Questions tagged [tires]

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 damage. Do i need to replace this tire? [closed]

I hit a curb and this is the damage. should i replace my tires? https://imgur.com/a/VmJqa3Y
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What is this type of tire?

I saw this type of tire as a spare tire on a car I borrowed. It has small "spikes" covering the surface. Is this some type of winter tire? I have not seen similar before.
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Loosening tire lug nuts with a torque wrench

I was given advice that while changing a tire, you should loosen the nuts with a lug wrench instead of using a torque wrench. The torque wrench should only be used to finalize the tightening. This ...
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Is it okay to switch tire sizes on my rims from 205 55 R16 to 205 60 R16? will they fit?

I have a 2021 VW Golf comfortline the stock tire size is 205 55 R16 all seasons i have a set of winter tires i want to switch into the stock 16” rim that came with the car but the tires i want to ...
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Turn Off TPMS Warning - Nissan Pathfinder'19

I've just changed to winter tires on our '19 Pathfinder. In previous years I've just had the tires switched onto rims but this year I've used an older set of rims. Unfortunately, I was busy when my ...
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Why do cars and motorcycles use such low tyre pressures?

Cars and motorcycles typically use tyre pressures of 30-40 PSI. By the standards of literally almost every non-car non-motorcycle type of vehicle that uses pneumatic tyres, this is ridiculously low: ...
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After replacing 4 tires on a Hyundai Elantra 2012

When I turn the steering wheel all the way right or left there is a thumping sound and feel. What can it be?
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New Tire or Used Tire

This is my first question here, and so if this question belongs somewhere else, please let me know. In July, I got a flat and bought a new tire. The tire cost just over 100 dollars (including the ...
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car tire wear not pointed out

should a dealer allow you to leave lot with steel belt showing on tire? This was after windshield replacement. A multi-point safety inspection was recorded showing tire wear issue. The only ...
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My ‘07 Honda CRV uses 225/65/R17 tires — can I change to 225/55/R17 tires? [duplicate]

This is going DOWN in circumference slightly... I know the speedometer will read higher... any other issues?
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Putting a tire wider than the original one

I bought a Honda Accord 2007 that comes with 215/50R17 tires. I found that the previous owner changed the back steel rims to Ford rims with tire size (225/50R17). Thus my question is, can I change the ...
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Does the wheel needs to be replaced

I recently hit a curb while turning left around 20mph. THe tire rim has been scuffed a lot at the edge and it poked a hole on the tire sidewall that caused the tire to be punctured. I am going to ...
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Dangerous for wheel to sit in deflated tire over night?

I popped the front driver-side tire of my 4 door sedan by putting a tear in the sidewall. I am unable to replace the tire until tomorrow. Will letting the car sit with a deflated tire overnight damage ...
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Trailer tire weight rating

https://www.amazon.com/2-Pack-Trailer-Wheel-ST205-75D14/dp/B074MHFC2C/ Said tire is rated: Tire Weight Rating: 1760 Lbs. Max. Pressure: 50 PSI Does this mean that one pair of tires (on a single axle)...
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How to make 2020 Honda Accord ride more supple

There is a fine line between sporty and harsh. I would like to make 2020 base Honda Accord sedan more supple, less harsh. From investigating online, it appears the reason may be the tires. The stock ...
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Intermittent vibration at various speeds

As the title suggests, my new-to-me 2018 Audi A4 vibrates/shudders at speeds ranging from 30-80 MPH. When test driving the vehicle off the lot, I suspected imbalanced tires however, the shop owner ...
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Do I buy the "regular" or TPMS tire-valve-stem caps for my 2004 Acura MDX?

I am interested in buying plastic ones. For example, I'd like to know whether I should get the "regular" caps or special ones with the word TPMS in the product title. If we look at the two ...
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Any downside to downgrading to 18" wheels on my 2021 Honda Accord Touring?

My 2021 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring comes with stock 19" wheels. The tyre is low profile and my commute has a ton of pot holes. Its my understanding that I can just replace this with 18" ...
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Does parking my car with 2 wheels on the sidewalk and 2 wheels on the road cause issues in the long term?

Since there is no parking space at the place I’m renting, I have to park my car with 2 wheels on the sidewalk and 2 wheels on the road. This also includes going up and down the sidewalk with the 2 ...
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Tread depth for tire replacement

My tire tread depth is 6/32 according the the dealer service that I had today.. The car has 8000 miles. Do I need to think about replacing my tires?
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Should tires always be changed in axle pairs? [duplicate]

It's my mum's car and she basically has no clue about the history. Just pays the figure on the service invoice every year. I inspected all four tires and noticed the following: NSF - Antares DOT 4319 ...
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Tyre Changing 4x4 Different Loads Front and Back

I have a VW Tiguan 4 Motion and went to my local Costco store and they said they are unable to install the Michelin Cross Climates because the other two tyres have a different load rating. I was ...
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2014 Nissan Sentra FE-S Alignment issues

I just bought a 2014 Nissan Sentra with low miles 33k. I noticed that the tires had been replaced at 25k which seemed low to me. I received the service report on the car after buying it and it shows ...
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Should I discard my tire that was repaired using a rope plug? [closed]

Last week, I found my RAV4's tire had gone flat flat. The culprit: a bolt in the middle of my tire's tread, right in a tread void. I had a rope plug kit (something like Slime Tire Plug Kit) and ...
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Deflated wheel on new Rav4?

I got my new 2021 Rav4 less than a month ago and only put about 110 miles on it but yesterday I noticed one of the rear wheels is significantly deflated(and almost flat). I only remember a glass ...
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Can having the parking brakes on while putting your tires on affect how tight you think the lug nuts are?

Most if not all guides I've read advise having your parking brakes on while putting tires on your car. However, I was advised that having the parking brakes on can possibly make the lug nuts seem ...
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What will change when I replace my wheels from 225/50 R17 with 255/35 R19?

I have AUDI A5, 2015. Currently I have tires 225/50 R17. And I would like to change my rims from R17 to R19. I asked AUDI salon and they told me that most apropriate is 255/35 R19. What will change ...
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How do I read specification for wheels in Audi?

I would like to change wheels in my car and I need to understand first what are the most suitable for it. But I dont get why there are a few rows for it? Can I choose anyone from the above list? For ...
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When to replace tires by tread depth

I just went to the mechanic to do a 60k checkup on my car. He suggested to replace my tires and said my tire tread depth was 5/32 at the front and 4/32 in the rear. I remember growing up and being ...
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Garage inflator not fitting Bridgestone Turanza tyres (air leakage)

I recently got new tyres 'Bridgestone Turanzas' and decided to check the pressure on them at my local Sainsbury's petrol station (UK). When I connected the nozzle of the tyre inflator machine air ...
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Accidentally pushed a tire plug all the way into tire. How bad is that?

One of these rubber sticks. Pushed to far and dropped into the tire. Was able to patch the tire properly with a second stick. How bad is this? Weighs less than the screw that was stuck in my tire.
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Which is heavier, an inch of aluminum wheel rim or tyre?

I currently have 225/65R17 tires on my car. I have noticed that many new electric cars come with larger wheel rim and lower profile tire, such as 235/45R21 tire. I wonder why -- after all, lower ...
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Droning/rubbing sound from left brake pad after recent change

I recently changed my wife's brake pads on her toyota corolla, 09 or something. We used some universal cermaic plates, by the way. It was my first time changing brake pads and it took a bit but I did ...
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Loud dull/grinding noise when driving over 30mph/48kmh

when driving over 30mph/48kmh, there is a very loud dull/grinding noise coming from the driver side. I thought it was the driver side front wheel bearing but a mechanic says there is no play/wobble in ...
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Effect of Overall tire height on handling or acceleration

My car has tires 215/45R18. I want to get the 225 width size. Using the calculation if I put 225/45 R18 the tire diameter increases by 1% and with 225/40 R18 it decreases by 2%. What effect would the ...
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How old are these Bridgestone B250 tyres?

A dealership fitted these tyres at the front of my (UK) Honda Jazz in December 2016. A independent mechanic has shown me a "1093" code on the tyre, said that means they date from October ...
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Can I run higher psi tires than the car manufacturer recommends? If so can I reset the tpms?

I have a 2013 Toyota Sequoia Platinum that I bought used primarily as a tow car. The tires that came on the Sequoia were Michelin 275 55 R20 111H which appeared to be in good shape. However, first ...
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How to fix stripped tire valve stem?

My tire's valve stem is stripped (both top and middle section) that I cannot even put a cap on. Is there a way to fix the thread without replacing the whole thing?
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Can I use wider tires on my truck?

I have a 2014 F150 that came with P235/75R17 tires. I need new tires and the mechanic at the garage said I could could also get P265/70R17 tires. He said for my model there would be no issues as they ...
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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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