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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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Tire sidewall tear - can it be glued?

Hi, I know the standard response is any sidewall damage replace the tire. These are brand new tires and as you will see no cord or steel showing. Can I just superglue the flap down?
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A bump on the tire. Is it serious?

I have recently discovered a bump on a tire of my 2018 Camry SE. I have had this baby for a month shy of a full year now. The bump may have come from curb rash or a pothole. I am putting up a picture. ...
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Why don't people hand pump their tires?

My bicycle tire go to 60 psi, and I can easily fill them up from nothing with less than 10 pumps. My car tires are at 32 psi, so shouldn't they be even easier? Yet I have never heard of anyone hand ...
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Sidewall damage on run flats from curb. Do I need to replace the tire?

I just replaced all 4 run flats on my BMW less than 2 weeks ago. This afternoon while parking, we ran into part of the curb that is sticking out from the recent rain/flooding, which I hadn’t noticed....
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Is this chipped tire bad enough to replace?

I probably chipped my tire by hitting the curb when parallel parking, the tire only has about 6000 miles on it, but does it look bad enough that I should replace it? here is the image:
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Electric stand up scooter repair of foam filled solid tire

Vehicle: eco reco L5+ stand up electric scooter, max spd 20mph https://ecorecoscooter.com/product/l5/ Tire picked up a 3/4" long sheet metal screw. Now as the picture shows, there's a solid foam-...
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Can I use a 225 70r16 tire to replace a 24570r16 tire if i brake down for a spare?

I have a 2003 jeep Cherokee and the only tire I have for a spare is a 225 70r16 but currently using 245 70r16s. Wondering if it would be OK to use temporarily?
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Is that tire good to use?

It had a small leak (32 PSI after two weeks became about 16 PSI). The shop repaired it and now there is no leak for a few weeks, but I saw it stays expose from outside. What is your opinion, may it ...
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Tire sidewall damage after driving when flat. Replace or fix?

!since I had to drive to go the shoulder this damage is a circle on the tire here is another image.
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should I change the tyres soon?

My car's tires are 3+ years old and the front is like in image. There are some cracks between the treads on the front tires. It is quite similar to what's been posted here: Do these tyre cracks ...
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Should I replace the two rear tires or just the flattened one?

One of my rear right tires need to be replaced and the other rear tire and all the other front tires are at 8/32 as in the picture . For a Sedan driving regularly 12 miles on highway everyday should ...
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Trailer tire gone — use spare or replace pair?

Some rebar popped a tire (ST205/75R14) on my dual axle 3500lb 26ft camping trailer. I'm not sure the year or mileage (bought the trailer used last year), but wear suggests the 4 tires have 60% of ...
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Sliver of tire wall coming off

I parked my car today and noticed that part of the tire wall is coming off. I’m a very cautious person, and so when I seen this I immediately freaked out. I was wondering if I should get a new tire, ...
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Tire blow out 1997 dodge ram

A buddy of mine changed the brake pads on the passenger side of my truck, ran out of time to do drivers side. I drove a couple days not many miles. I was on expressway and my tire started to go flat,...
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What would it be like to drive around on 4 flat tires? [closed]

This question probably doesn't fit that well into this forum, but at the same time I think the people of this forum would have the best knowledge to answer it. This seems like a technical qualifier to ...
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Water in vehicle tyres

Why are some vehicles tires filled with water? What is the reason behind it. Is it done for all the vehicles or only heavy vehicles?
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Hit the curb and scraped my tire; I have no idea if it’s bad/unsafe damage or not

I was driving in my neighborhood, probably only about 10mph but I accidentally wasn’t paying attention and hit the curb. I pretty much drove into it sideways, but it wasn’t very high impact I don’t ...
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Hit curb and chunk out of tyre. OK to drive on?

We're on holiday in Mallorca and managed to hit a curb while trying to navigate through a small town. Rim is scuffed and it cut into the tyre a bit. I will lose excess but insurance will cover. I'm ...
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Question about the damaged rim and tire

First timer here and I ran over something on the highway and this is the damage I got..... should I get the rim replace or is still OK to drive on
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Should I replace my tire

Should I replace my tire or is it fine to drive on
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tire condition - what should i do

the damage is not deep (its on surface only), i do not see the threads. It's front wheel on driver's side. Holds pressure, though I am wondering if the replacement is needed. thanks!
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Should I over- or under-inflate my tires when towing?

We're about to take a trip across the country towing 5000lb (2300kg) with our SUV. It's rated for 9k, so I'm not worried about that, but I'd like to know how much to inflate my tires. Advice on the ...
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Suspension problem or broken steel belt in tire?

I have among many cars, a 2005 Chevy cobalt LS. it's a nightmare! Spend more time under it than driving it. So recently I replaced the front passenger ball joint, and the driver's side rear coil ...
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Curbed tyre is it safe to drive

I think I may already know the answer to my question, just want some second opinions. I curved my tyre yesterday taking a chunk of rubber out of it. Does it need replacing or is it safe to drive for ...
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Could it be possible for both TPMS sensors fail just after changing tires for my three year old Honda Odyssy?

Just changed four Tires for my 3.5 years' Honda Odyssey. Sometimes the solid lights would on when tire pressure was low. After putting air in and drive couple miles the lights would go off. But ...
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Can I get alignment with only replacing 3 tires?

I have an obvious alignment issue and I need to replace the front 2 tires because of the wear that it has caused. One of my rear tires is brand new (replaced a matter of weeks ago), but the other has ...
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Car vibrates and has mild drone at 15-45 mph

I bought a used car with worn-out tires. Between speeds of 14-45mph the car vibrates and produces low frequency growling/droning noise. When above 45 mph, vibrations go away but drone pitch increases (...
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Fix-a-flat or spare tire?

I have a 2012 Mazda3 that I recently discovered has a leaky tire. The pressure light came on yesterday, and we located the low pressure and added 10-15psi. This morning I drove to work, but the ...
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Flap on low profile Tyre - Can this be fixed

I hit a pothole as I was going round a corner at about 30mph, didn’t think much of it at the time, but when I got home I saw this crack/flap in the tyre, I have only recently got this tyre and have ...
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Does this tire need to be replaced

Caught the curb a bit and can’t decide it I need to replace the tire or if it’s repairable. I don’t see any side wall or change in color on the tire. Any opinions would be appreciated
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Tire damage needing replacement?

Today I hit a curb and scarred the sidewall of my tire. Hoping it can be repaired but ready if I need to shell out the money for replacement. Got a few opinions from other forums and a tire shop in ...
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Cut in the sidewalk of my tyre

I was driving at very low speed in a campsite, I turned too early around a corner and hit my inside rear tyre on a rock. Turns out the rock was sharp and slashed a small part of the tyre wall (about ....
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Are electronic tire pressure gauges sensitive to temperature?

Recently, I purchased a quality made German mechanical dial-type tire pressure gauge. This was the only I could find with a quality certificate. The cheap Chinese mass-produced electronic tire ...
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Are the rims for 195/60R15 the same as rims for 195/65R15

I need to replace one rim on my ford focus the tires I have on it currently are 195/60R15, I have another tire on a rim the numbers on the tire are 195/65R15 can I mount the 195/60R15 tire onto the ...
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Nail in sidewall.

Recently just got this nail in my tire. Was told by my local firestone that it’s too close to the sidewall. I just got the tire so I’m not looking to throw away a perfectly good tire on a technicality....
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Crooked steering became straight after tyre rotation

In october last year I bought 4 tires for my car and at same time got the alignment and balancing done. After that the steering wheel angle was a little bit crooked, as the car neither glided to any ...
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Hit a curb, the curb cut off a piece of the tire. Will it needs replacement?

I miscalculated the distance and hit a curb while U turning a few days ago, the curb cut off a small piece of the right front tire and scratched the wheel a little bit. I went to a tire shop one day ...
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How to Remove Volkswagen Jetta 2007 Wheel

Can anyone tell me what to use to get this wheel off? I have a breaker bar but the lug bolt seems to be missing from the car. It has 9-points, so it is not an XZN triple square like I thought.
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Will a 195/60r15 tire fit on a nissan altima?

Will a 195/60r15 tire fit on a 2008 Nissan Altima? When I looked it up it said 215/60r15. Are these tires interchangable?
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Sidewall Damage. Should I replace this tire? [duplicate]

IS it safe to drive with this tire?
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What is causing this gouging to the outer edge of my front tires?

Car is a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer FWD, I try to get it aligned every few months or so and I don't get any hard pulls in either direction if I let the steering go. Also tend to drive on fairly rough ...
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Cut in tyre sidewall - repair or replace?

got a slight cut in the sidewall of the tyre. What do you recommend - repair or replace? Its a fairly new tyre with just ard 11K kms done. Pls suggest. Thanks!
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My front tire sidewall is damaged

My tire sidewall is damaged as shown in this picture. I'm not sure when and how that happened. There is no air leak or any shaking. But I want to make sure is it still safe to drive. I have driven ...
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Torque converter failure - Related to replacing only 2 tires?

I've got a 2007 Honda CRV that I wish to continue to flog for a few more years at least. Yesterday I noticed that the 'D' light for drive on the dashboard was blinking. It stopped once I turned the ...
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Tyre sidewall chipped

Hi I have damaged my tyre wall by hitting car park kerb. Would I need to replace whole tyre?
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Upsizing of tyre to 205/50r15 where actual rim size is 14"

Can I use a 15" alloy with 205/50r15 tyre in maruti suzuki ritz where the actual rim size of the car is 14"?
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cut in the sidewall of my tire

i was just recently in a fender bender where somebody hit my passenger rear side of my truck leaving a nice 3 inch cut in the sidewall of my tire after looking at it, it looks like its only cut ...
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How hard is it to fit a tire? [closed]

Does it require expensive machinery and/or a lot of space? I've considered doing it in the past for mine and my friends vehicles but never seriously investigated it.
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BMW X1 X Drive 2017

Bought the car new on March 1st 2017 from local Strastone Dealer, Derby. Having done 14,000 miles there is excessive wear on the front tyres outer edges. They are Perelli P Zero 225/50 R18 99W ( Not ...
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Differential whine - caused by tyre differences?

I've recently purchased a 2014 VW Golf. There is a whine that occurs which is directly proportional in noise to the car's speed - so it appears related to the final drive. From what I can determine, ...