Burning smell & heat coming from tire...
Yesterday I got out of my car and I noticed something that smelled like burning plastic or burning rubber. At first I just thought maybe it was something around the location where I parked, so I thought nothing of it. Later when I got home, I noticed the same smell, so i decided to check it out.
I noticed the smell appeared to be coming from my left rear tire. On further inspection, there appeared to be a lot of heat radiating from the tire even when the car had been turned off for a few minutes. I put my hand about 6 inches away from the center of the tire, near the brakes, and I could feel the heat. None of my other wheels appeared to have this condition.
Last time I had my car in, I had my rear brake pads and rotors replaced. Any idea what's going on here? It kind of seems like maybe the brakes are stuck or something? I didn't notice the car running differently, at least significant enough for me to really notice...