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Questions tagged [tires]

A petroleum based rubber mounted on the wheels of vehicles to provide a higher friction coefficient between a vehicle and a road surface.

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Hit a curb and damaged the rim. Is it separating? Is it safe to drive until repair in a few days?

I grazed the curb on a right turn. Is it safe to drive? Is this the rim separating from the tire, or another problem altogether?
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Tire sidewall cut. Thoughts?Replace?

So I hit this curb yesterday at night and today I checked and has a cut on the tire. I wasn't planning on replacing it but after pulling a bit I can see that part inside. Is it bad (2017 car):
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Why use snow tires on all 4 wheels on 2-wheel-drive cars?

In a car without four-wheel drive—if the car provides drive power on only two wheels—why put snow tires on all four wheels when the freeze sets in? Would it not be sufficient to change just the drive ...
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A strange mark on a tyre after motorway shrapnel?

What are these strange cut marks on either side of my car tyre? I had a puncture on the motorway because of shrapnel, I didn't know about it until after had taken an exit and decelerated. Within a ...
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'Chunks' missing from side of tire..Dangerous?

Just inherited sis in laws Audi--and discovered this chunk of tire missing from front drivers side tire. It might have been there a while. I'm torn between having to replace it ($$/€€€) and not ...
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Right drivers side tyre scraped curb, missing chunk - Honda Fit

Please forgive me if I’m not using the correct terms, I know nothing about cars. Earlier today I was driving in a parking lot and scraped up against a curb. Upon further inspection the car itself is ...
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Impact of different front tyre size

My Peugeot 5008 has just failed MOT because of wrong front tyres size. The driver side is 215/40/18/85/W with (Tread, outside 5.5-centre 5- inside 5.1 mm) and the passenger side is 215/45/18/93/Y with ...
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Tire chains appear to touch suspension components?

Years ago I bought some chains for my truck (2005 Tacoma 4x4) just in case I'd ever need them. I have tires sized 265/65-17 and I have confirmed that these chains are intended to fit that size tire. ...
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Do I Need to Replace This Tyre (Slight Cracking)

I got my health check video through during my MOT which I passed. This tyre still has nearly 4mm tread left, but the garage advised replacing because of slight cracking, seen between the treads here. ...
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Tyre tread on Audi S3 with Quattro

I need to replace one tyre on the rear axle of my '15 S3 Quattro. How important is it to keep the tread pattern the same for tyres on the same axle? I've been told different treads on the same axle ...
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2014 Honda CRV, LX Trim Package

I purchased a 2014 Honda CR-V, LX trim Package. It came stock with the metal 16 inch wheels and 215 70 R 16 tires. The specs on the tire are: Diameter 27.9 inches Wheel 16 inches Sidewall 5.9 inches ...
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Tires too big for the car?

About 6 months ago we took my daughters '03 Volvo S60 to a national chain and purchased new tires for her. They installed 205/65/R15 tires. Since that time, I have noticed that her tires seem low an ...
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How best to store tyres?

So for the first time I've got separate winter and summer tyres for my car (I'm in a mild climate, so it's not usually necessary, but this one came with winters, so I picked up a set of summers to go ...
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Rear wheel air leakage while riding(royal enfield classic 350)

Air leakage on rear wheel while riding.The rear wheel got wheel wobbling from last five month onwards,Then i took into RE service center and they did wheel alignment and changing swing arm bush. Even ...
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Why are shops that do tire shaving and truing so hard to find?

With the number of AWD cars on the road, you'd think that tire shaving and truing would be more popular. But I had to call the manufacturer of the truing machine and obtain a buyer's list to find ...
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Cracks near the tyre tread. Are they concerning?

The guy at the tyre shop tried to convince me that my tyres need replacement. My car is just above 2 years old and I plan to change them after 3 years. Please have a look at the picture and advise.
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Off road tyre and rim for Audi A3 quattro

I'm plaaning a "loop" of Australia in an Audi A3 quattro, which I estimate at about 15,000 kilometers total. The majority will be on sealed roads but I expect the more interesting aspects of the drive ...
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Winter Tires - 2017 Audi A3

I have a 2017 Audi A3 Sedan. The all-seasons on my car are 225/40R18. I’m looking at 16” inch tires and wheels due to huge cost difference. Can I get a set of 205/55R16 tires and wheels package? Will ...
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Tire sidewall sratch - pls advise

Pls let me know if this needs replacement or repair Thank you
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When buying a new tire at car shop, they pumped the new tire and it popped loudly, is that normal?

My ears don't hurt, but my left ear feels a little blocked afterwards. I was standing a meter and a half away from a machine that fits rim into the tire, while also pumping air or something. The tire ...
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Restudding winter tires

Alright so i know the pros and cons of doing it, and i promise you I've done a bit of research on the subject. I have 4 "studded" winter tires that are beginning their 3rd season. I use quotes ...
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DIY solution to test for a slow leak in a tire?

I have a slow leak in one tire; every couple of weeks it's down to 18PSI from the desired 30PSI. I'd like to find the leak, but I'd rather not pay $$ for some "professional" soap solution to detect it....
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Car tires squeal on low speed when turning. Rubber squeal

My 2015 Toyota Corolla is squealing when turning at low speed inside car parks and smooth surfaces. I previously drove a 1980's Mitsubishi and never had problems like this. The tires are fairly new. ...
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I chipped my back tire, should I get it replaced?

I was coming through a drive through at a restaurant and I did not see there was a little corner hidden and chipped off the back sidewall tire. I didn't immediately check the tire out till I got back ...
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Cut on the sidewall - is this safe or should i replace?

I am not sure if this is a cosmetic damage or a structural damage in the tire. The tire is a Bridgestone Turanza 225/40R18 in front. About 18k miles and almost 5 years old. I don't know where I got ...
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Different width tire?

My car has 225/50r17 tires. I have a set of four winter tires from my last car that are still good. They're 215/50r17. Given that they're fairly close in side, with the same radius, just 10mm thinner -...
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Do I Need To Change the Tire If the Sidewall Is Damaged Like This? Is this cosmetic or safety hazard?

The front right tire of my car got a sidewall cut as shown in the picture. Should I replace the tire? I'm wondering if this is cosmetic or safety hazard. This is Tesla model 3 with about 8000 miles ...
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Uneven tire tread causing worrisome traction problems - wlll this fix it?

I'm running a set of staggered run-flat Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2's on my RWD. Fronts are 225/40//19, rears are 255/35/19. I've been driving with the passenger rear tire much newer than the rest ...
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How much damage will occur to a tyre which is flat for a week?

On Monday, when I took my car out, it felt normal, but after about 300 meters on a busy road, another driver said my rear tyre was flat. I returned home and parked my car on the road in front of my ...
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Tires of the same model but different sizes - how much difference in quality and performance?

ADAC tested winter tires of size 175/65 R14 T and 205/55 R16 H this year (in English: 175/65 R14, 205/55 R16). I would like to buy a set of size 185/65 R15. Question: Does it make sense to base the ...
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Why is it recommended to place the new car tires on the rear axle?

When buying a pair of new tires for a car, it is presumed they are better than the (worn) tires being replaced. Isn't steering better when you put them on the front? Why is it recommended to put the ...
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WINTER TIRES - I have winter tire set of 215/60/16 for my Camry 2007 I want to fixed for my Nissan Rouge SV with tire size 225/65/17

I have winter tire set of 215/60/16 for my Camry 2007. I want to fixed in my car Nissan Rouge SV with tire size 225/65/17
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“Iron wires” showing through sidewall

I purchased my Suzuki Alto K10 car in 2011. In 2017, I fitted the stepney (AKA "spare tyre") and have driven almost 15000km. Recently I have observed some iron wires came from side wall of this tyre,...
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Is it absolutely necessary to replace all four tyres on a manual 2008 Subaru Impreza?

I destroyed a back tire on my 2008 Subaru Impreza manual transmission with viscous coupling. The manual says all four tires must be the same size. The spare tire must only be mounted onto the rear ...
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Can I change my 205/60r16 tires with 205/55r16 tires?

I am changing my seasonal tire to winter tires. My seasonal tires are size 205/60r16. Is it okay to change them with 205/55r16 sized tires?
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Shaking on winter tires

I recently had a customer come back with the complaint that around 110km/hr the vehicle is very shaky after installing winter tires. I retorqued all four tires and none of the lugs moved. Air ...
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Tire Damage Requires Replacement?

Got some curb damage to this tire, but haven’t experienced any deflation. Is this something that will require replacing the tire?
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2001 subaru outback tires question

I have a 2001 Subaru Outback needing new tires. The originals are 225 60 16, but I was wondering if I could go with 225 75 16 and not have the tires rub. Would this matter if I went with the 225 75 16 ...
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Clarification on Toyota Coralla Winter Tires

I placed an online order today for 4 wheels and 4 winter tyres Wheels - 15 in steel Wheel - X 45921 Tire - 205/55 R16 Clarification - Will R16 tyres fit on 15 in Steel wheels ? ...
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Do I need a new tire?

I noticed I had a flat in one of my tires so I made a trip to the nearest shop to get air now my tire has a ring around it showing where it rubbed against the rim! enter image description here
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I got new tires installed and now the left rear brake is stuck

2008 Honda CRV. Like I stated, I got new tires recently. I was trying to save a couple bucks, and went with a body shop that had a tire balancing machine. I think they messed up, because ever since I'...
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Sidewalks damage continued

I had asked about this “cosmetic” damage done to my sidewalk due to curb rash earlier throughout the week. Would putting some adhesive such as rubber cement be okay for this. As shown I don’t see any ...
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Side wall damage

Is this okay to drive on? Recently noticed this after getting some curb rash on the rim the car is basically new. Dealer told me it’s cosmetic damage but I’m not to sure
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Winter tire question

I am attempting to get a straight answer regarding winter tires. The size as shown on the inside of the door is "215/60R/15". I am told that I can use 195/65R/15 and 205/65R/15 tires as well. Is ...
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installing a locking lug nut

When putting the lug nuts back on after replacing a spare tire you're supposed to tighten them in a criss-cross pattern. So what do you do if you're replacing just a single lug nut? Do you go through ...
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tire sizes comparison

I have a 2018 Kia Rio tire size 185/65r15. I have four winter tires on rims from my 2014 Kia Rio size 195/55r16. Iknow there will be a slight difference in speed but will they work(clearance etc ) on ...
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Periodic tire noise, no steering wheel wobble

I changed to studded winter tires (or wheels, actually) on my 2016 Toyota RAV4 hybrid 4 days ago. After driving the car about 200 km, it became apparent that the tire noise is unusually high and ...
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How does tire pressure vary as a function of temperature?

Today, I changed my winter tires. I estimate the storage temperature is about +10 degrees Celsius. The average operating temperature is expected to be about -5 degrees Celsius. I measured the tire ...
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Can I replace my 220/40R18 tires with 225/50R18 tires?

I have a set of summer tires that are 225/40R18 90Y. Can I replace my 225/40 tires with either the 225/45 or 235/50?
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Why are larger sidewalls typically preferred on winter tires?

I've got a set of all-season tires that are 205/55/16 and a set of winters that are 215/65/15 (or 205, I can't remember off hand). I've found this to be the trend in winter tires, a taller sidewall ...