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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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Front right wheel making low pitch screeching when driving

Whenever I reverse at low speed at full lock the front right wheel makes a low pitch screech. The sounds is now starting to occur when driving forward. Tapping the break gets rid of the noise ...
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Car tires sitting in water will it cause PSI problem?

About a month and a half ago we had a hurricane hit the area I live in. We had some bad flooding in my apartment complex and since my car was parked outside it stood in the water about a good 2-3 days....
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Rotated tires, now alerted to tire pressure low

Honda Accord 2020 I had my tires rotated at 5k miles at dealer. When I brought vehicle home, it alerted tire pressure. I manually checked tire pressure, all good. I reset, I believe, according to ...
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Rationale for different tire rotation schemes depending on drive axle

Different scheme are almost universally recommended for tire rotation on front drive and rear drive cars. See, for example, these instructions by people who should know. The general idea seems to be ...
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Tire width vs weight and fuel economy

215/85R16 weight=35.7lbs 245/75R16 weight=31.8lbs The diameter is the same for both. Same tire just different dimensions. My thought, the heavy but skinny one is going to be better on the highway but ...
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How bad is riding with road tires off-road?

I am planning a small trip and from looking in Google Maps satellite view, it seems that a dirt road is leading to my accommodations. As I have pure road tires, I was wondering whether I should change ...
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Replacing only one strut with something very similar

I was looking to buy a 2013 Lexus and realized the left front strut is leaking, the right one looks fine. So I asked the dealer to fix it for me and he gave me 2 options: He can find a strut from ...
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What are the limiting factors for braking performances?

In a car with disc brakes, the performances (how long it takes to brake, how many braking cycles can be performed without overheating, brake power before locking the tires, and so on) depend basically ...
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Off road tires for a Subaru CrossTrek.2018 what needs to be done to get a good 75 height tire?

I just bought a 2018 Crosstrek. It has OEM tires on 18 inch wheels. I will be doing a lot of desert travel so I want a quality tire that I can safely deflate for extended miles. I have been doing some ...
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How to install pcs 4x100 14 rims on pcd 4x113 of the same 14 inch rims?

The pcd size of Maruti Zen is 4x113 of 14 inch rims. The 113 is measured in millimetres. So, comparing the above pcd with another pcd of 4x100 14 inch rims gives a difference of just 13 millimetres ...
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What can cause knocking sound when pressing and releasing gas pedal?

I hear a knocking sound whenever I pres the gas pedal and accelerate fast, or when I quickly take my foot off the gas. I hear it at low speeds 25-40mph. Just replaced the CV axles, put on new tires, ...
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I am in dilemma, need to change tyres/rims [closed]

I previously upsized my tyres which are now wider since I wanted it to be more stable on the road without performing major modifications, but that decreased the diameter by 0.4%. I thought that wouldn'...
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Vibration at speeds between 40-47mph

I went on a road trip of about 870 miles. I hit a speed bump at night because I couldn't see it due to absence of road lights. I applied brakes aggressively as soon as I saw the speed bump and I think ...
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Can I change all tires to use different sidewall ratio?

So I'm needing new tires, and I'm looking at some times that might better suit my needs, and while they're same width and rim specs, the sidewall ratio is different. Current is 235/50 r18 and the one ...
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What to do with a new lone tyre?

Someone gave me a totally new 215/70/R15 tyre and I am wondering if I should throw it away, give it somewhere or sell it? What can I do with it? Can people in the industry take lone tyres and sell ...
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Car bounces at 40+ mph after new tires added

As stated in the headline, my car is bouncy when driving at speeds around 40mph or over (not sure when it tapers, I drive almost exclusively within city limits). I had new tires installed less than a ...
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Need help with my tyres peeling

My offside front tyre is peeling tread but the other 3 are in very good condition. Why is this happening? All tyres are inflated correctly as well. Do I need an alignment? Thanks.
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Correct PSI for aftermarket tires on aftermarket wheels?

I drive a 2017 Mercedes GLC 43 AMG. After replacing the original tires (staggered) with new wheels and tires of a different size, I have been unable to get an answer to the question of the correct ...
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Tire moves when brakes are applied, car slides/jaunts sideways when you accelerate or apply the brakes

My 2011 HHR failed inspection because when the brakes are applied the drivers side tire moves back and forth, front to back movement. When I purchased it there was an issue that I didn't think was as ...
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My tire sidewall was damaged. Chunk taken out. Can I repair and keep or need to replace? [closed]

I just noticed a chunk of tire hanging on my sidewall and a large abrasion to the rim. The height is 1.5 inch and width is 1in. The tires were just purchased 2 monthsstrong text ago. If I have to ...
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AWD cars can't replace single tire? [duplicate]

I have 2-3 mm tread left on my tires. One of the tires has a sidebubble, and another has a leak. I went to belletire and they told me they can't just replace 1 tire, all 4 should be replaced because ...
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Do I need to change this tire [closed]

I got minor damage from side walk. Do I need to change the tire. My tire Size is 215/55 R16
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2010 Lincoln MKS 3.7 V6

2010 LINCOLN MKS: Shakes horrible when driving and trying to stop, I’m close to 240,000 miles now but when I’m on smoother roads it’s not as bad. I’m here for an honest opinion because I’ve spent more ...
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Went over a curb [closed]

Earlier today i went over a curb and there’s a visible damage to the sidewalk, however my uneducated eyes can’t tell if I should change the tire or not. Advise and opinions would be much appreciated! ...
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Mixing cross-climate with winter/summer tires

I'm tempted to change my seasonal tires to cross-climate ones, but I'm considering changing them progressively, to wear out my seasonal tires. Is it a very bad idea to let's say have on the front two ...
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“Equatorial” line small crack on the tire - is the tire damaged? [closed]

I just found a weird small crack in the form of a line on my tires. I didn't see anything like that on the other pictures here. The line seems to go exactly where the car touches the surface. What do ...
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ATV need advice on fixing flat tires

I bought a cheap Chinese ATV thats probably 30-40 yrs old, and it runs great and is lots of fun, but shortly after I bought it 2 tires went flat and wont hold air. I live in MD and theres very few ...
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Tires resonant humming at specific speed

Update 2: I checked the tire pressure, it was indeed too high (reduced from about 2.7 to 2.3) After doing this the noise was somewhat less (though still very significant, it is slightly less ...
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unscrew the over-tightened nuts from a Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 Limited

I posted a question a few days back because my Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 Limited has a flat tire. I've decided to send the car to a car shop for a tire-change after reading the responses. Now the new ...
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Does small chip on a tire merit tire replacement [closed]

while cleaning the car I’ve noticed a small chip on a front tire. It looks like it was created after close encounter with a pavement curb. The tires are new and done maybe 300 miles. The chip is of ...
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Can I change a regular tire rather than a spare tire on a Hyundai Santa Fe (limited 2012)?

I got a flat tire on my Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 Limited. I am no way a mechanical but still wondering if I can change a tire by myself. I looked up a few videos online and they just teach you how to ...
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Scraping / rattling noise

History before noise I recently got an oil change and since it was nice out today I switched my winter tires back to my summer ones. Nothing special from these two events but after I changed my ...
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Can I use tar removal to remove the stubborn mark at the tyre rim?

I have a stubborn mark on my tyre rim alloy. Please refer to the image below: Overview Zoom in Another view The brown mark on the tyre rim is very stubborn. I have use anti-grease liquid but it ...
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Downsizing rims from 14“ to 13”, what is the optimal tire size?

My car: Suzuki Celerio (EU/India) / Alto (Asia) 2010 mdl. Hi, I'm downsizing from a r14 rim size to a r13. Current tire size is 155/65/r14 and that is the OEM size. My current rim spec is 14x5.5 et38 ...
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Why am i getting a vibration at 75+ mph but not in steering wheel?

It is a 2002 chevy malibu 192,246 So far I have replace both tie rods ends Wheel bearings front In the rear I have Replaced both wheel cylinders Tires honestly My front ones are slightly smaller ...
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DOT Numbers: 0 or O?

In DOT numbers how can I tell the difference between 0 (zero) and O (capital o)? Most fonts used on tire sidewalls make them difficult to tell apart, and I can't find any rules online saying that ...
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My new tire went bad n a week im scare to move my car little metal pieces are poking out [closed]

I got my tire rod fixed and a new tire now my car won't turn back right it shakes n my tires a wearing fast
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Tire Sidewall cracking. Should I replace? [closed]

I just noticed a crack on the left front tyre of my car. Tyres are 2.5 years old. Should I replace it immediately? If replacing is the best option, should I replace both front tyres or just the ...
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Alignment of red dot (uniformity mark) on tire when no white dot or dimple

I am new to tire markings, and have been reading what they mean. However, there is not one clear source of information what to do when there is no white dot/dimple on the rim (marking the rim's ...
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Tyre damage from hitting a curb [closed]

the other day I hit a curb going about 15 mph, it was more of a light touch so I didn’t bother to go out and check it. Yesterday I noticed a crack in the tire and a piece of the rubber on the side had ...
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How to remove spare tire / wheel when the plastic retainer won't unscrew?

I have a spare wheel that I need to take out of the trunk of my Nissan Pulsar, but the middle bit always slips when I try turning it. I think it's fixed too tightly. How do I remove this thing?
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Should a completely flat tire be replaced? [duplicate]

My tire has been completely flat for possibly 4 hours in my driveway before I took notice. I've removed it from the car and will be taking it in for repair in the morning. Should I insist that a new ...
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Spare tire sizes composed of 2 numbers(19x4), what are they?

Regular wheels/tires on a typical passenger car sized like so: Tire size: 235/55R19 235mm -width (235*0.55)mm sidewall height 19" - Radius But the spare wheels for the same model and certain trailer ...
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Wanted to increase ground clearance of Toyota Etios GD

I am having Toyota Etios sedan GD SP. I wanted to increase Ground clearance of my car having with 14" wheels by using different size of tires. Plz suggest more. After doing some studies following ...
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Do worn out tires effect the brake pad, rotor and shocks?

My tires are worn out and the mechanic suggested that if I don't change them then it will cause negative impact on the brake pad, rotor and shocks? Is this true. Car is done 150000 kms and braking ...
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Is the tire safe still? [closed]

Bare with me I am NOT mechanically inclined . I hit some ice and slid into a curb. It's currently -37°C where I live. Anyways no air coming out but when I was driving 70-80km I could smell rubber ...
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What causes tires to squeal when turning a corner

When turning a corner I've been hearing the tyres squeal. I'd like to have an understanding of what might cause it so I could understand if it's related to a recent service and have sensible ...
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Transmission top bracket snapped when inflating tyres

Clutch was replaced in my 2005 nissan micra about 3 months ago, today I inflated my front tyre to specification pressure (2.3 bar) and immediately after driving I felt something was broken so I ...
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Can an air chuck be used as a quick release?

I bought a tire inflator/air compressor with a digital readout for home use. It's pretty slick--you dial in the pressure you want and hit a button and it stops when it reaches that pressure. The ...
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Tires pressure: why a difference between front and rear?

I would like to know why the tires pressure is often different between front and rear. I thought it depended only on the weight distribution but that seems wrong. Indeed, I have a BMW 420d xDrive (...

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