You can raise the car, put on stands. Grasp the tire and pull/push both horizontally and vertically. If you feel any play then you may have a suspension problem e.G. Ball joints, tie rod, control arm or bushing, bearings.
Having said that, sometimes you can get a bad tire, one that will whine or sound like snow tire at speed.
If it is a front tire making noise, you move the tire to the rear and the noise moves with it, then the tire is at fault.
If suspension is OK, then I would have the tire changed under warranty.
If this started after the new tire was put on, then logic would suggest it is the tire, not a suspension/steering issue.
Sunday, October 26th, 2008 AT 7:57 AM