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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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Can I replace my 220/40R18 tires with 225/50R18 tires?

I have a set of summer tires that are 220/40R18 90Y and I can't seem to find tires on that size anymore. The closest in size i find are either 225/40R18 or 235/50R28. Can I replace my 220/40 tires ...
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Why are larger sidewalls typically preferred on winter tires?

I've got a set of all-season tires that are 205/55/16 and a set of winters that are 215/65/15 (or 205, I can't remember off hand). I've found this to be the trend in winter tires, a taller sidewall ...
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Can I use tires of the same dimensions from a Ford on a Honda?

I'm looking to buy tires off a friend (new and unused) with rims fitted and balanced. They're of the size 215/50R17 , which is exactly what my Honda Civic Touring has. He bought it for his Ford Focus, ...
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Can a rock in a tire tread cause a blow out?

A recent answer included this: Actually rocks in tire treads can be life threatening, if they gradually cut through the rubber and eventually cause a blow-out, and you don't usually get any warning ...
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Slight Slip on motorcycle braking

Four months ago i bought a used motorcycle (FZ8 Fazer non ABS model) with 5000km on it. These kilometers were traveled by the previous owner in a period of about 4 years (VERY light use) and for the ...
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Hit a curb and lost a piece of tire.Ok to drive on? [duplicate]

Need some advice and do you guys think I can repair the curb rash on the rim? Thanks
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Concerning this situation, how many tires should be replaced?

While glancing at my spouse's car tires, I noticed a nail in the front left tire. Seems like air doesn't come out of that tire. I then took a look at all tires and saw that the 2 front tires have ...
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Knocking Sound when driving/coasting

So last winter my boyfriend slid into a curb and bent the wheel of the tire. Had it and all our tires replaced around March 2018. Since that happened, we heard a faint clicking/knocking sound coming ...
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Is there an equivalent website to TireRack that reviews long haul truck tires?

I wonder is there an equivalent website to Tirerack that reviews long haul truck tires? This is not very important but I would prefer to look at websites that review tires that are being sold in ...
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Wobbling sound from wheels at all speeds

I had a wobbling sensation while braking, and they replaced my front brakes and said the rotors were warped and replaced those, too. Wobbling went away. Then I had my tires rotated for 50,000 mile ...
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Sidewall tire damage

I hit a curb while turning and noticed I have damage to the sidewall of my tires. I don’t see the chords inside but is this too deep of a cut? These are Toyo Tires and the sidewalls are a bit “meatier”...
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Tire damage shows a little fuzzy white underneath tear flap. Should replace?

I scraped a curb going slow while parking. There's some white under the flap (polyester I guess). Is it repairable, closing up the flap with glue? If so, what sort of glue? Or should I get a new tire? ...
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Can I put 1998 LS400 wheels on a 2013 RAV4?

LS400 has 225/60R16 wheels. RAV4 has 235/55R18 wheels. Can I move the wheels off the LS400 to the RAV4? The bolt patterns and center bores are identical. https://www.wheel-size.com/size/toyota/...
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Checking tyre pressure without using a tool

Just got my second car after 6 years with my first one. So far I used to go top up my tyre pressure as soon as I saw that tyres started to show visual signs of needing it. Apparently that's a bad idea....
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Can I drive on this tire with sidewall damage?

Hit a curb, I’m not optimistic, but take a look y’all
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Pirelli Cinturato P6 unusual DOT code

The front tyres on my car (Pirelli Cinturato P6) have the following DOT code (emphasis mine) DOT 93 E0 M061 What does "M061" mean? It doesn't seem to tell me the date of manufacture as ...
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How often to do a tire rotation when you drive very few miles a year?

I have a Hyundai Accent 2014 and the user manual recommends to do a tire rotation every 7,500 miles. I'll be driving around 2,000 miles a year. Should I still do my tire rotations every 7,500 miles (...
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How are the inside front tyres wearing down so quickly- Ford KA

History: After 5 (Oct 17) months the front driver side tyre was worn down on the inner shoulder/rib and the wires were showing. So I bought a new tyre (GoodYear brand) and had it fitted. After about a ...
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Tyre came off car: who is liable?

A customer came to you tyre garage a few days ago and had new tyres fitted, one of his alloys had a faulty stud. We contacted the customer's father while the car was still here. He said he was aware ...
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Is it okay to drive with tire damge like this?

Not exactly sure what happened, parked my car and saw the damages on my car. Can someone clarify that it is okay to drive my car? All the tire shops are closed and I have work 7AM tomorrow morning.
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Severe vibration which went away, then a blowout - why did it go away?

I had some severe vibration, which started suddenly, in my Transit camper. As soon a safe I pulled over and checked the tyres and wheel nuts. No obvious damage but I didn't spend long because I was ...
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Why is a bigger car tire way more expensive than a smaller tire?

Why is a 19" car tire way more expensive than a 16" tire? If you compare a 225/45/19 with a 215/65/16 they are double the price even though they have the exact same outer diameter. One possible ...
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1995 Camry LE rim and tire swap with 2012

I have a '95 Camry as well as a 2012 Camry which is paid off, but totaled (no collision). I'd just bought brand new tires a month before. Is there any way possible that I can put the 2012 size 16 rims ...
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Do I need a new rim?

Hello, I just had a blowout with my 2016 chevrolet equinox after dropping my kids at school. Its raining so as a result of the blowout I lost control and hit the curb 😥. Currently waiting on ...
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Tire sidewall tear - can it be glued?

Hi, I know the standard response is any sidewall damage replace the tire. These are brand new tires and as you will see no cord or steel showing. Can I just superglue the flap down?
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A bump on the tire. Is it serious?

I have recently discovered a bump on a tire of my 2018 Camry SE. I have had this baby for a month shy of a full year now. The bump may have come from curb rash or a pothole. I am putting up a picture. ...
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Why don't people hand pump their tires?

My bicycle tire go to 60 psi, and I can easily fill them up from nothing with less than 10 pumps. My car tires are at 32 psi, so shouldn't they be even easier? Yet I have never heard of anyone hand ...
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Sidewall damage on run flats from curb. Do I need to replace the tire?

I just replaced all 4 run flats on my BMW less than 2 weeks ago. This afternoon while parking, we ran into part of the curb that is sticking out from the recent rain/flooding, which I hadn’t noticed....
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Is this chipped tire bad enough to replace?

I probably chipped my tire by hitting the curb when parallel parking, the tire only has about 6000 miles on it, but does it look bad enough that I should replace it? here is the image:
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Electric stand up scooter repair of foam filled solid tire

Vehicle: eco reco L5+ stand up electric scooter, max spd 20mph https://ecorecoscooter.com/product/l5/ Tire picked up a 3/4" long sheet metal screw. Now as the picture shows, there's a solid foam-...
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Can I use a 225 70r16 tire to replace a 24570r16 tire if i brake down for a spare?

I have a 2003 jeep Cherokee and the only tire I have for a spare is a 225 70r16 but currently using 245 70r16s. Wondering if it would be OK to use temporarily?
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Is that tire good to use?

It had a small leak (32 PSI after two weeks became about 16 PSI). The shop repaired it and now there is no leak for a few weeks, but I saw it stays expose from outside. What is your opinion, may it ...
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Tire sidewall damage after driving when flat. Replace or fix?

!since I had to drive to go the shoulder this damage is a circle on the tire here is another image.
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should I change the tyres soon?

My car's tires are 3+ years old and the front is like in image. There are some cracks between the treads on the front tires. It is quite similar to what's been posted here: Do these tyre cracks ...
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Should I replace the two rear tires or just the flattened one?

One of my rear right tires need to be replaced and the other rear tire and all the other front tires are at 8/32 as in the picture . For a Sedan driving regularly 12 miles on highway everyday should ...
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Trailer tire gone — use spare or replace pair?

Some rebar popped a tire (ST205/75R14) on my dual axle 3500lb 26ft camping trailer. I'm not sure the year or mileage (bought the trailer used last year), but wear suggests the 4 tires have 60% of ...
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Sliver of tire wall coming off

I parked my car today and noticed that part of the tire wall is coming off. I’m a very cautious person, and so when I seen this I immediately freaked out. I was wondering if I should get a new tire, ...
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Tire blow out 1997 dodge ram

A buddy of mine changed the brake pads on the passenger side of my truck, ran out of time to do drivers side. I drove a couple days not many miles. I was on expressway and my tire started to go flat,...
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What would it be like to drive around on 4 flat tires? [closed]

This question probably doesn't fit that well into this forum, but at the same time I think the people of this forum would have the best knowledge to answer it. This seems like a technical qualifier to ...
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Water in vehicle tyres

Why are some vehicles tires filled with water? What is the reason behind it. Is it done for all the vehicles or only heavy vehicles?
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Hit the curb and scraped my tire; I have no idea if it’s bad/unsafe damage or not

I was driving in my neighborhood, probably only about 10mph but I accidentally wasn’t paying attention and hit the curb. I pretty much drove into it sideways, but it wasn’t very high impact I don’t ...
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Hit curb and chunk out of tyre. OK to drive on?

We're on holiday in Mallorca and managed to hit a curb while trying to navigate through a small town. Rim is scuffed and it cut into the tyre a bit. I will lose excess but insurance will cover. I'm ...
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Question about the damaged rim and tire

First timer here and I ran over something on the highway and this is the damage I got..... should I get the rim replace or is still OK to drive on
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Should I replace my tire

Should I replace my tire or is it fine to drive on
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tire condition - what should i do

the damage is not deep (its on surface only), i do not see the threads. It's front wheel on driver's side. Holds pressure, though I am wondering if the replacement is needed. thanks!
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Should I over- or under-inflate my tires when towing?

We're about to take a trip across the country towing 5000lb (2300kg) with our SUV. It's rated for 9k, so I'm not worried about that, but I'd like to know how much to inflate my tires. Advice on the ...
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Suspension problem or broken steel belt in tire?

I have among many cars, a 2005 Chevy cobalt LS. it's a nightmare! Spend more time under it than driving it. So recently I replaced the front passenger ball joint, and the driver's side rear coil ...
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Curbed tyre is it safe to drive

I think I may already know the answer to my question, just want some second opinions. I curved my tyre yesterday taking a chunk of rubber out of it. Does it need replacing or is it safe to drive for ...
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Could it be possible for both TPMS sensors fail just after changing tires for my three year old Honda Odyssy?

Just changed four Tires for my 3.5 years' Honda Odyssey. Sometimes the solid lights would on when tire pressure was low. After putting air in and drive couple miles the lights would go off. But ...
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Can I get alignment with only replacing 3 tires?

I have an obvious alignment issue and I need to replace the front 2 tires because of the wear that it has caused. One of my rear tires is brand new (replaced a matter of weeks ago), but the other has ...