimate, and said she needs control arms, ball joints, wheel bearings(front and back), and a few other things that I can't remember.
I'm most concerned with the shaking at highway speeds. I've been told by others that bad tie rods will cause shaking at higher speeds, and ball joints could cause the outer edge wear on the tires?? Also, the "tire noise" she hears, I'm guessing is wheel bearings? I'm new to "new" vehicles, and was just looking for advice before I start ripping it apart. I haven't had the chance to drive it myself yet, so I'm not 100% on what exactly its doing. I hope to check it out tonight. Any advice on common issues with the Patriot's would be greatly appreciated. Thanks