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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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Damage to side of tire, do I need to replace it? [closed]

Is this safe to drive on? I noticed this damage shortly after getting these tires; I've put 6,500 miles on them, so we can assume I've driven about 6k miles with this damage. The thickest part of the ...
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Tire Tread And Tire Inflation

When a tire tread depth test is performed, does the tire, or is it best for tire to be properly inflated? Would the tire being underinflated affect the tire tread depth test results?
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VW EOS ESC Error message

My VW 2015 EOS works great but since my last tire rotation, the ESC Stabilization Control Error appears while drive on dry roads at a constant speed. Engine slows, cannot accelerate. Must pull off ...
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Using a normal tyre on an emergency wheel

One of my friends discovered a car-sharing vehicle, all four wheels of which were replaced by the emergency wheels, but it seemed to have normal tyres on it. Here's the picture of one of its wheels (...
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Can leaving car parked long term with flat tyre cause problems?

car is currently out if user and had been parked up for months. Not starting either so can’t take it to station for air. I think I heard leaving it like this can cages either the tyre or wheel to rot?...
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Tire tread difference on bmw 328xi

Recently bought a 2007 BMW 328xi awd and the tread on the tires are different. This concerns me because I’ve heard that that is bad and I don’t want any issues down the road. How bad is that on this ...
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Which part of the valve stem do i need to replace?

I cant tell which part is messed up (I hit it with a hammer accidentally while trying to get my tire off). Do I need to replace the whole system, or just the body?
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What are the types of repairs & products used today to repair foreign objects puncturing tires?

Patches/Plugs, etc. Is a form of vulcanization ever used/performed on patches or plugs, or any other rubber product used to increase the rubber life? I'm looking into a new product for tire repair &...
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Do motorcycles use radial or bias ply tires?

The pneumatic tire was invented for the bicycle. Bicycles have always used bias ply tires. Radial tires have been tried but they have a strange handling feel because they aren't as stable as bias ply ...
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Can I put a smaller size tire on staggered rear rims which will allow me to use the same size tire on all four staggered rims?

I drive a 2015 Mercedes S63 AMG 4matic. The rear wheels are staggered with 285-35-20 tires on 20/9.5 wheels, while the front tires are 255-40-20 on 20/8.5 wheel. The current rear tire size only ...
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Are all tires that are labelled p205 have the same width?

Are all tires that are labelled p205 have the same width? Then does p205 simply designate the width of the tires?
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Would the type of tires used in a Jeep/Suzuki Maruti Gypsy kind of car generally be wider than those used in a typical sedan?

For example, let's compare the Toyota Corolla with the Suzuki Maruti Gypsy. Is it generally the case that the tire used in the Gypsy would be wider than the Corolla? If so, why does it need to be ...
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How can I know it a tire bubble is caused by a “road hazzard?” [closed]

I bought new tires for my car (2015 Audi A3) a little less than 3 years ago. But due to some medical issues I wasn't able to drive for a while, on and off, so the tires have maybe 10,000 miles maximum ...
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Replacing tires without replacing rims

I have a 2003 Ford Mustang with 225/55R16 tires and the original rims. All of the tires are very bald so I bought new 225/55R16 tires (with no rims). I'd like to install the new tires on the old rims. ...
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Can I change tyre 215 to 205?

Can I change my tyres 215/60/16 to 205/60/16? I bought them from Facebook marketplace by mistake.
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Changing to winter rim/tires

I have a 2018 Jetta SE with 205/55/HR16 tires. Can I change winter/tire combo sized 215/55/r16?
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Whistling noises from car

I noticed whistling or at times high-pitched squeaky noises for a little over a week while driving. It didn't matter what speeds I was driving at. I paid for a diagnostic at my local Firestone on ...
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Is it harmful for my car to be only driven once a week? [duplicate]

I spend most of the time at home and I rarely drive my car. I only drive it one day per week to keep it as lubricated as possible. Is it harmful for my car? Should I drive it more often to keep its ...
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Replace Old Back Tire Where to Replace New

I need to replace old tire at the back only. Where should I put the new tire? Should I place it on the front or back?
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Is there a difference between left and right tires?

I just bought 4 winter tires for my car and all of them look identical to me. Shouldn't I get two tires for the left and two tires for the right side of the car? Are these tires symmetrical? Well yes ...
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Flat tire with sidewall damage, slashing or driving damage? [closed]

my friend woke up and found his tire was flat in his driveway
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I want to put on winter tires

I just bought a 2019 Camry with summer tires (215/55/R17) I have winter tires (215/65/R17) Would it be ok to switch in the winters? Safety and performance wise.
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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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