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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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Looking at a new 4x4, just after some advice about the rear wheels

I'm about to get a new 4x4 which is the one in the image. The car is a 2016 Holden colorado with a 2" lift and then the mud tyres on that. The Person I'm thinking of buying it from is gonna get ...
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What metrics do I need to consider when changing rim size, and how can I find out what I have?

I have a 2017 ford edge sport. It came with the 21 inch tires which apart from being super expensive also don't give quite the same cushy ride that 18 inch tires with a similar diameter would. I'm ...
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Thumping in rear wheel when driving 80ks

Hello I have a Holden commodore an it makes a thumping noise on left rear side by the tyre can some one help me an tell wat it is please it only comes when u driving 80/100ks
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Different tyre manufactures on each wheel

I just bought a used car. When I inspected it, it still had winter tyres and the seller said he would find some summer tyres for it. Now I noticed that the summer tyres are not the all same brand. ...
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Are low profile tyres more susceptible to underinflation, sidewall damage and balance issues?

BACKGROUND I own two 2008 Ford Fiestas (region UK / Europe.) The injector seals failed on the first in May last year (parts cost is nothing but labour cost for garage repair is prohibitive, I may try ...
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Both rear tires are wearing prematurely on the inside, despite regular alignments and tire rotations. What could be the cause?

Could it boil down to just needing more frequent tire rotations? Or something like worn suspension components? Alignments have been performed regularly so that seems unlikely to be the cause. Which ...
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Is this uneven tire wear due to not rotating the tires?

I know questions about health are off topic, but how suicidal would it be to keep driving this?
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Currently running 235 35 R 17 tires. Will 215 45 R17 tires also fit same rims?

Are these tire sizes interchangeable for the same set of r8ms?
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Hit a curb pretty violently while making a turn, doing 10 mph. Don't see a bubble on tire. Is there still a chance of internal damage to the sidewall? [closed]

Any chance a wheel bearing might've been damaged? I was going slow but, did hit it pretty hard. Although these wheels (18's on low profile tires) have cracked before from potholes, the rim and tire do ...
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Which range of size fits my wheels with 265/55 R 19 tires?

I am trying to find all terrain tires for my landcruiser with stock aluminum 19 inch wheels. This is what it says on the side: I want all terrain tires again, but can't find anything on the german ...
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Car pulls left, rattles very hard, steering wheel not straight when going straight

I recently noticed several problems with my 2019 Diesel Land cruiser J150 (called Prado elsewhere): When I go straight and let go of the steering it goes left fairly hard, have to constantly apply ...
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Automatic Car cannot drive forward, but will move in Reverse

Hey so my car was serviced last Wednesday, got an oil change and replaced the brake rotors and pads. And it was driving fine all of Thursday and then for whatever reason late Friday the car would ...
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Flat tires after relacing 3 times and 2 rims later, still keeps gokng flat

My front passenger tire keeps going flat. This is the third tire and second rim. What is happening?
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Making Jeep Gladiator Sport S (NOT Max Tow) Off-Road Ready

So I'm buying a new Jeep Sport S and want to make it off-road ready. I am going to be replacing the tires/wheels and adding a lift. My question is: Can a stock Sport S handle 33s... or even 35s? I ...
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Should I replace my tire because of this cut on the sidewall? [closed]

During the maintenance they found this cut on the sidewall of my tire. My car just passed the APK in the Netherlands, which is similar to MOT in UK, which checks damages on tires. So legally it's ...
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Should I rebalance winter tires after several years in storage?

Winter wheels/tires spent 8 years in storage due to... lack of snow. They were balanced when originally purchased, and have maybe 15K miles on them after two seasons. I'm planning to use them this ...
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How much SCFM is needed on a compressor to reseat a tire to the rim?

I’m watching these videos of folks removing tires and they typically take out the valve core and reinflate the tire with a decent air compressor. They don’t really get into the details but I’m curious ...
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Change Trailer Tire Size?

I have a utility trailer (a typical homeowner/DIY single axle, approx 8ft X 5ft) that has aging tires and which I'd like to replace soon. It currently has size 4.80-12" tires and I am ...
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Alignment and balancing readout doesn't match required values

I had gone on a road trip and had hit a bad pothole. The steering started pulling a bit after that. After I got the alignment and balancing done yesterday, the pull seems better, but the values on the ...
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Burning Smell and Slight Rattling

I just had new tires put on my 2016 BMW x3 about 3 weeks ago. There is a soft on and off rattling coming from the front of the car. Recently I've noticed when I stop at a light there is a burning ...
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Front wheel covers getting abnormally dirty?

My front 2 wheel covers always get super dirty but the back never does. Some oily black stuff always covers the front 2 wheel covers a few days after washing it clean. Is there something leaking or is ...
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Sizing down winter tires from old car?

have tires from our previous car and not sure if they are trasnferable to the new car. I get the speed difference, is there any other issue apart from that or is this ok? Its size down winter tire. If ...
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Do tires on a car with low mileage need replacement after 10 years?

I own an 8 year old Lexus NXt that has only 18500 miles on it. Car is garaged, and almost all driving is for short trips in LA in normal traffic. We live in an area of LA that has more temperate ...
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what size tire is compatible with 225 45 17?

Looking for winter tires and rims. But can't find much for the 225 45 17 in a 5 x 100 bolt pattern size. What are some optional other sizes I could put on my 2004 VW Jetta 1.8T?
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My 2016 Chevrolet Spark started making a noise at high speeds, but then stopped. Is it safe to drive?

I was driving on the interstate and then my car started making this fluttering noise that sounded like when you go up a rollercoaster except if you went up them at 100mph. It only seemed to happen at ...
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May I switch 205/70/16 with 205/60/16 tires?

May I substitute 205/60/16 snow tires for 205/70/16 tires?
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Can new tires cause transmission failure

Question about transmission failure. 2019 Honda Passport AWD Elite: 9-26-23 put on 4 new tires “265/45R-20XL 108V ION EVO all season SUV”. Had 65,198 miles at the time. Tire Center said they were used ...
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Is it okay to mix tires of the same brand and size, but not same model?

The the tread on my front tires is visibly worn (not much tread in some areas) on my vehicle, and they need to be replaced. The back tires are fine, and had been replaced much more recently due to a ...
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Tyre Pressure & Wheel Alignment

Long story short, got front end wheel alignment done but it was quite off centre, checked my tyre pressure and there was a 3-4 PSI difference between each tyre. Am I correct to assume tyre pressure ...
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Is it safe to drive with this scratched wheel or should I fix it?

This is the scratched wheel after hitting a big rock is it safe to drive?Is it a scratch or a crack?
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What is the traction conversion between T and H vs A and AA traction on automobile tires?

I can't find in on google. need to replace tires on Equinox LS. I looked on the side of the tire and it has Temp A Traction A. I am shoping and I find the tires are rated T and H. I haven't found ...
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Tires on my Ford fusion

Can I put 205 55R 16 on the front of my 2006 Ford fusion and 205 60R 16 on the back? I'm not really familiar with cars at all!
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Car alignment and tire wear mismatch

I've recently changed two of my tires on my Honda Civic EX-T 2016. These tires (front and back of the passenger's side) kept losing air consistently, becoming flat after 1 week in parking. I bought ...
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Replacing tire schrader core without deflating

If I am using a schrader core removal tool to replace the suspected leaky tire schrader, should I try to position the valve to be at 12 o'clock so that it can come out easily and that you can support ...
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Tire size for greater than factory wheel width?

I have a 2006 Scion tC, and I bought a separate set of wheels to make summer / winter switching easier. I realized after purchase that the wheels are an inch wider than stock… but I called several ...
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Car still vibrates after rotation and alignment

So I drive a 2010 Hyundai Sante Fe and a few months ago I noticed that it was vibrating while I was driving…took it to a mechanic, he told me nothing was wrong it’s vibrating because my axel was ...
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How can I be sure if my tyres are cold for adjusting their pressure?

Tyre pressure is to be adjusted when the tyres are cold; as per my car's manual. But how can I be sure that they are cold? The nearest gas station to me is 5 km (3 miles) away.
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Mechanical checklist before roadtrip

I'm planing to make a 4 day long road trip throughout Europe beginning in Scandinavia all the way down to Spain in the middle of summer and need some car advice. I've driven around with a small ...
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What is the modern equivalent of Soviet tire size 65-405 (2.50-16)?

The title question says it all. My Goggle-Fu isn't strong enough to find any conversion charts. The only size-related markings on the current tires are 65-405 (2.50-16). I believe they are motorcycle ...
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replace 1 or 2 rims/wheel if car hit a curb? [closed]

My car hit a curb while I was parking two days ago; speed was lower than 15mph. Still, the bent is noticeable in the front, passenger's side, and less noticeable in the rear, also passenger's side: ...
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How dangerous is it to mix tire brands?

Last year when we switched from snow back to summer tires, at a Toyota dealer as it happens, they said two of them needed to be replaced and so we installed just two new tires and kept the ok old ones....
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Steering wheel feels wobbly after changing wheels to 215/45zR18

I have a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer. I was using winter tires of size 205/60R16 and changed into 215/45zR18 summer wheels yesterday by myself. Now when I drive on not-flat uneven or wavy roads , I can ...
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Locking Lugnuts - please help!

I have a vehicle from my father who passed away about a year ago - mom gave me the car as she didn't need it anymore. Well, come time to do some tire work and replacing, and there are locking lugnuts ...
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Is it safe to drive using one different size tire?

I have a Hyundai accent and its normal tire size is 175/70 14″ . One tire has been punctured and I didn't noticed it so I drove it flat for about 16km and I just discovered it when I got home. I have ...
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1PSI per week air loss

Is it normal to lose up to 1psi per week in a car tyre ? All my other tyres seem to retain the pressure but one tyre which I had a puncture plugged months ago seems to lose just under 1psi per week
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Replace one tire 205/75r15 with a 215/75r15 tire

I have an old truck Dodge Dakota I don’t drive very often. One of the tires,the front passenger side tire, needs to be replaced. All tires are 205/75r15. Is it OK to replace the one tire,front ...
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Can snow chains for passenger tires be used on light truck tires?

I was looking for snow chains to fit some LT215/75R15 tires that are on a van (which has clearance for chains). I obtained some snow chains that fit (among other sizes) P215/75R15 tires. Does the tire ...
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Does the alignment problem cause uneven tread wear in my case?

2002 Camry LE, 4 cylinder, Michelin premier a/s performance h/v purchased in 2017, 60,000 mile tread wear warranty. The tread reaches the end of the life only after 33,000 miles, and the tread wear is ...
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Schrader valve core removed, tyre still not deflating

This is the space-saver spare wheel for my Honda Civic mk8 fwiw. I've unscrewed and removed the Schrader valve core and the tyre is still not deflating at all. The tyre is quite old, possibly 10 years ...
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Two flat tires after getting new tires

What could cause two flat tires in quick succession after getting new tires. It does not appear to be bad luck. I replaced all 4 tires on Friday morning. On Friday afternoon (same day!), I had a flat ...
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