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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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What would be so wrong with using ATV preventative tire sealant in a street car?

I've been looking for a type of tire sealant like Tireject/Slime that will prevent flats, not the emergency repair kind. Both of these companies sell the preventative goop, but they specifically state ...
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Is it safe to drive with spare wheel but with proper tire?

I recently got a puncture and had to swap out the entire wheel. Luckily, the spare I had was a full size tyre, i.e.: not a skinny tyre like you sometimes see. It looks roughly like this: So, the ...
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Tire vibration - pressure and brand

The question is the about the effect of air pressure and brand on tire vibration (also known as wheel vibration). Do we have less vibration when the air pressure is low or high ? Aslo, does the ...
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Nissan pathfinder 96

My front passenger side tire feels like it has a flat, I looked and it's not even low, but there is a spot about12 inches long that is wore and wires are starting to show. Do I need an alignment? I ...
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How are winter tyres different from normal tyres?

Using them all year round, is there a downside to them? Or is it just a matter of costs. I will refrain from further widening the questions scope.
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Tire performance

During the lifecycle of tires, when do they have the best performance : When they are new Few weeks afer buying Mid-life Near the end-life Performance I mean fuel economy.
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Slapping sound coming from wheel

When driving, I noticed that a slapping sound was coming from my rear passenger-side wheel. The tempo of the slapping sound would accelerate and decelerate as the car's speed increased and decreased. ...
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Newly purchased tire showing signs of crazing around the rim — is this expected/normal?

I unwrapped my newly acquired motorcycle front tire (sold as new), and noticed some cracks/crazing along the rim on both sides. The tire looks brand new and perfect otherwise. Should any amount of ...
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Is it okay to drive with this tyre

Hit a kurb this morning & my current work situation means money is tight for the next couple weeks so can’t really afford a new tyre. Just wondering if I’d be alright to drive on it if I avoid ...
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Tire Sidewall Scraped off 8inch Long Rubber

I was parallel parking and got too close to the curb. I didn’t notice anything until I started driving and heard some weird sound. I took off about an 8" long, finger-thick piece of rubber on the ...
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Tire popped and shredded inside, Should i attempt an at home repair or buy wheels and drive it to a mehcanic?

So my bearings were messed up and as I was coming home one night the right tire popped on me and I freaked and kept driving home. Once I got home I had realized the tire fell off the rim and shredded ...
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Do run-flat tires mean added inertia, only helping in highway driving?

I had imagined that run-flat tires are only available on 17" to 19" rims with particularly thin (aspect ratio-wise) tires. I thought they are engineered by building a slightly thicker rim-facing ...
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Cut on sidewall from hitting a curb

Do I need to replace this tire or is it safe to drive it this way.
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The difference between 245/70r16. Instead of a 265/70r16

I have a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche with the tow package ,would it be alright to use 245/70r16 tire instead of 265/70r16?
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Are speedometers on race motorcycles accurate in corners?

I'm about to get a set of Race-Sport tires for my motorcycle. The RS tires offer more lean angle. Notice the visual difference, the tire on the left has a much steeper drop off at the sides. When the ...
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Hit my new 2019 Mazda 3 front rim on curb , not sure if it’s OK or safe or needs repair?

Hit my new 2019 Mazda 3 front rim on curb , not sure if it’s OK or safe or needs repair?
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Should the 5th wheel be included in the tire rotation?

I didn't see this question asked so thought it might make a good one. If you have a visible 5th wheel that is full size like the spare on a Jeep Wrangler should that spare be included in the tire ...
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Decreasing sidewall height

I have a 13 Ford Focus with 215/50/17 tires(factory size) which need replacement soon. Could I safely replace them(all 4) with 215/45/17?
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Does the tire DOT number describe the creation date or the certification date?

I was under the impression that the DOT date on a tire describes the week of the year it was created. I was told by a tire salesman however that the actual creation date is only known by the ...
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Would any place patch a tire with a nail 1 inch from side

I recently got a flat due to a nail of some sort. The place I took it to won't patch because "the patches are round and the hole is too close to the edge". So now because I drive an awd vehicle (...
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Are my tires warped or did I just get a bad balance job?

I recently dismounted/remounted (w/ hand tools) my tires (235/70) to refinish my aluminum wheels (sand/polish). After completing the job, I brought them into the shop to get balanced. Brought the ...
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Car has an intermittent bounce/stutter feeling in front left wheel area regardless of speed?

I drive a 1997 Chevy Cavalier. For the past little while there's been some issues with the way it's been running at all speeds. The best way to describe it is at slow speeds it feels almost like a ...
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Ground clearance

Will the ground clearance vary based on the rim diameter? Example: I saw new Hyundai Venue model and it is specified that it has ~190mm for ground clearance, which they might have given for top end ...
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2015 BMW 750Li Xdrive

The right rear tire (passenger side) is almost completely bald whereas the opposite tire has normal treadwear (plenty of tread, approx 7/32). Any idea what could cause this disparity?
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Mismatched brand tires on back, bad on high speeds?

Wouldn't post a new question if the internet wasn't full of "Yep, perfectly fine" one one side and "Nope, you're going to hit the closest tree" on the other side. Driving a FWD Volvo S40 2.4i. ...
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Can you permanently mark or write on a tire?

In another question I figured out how to get some basic info on my poorly labelled trailer tires. Now that I know the inflation pressure, load rating, etc., I'd like to write this on the tire in some ...
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Cut in my tyre sidewall & tread depth?

Is this small cut in my cars rear left side wall anything to worry about? Not only that but I’ve just purchased this car, and to me the tread looks very low and seems to be wearing unevenly. Any ...
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Wobbling wheel, Chevy Malibu LT

I have a 2007 Chevy Malibu I was driving down the highway and I heard a pop come from the rear passenger side wheel and then it sounded like I had a flat but the tire is now wobbling pretty bad what ...
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Roadside wheel change metal d clip

I'm trying to change the wheel on my peugeot partner (on the roadside) I'm not sure what this metal d clip on the wheel is? Could anyone advise how I remove this to change the wheel and what it ...
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How much to inflate essentially unlabeled tires?

My trailer tires are labelled only with the following: Carlisle made in USA 6.90-9 That's it - there is no max PSI, # of plies, load rating, or any other information at all that I can see. The ...
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What is this on my tire?

While looking at my tire, I noticed this flexible piece of plastic that I can almost rip off. My tires got rotated a bunch, but I believe this one has been patched before. Is this the other end of a ...
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What is this thread like thing coming out of my car tyre?

What is this rubbery thread like thing hanging out of my tyre? Is it safe? Can I cut it off using a blade or else just stick it to the tyre using gum?
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Changing 225/55 17 to 225/65 17 what is the potential consequence

I want to get a new car but just put new tires on the old car that died. The dealership has no problem taking the tires from the old to the new as they are just taking the old car to auction. ...
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2011 Nissan Altima 74000 miles, continental tire noise

I replaced my 4 tires, wheel bearings, all brake pads and rotors one year ago. Recently, sometimes not always, I can hear there is a noise coming from my tire while driving. The noise is not a ...
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A cut on the sidewall of the tire?

I was parking on the street and I didn't pay much attention, so I hit a curb. I checked the tire and found a cut on it. Does it need to be replaced? I just bought this car and replaced the tires a few ...
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Mechanic damaged the inside of my runflats

So as the title says, I'm not sure what was going through that mechanic's mind but they tore into the side of three of my tires to varying degrees, I can see the metal from the inside. I doubt that ...
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Humming noise at 40km/h and up. Tires? Wheel bearings?

02 Honda Civic SiR with Goodyear Eagle Sport All Season tires. I've been getting a humming noise at about 40km/h and higher. I changed over from winter tires about a month ago, but I can't recall ...
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Tire blowout, mounted spare on front of FWD vehicle

So I had a blowout on my front tire after hitting a fairly large pothole and immediately pulled into a side street and proceeded to change the front tire and put on the spare. The manual specifically ...
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Tire alignment and rotation - still pulls to the right

Legacy 2017. bought with 26k miles and on a highway found out that car pulls to the right so I had to compensate with a steering to the left a little bit. Dealership made an alignment but it still ...
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Why does my car pull to one side after putting on new used tires?

I just bought new used tires and got them mounted and balanced on rims. But now the car pulls to one side very noticeably. Can this be because of the tires? Do I have a bad tire?
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Tyre number for Honda

I have just purchased a used Honda Accord Euro 2005. I did not check the tyre number while purchasing. Yesterday one the tyres was bursted. Then I matched the tyre number mentioned in the door of the ...
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TPMS leaks air after tire replacement

I have my four tires replaced on 2/16/2019 at Firestone Manchester CT. They are now Bridgestone tires. But about one month later, the low pressure indicator light on the dashboard was on. On 4/11/2019 ...
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Possible tire bubble from pothole

What are the common signs to know if you have a tire bubble including sidewall I checked and don't see one yet but then again it’s late and I can’t see. I hit a really monstrous pothole (low profile ...
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Is this superficial tire damage or should it be replaced?

enter image description hereThis is my wife's car, not sure how this happened but assuming it was from her hitting a pothole. The tire sidewall was sliced but when I lift the flap I can't see any ...
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Are 6.90-9 trailer tires an obsolete size?

I have when seems to be an older trailer (not sure of age) which has tires labelled "6.90-9". They are in OK condition but I was looking into getting a spare, and had trouble finding anything in this ...
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Tyre sidewall damage. Safe to drive or replace ASAP?

Hey guys. I noticed the above tyre sidewall damage. The tyre is a 245/40R19 Pirelli P Zero, which has a substantial ridge to protect the wheel from damage. The tyre is not losing any pressure over ...
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Does high air pressure throw off wheel balance?

The tire shop balanced my tires at 41 psi, when my recommended psi is 30. I have since lowered it to specification, but would this throw off the balance?
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Any possible problem to drive train for tires of different circumference?

How much difference in mm tread depth between front tires on a fwd suv before it may cause problems?
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Will driving 4 unbalanced tires to a shop for balancing cause any issue on the suspension/alignment?

I've refinished all 4 aluminum wheels on a 2wd 2001 Toyota Tacoma. In the process, I dismounted the tires (235/70) and flipped them (so the white lettering is on the inside) and removed all existing ...
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Does tire load index count bike weight and rider weight?

I have some questions around tire load index (LI). On this matter, motorcycle tire. Is the load index count the vehicle weight and rider weight (and pillion and/or any other weight such as bag) ? So ...