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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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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 ...
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High pitched tire noise when driving at particular speeds

I've got noises coming from the tires on my Citroën C4 Picasso/SpaceTourer 2013 model. Tire type KLEBER Quadraxer 2 205/55R17 95 V, XL, all season tires. The noise only appears at speeds around 90 ...
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Do tire and rim sizes have to match?

I was looking at a pair of 17" rims but the markings on the tire state 215/45R18. This threw me off because I thought the last number (18) represents how big of a rim the tires can fit on. Is there ...
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Hit a curb. Rim scratched up bad. Any damage other than rim do you think?

Do you think there could be more damage other than the rim being scratched?
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Would be okay to drive on this tire?

I have a set of new wheels and tires coming in 2 weeks. Would it be okay to drive on this tire for 2 weeks? It seems like it's holding air fine. https://imgur.com/a/EBuhez3
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Rear camber alignment off, outside tire wear

Hoping to get some help from unbiased sources who aren't trying to sell me parts. The car is a 2014 Honda Accord LX. It has no adjustable camber in the rear without aftermarket parts. I've noticed ...
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can prolonged tyre pressure lead to loosened lug nuts/damaged bearing and thus cause a wheel to mysteriously fall off?

Cause this just happened to my bro. Traveling on the highway and to my knowledge has had low tyre pressure for at least half a year on all wheels.
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Sidewall rubber cut off damage

Hi Should i consider repairs or something for sidewall rubber cut off? I was driving this weekend 130kmh~80mph no problem was manifested.
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Do these cracks on my tires look bad?

I know that the picture might not help but I need some help as I don’t know if these cracks look bad. I won’t be able to replace tires for a while so I was wondering if they will be good to drive on ...
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Car tyre air leakage rate and fuel economy

As far as I am observing, car drivers tend to be lousy with their tyre pressures. I have only experienced tubed motorbike tyres where a weekly tire pressure checks are not crazy at all. I am curious ...
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Can this tire be repaired or should I replace it?

I hit a curb, I was going with not more than 2-5 mph. Can I fix this tire or it has to be replaced?
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Do I need to replace the rim?

Hit a huge pothole last night and when I checked the driver’s side rear tire when I got home I saw the damage. It does not appear to be cracked thankfully. It really only seems to have flattened at ...
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Dry rot tire should I replace?

My tires look new but I just bought the car and I don't know for sure. They all look good except one rear tire which has cracking between the treads but nowhere else. Is this an accident waiting to ...
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Why the tyre at near-side kerb makes noise when I balance on hill road?

I drive Honda Jazz 2010 model semi-automatic. When I stop at a road with slope (hilly), I apply my parking brake and switch my gear from A1 (automatic 1st gear) to N (Neutral). When I am about to ...
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AutoWheel offset

I have a 2016 rogue with 17 inch wheel I found a set of alloy wheel from a 2015 pathfinder,using a 225-60-18 inch tire everything fit perfect no issue with fender or brake or fender clearance,until I ...
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Replacing front 2 tires in Subaru Forrester [duplicate]

My 2015 Subaru Forrester needs front 2 tires that need to be replaced because they are worn down. Should I have to replace all the 4 tires? I want to know the fact before I go and negotiate with the ...
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Is there any reason to pair winter tires with all-season tires?

I thought I was getting by just fine with all-season tires year-round, but a recent incident made me realize the merit of bothering with winter tires, their replacement, and their storage (or else ...
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New tires size on my Jeep compass

I want to buy new tires but I want to know if It's ok if I put on my Jeep Compass tire size 205 65r16 insted of 205 70r16 Is there any real problem ?
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different tire age

I just had 4 new tires installed on my SUV. The tires on the left were manufactured on 04/19, the tires on the right were manufactured 40/17, is this differential in age a problem? If not a problem ...
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Indication of a seated bead

Does a tube have to 'pop' for the bead to set? I've changed the tire, pumped to 30 PSI. The line on the tire looks even across the circumference, but there was no 'pop'. Should I pump it up further? ...
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Scrub radius increase when changing wheel offset

2019 4Runner Limited came with 245/60/20 Yokohama Geolandar O96B tires. I replaced the original 20-inch wheel with Toyota's 7x17 TRD wheel, and the offset changed from 15 to 4. Now I am changing the ...
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Loaded Tires - What are current options?

This question is about loaded tires on a tractor. This appeared to be the best group for this question to be posted on. Traditionally, calcium chloride mixed with water has been the standard for ...
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Hit a curb and damaged the rim. Is it separating? Is it safe to drive until repair in a few days?

I grazed the curb on a right turn. Is it safe to drive? Is this the rim separating from the tire, or another problem altogether?
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Tire sidewall cut. Thoughts?Replace?

(UPDATE): I replaced both tires. Since 1 was in perfect conditions I kept them in my garage. Thanks for the comments. So I hit this curb yesterday at night and today I checked and has a cut on the ...
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Why use snow tires on all 4 wheels on 2-wheel-drive cars?

In a car without four-wheel drive—if the car provides drive power on only two wheels—why put snow tires on all four wheels when the freeze sets in? Would it not be sufficient to change just the drive ...
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A strange mark on a tyre after motorway shrapnel?

What are these strange cut marks on either side of my car tyre? I had a puncture on the motorway because of shrapnel, I didn't know about it until after had taken an exit and decelerated. Within a ...
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'Chunks' missing from side of tire..Dangerous?

Just inherited sis in laws Audi--and discovered this chunk of tire missing from front drivers side tire. It might have been there a while. I'm torn between having to replace it ($$/€€€) and not ...