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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 on the sidewall - is this safe or should i replace?

I am not sure if this is a cosmetic damage or a structural damage in the tire. The tire is a Bridgestone Turanza 225/40R18 in front. About 18k miles and almost 5 years old. I don't know where I got ...
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Different width tire?

My car has 225/50r17 tires. I have a set of four winter tires from my last car that are still good. They're 215/50r17. Given that they're fairly close in side, with the same radius, just 10mm thinner -...
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Do I Need To Change the Tire If the Sidewall Is Damaged Like This? Is this cosmetic or safety hazard?

The front right tire of my car got a sidewall cut as shown in the picture. Should I replace the tire? I'm wondering if this is cosmetic or safety hazard. This is Tesla model 3 with about 8000 miles ...
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Uneven tire tread causing worrisome traction problems - wlll this fix it?

I'm running a set of staggered run-flat Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2's on my RWD. Fronts are 225/40//19, rears are 255/35/19. I've been driving with the passenger rear tire much newer than the rest ...
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How much damage will occur to a tyre which is flat for a week?

On Monday, when I took my car out, it felt normal, but after about 300 meters on a busy road, another driver said my rear tyre was flat. I returned home and parked my car on the road in front of my ...
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Tires of the same model but different sizes - how much difference in quality and performance?

ADAC tested winter tires of size 175/65 R14 T and 205/55 R16 H this year (in English: 175/65 R14, 205/55 R16). I would like to buy a set of size 185/65 R15. Question: Does it make sense to base the ...
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Why is it recommended to place the new car tires on the rear axle?

When buying a pair of new tires for a car, it is presumed they are better than the (worn) tires being replaced. Isn't steering better when you put them on the front? Why is it recommended to put the ...
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WINTER TIRES - I have winter tire set of 215/60/16 for my Camry 2007 I want to fixed for my Nissan Rouge SV with tire size 225/65/17

I have winter tire set of 215/60/16 for my Camry 2007. I want to fixed in my car Nissan Rouge SV with tire size 225/65/17
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“Iron wires” showing through sidewall

I purchased my Suzuki Alto K10 car in 2011. In 2017, I fitted the stepney (AKA "spare tyre") and have driven almost 15000km. Recently I have observed some iron wires came from side wall of this tyre,...
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Is it absolutely necessary to replace all four tyres on a manual 2008 Subaru Impreza?

I destroyed a back tire on my 2008 Subaru Impreza manual transmission with viscous coupling. The manual says all four tires must be the same size. The spare tire must only be mounted onto the rear ...
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Can I change my 205/60r16 tires with 205/55r16 tires?

I am changing my seasonal tire to winter tires. My seasonal tires are size 205/60r16. Is it okay to change them with 205/55r16 sized tires?
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Shaking on winter tires

I recently had a customer come back with the complaint that around 110km/hr the vehicle is very shaky after installing winter tires. I retorqued all four tires and none of the lugs moved. Air ...
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Tire Damage Requires Replacement?

Got some curb damage to this tire, but haven’t experienced any deflation. Is this something that will require replacing the tire?
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2001 subaru outback tires question

I have a 2001 Subaru Outback needing new tires. The originals are 225 60 16, but I was wondering if I could go with 225 75 16 and not have the tires rub. Would this matter if I went with the 225 75 16 ...
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Clarification on Toyota Coralla Winter Tires

I placed an online order today for 4 wheels and 4 winter tyres Wheels - 15 in steel Wheel - X 45921 Tire - 205/55 R16 Clarification - Will R16 tyres fit on 15 in Steel wheels ? ...
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Do I need a new tire?

I noticed I had a flat in one of my tires so I made a trip to the nearest shop to get air now my tire has a ring around it showing where it rubbed against the rim! enter image description here
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I got new tires installed and now the left rear brake is stuck

2008 Honda CRV. Like I stated, I got new tires recently. I was trying to save a couple bucks, and went with a body shop that had a tire balancing machine. I think they messed up, because ever since I'...
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Sidewalks damage continued

I had asked about this “cosmetic” damage done to my sidewalk due to curb rash earlier throughout the week. Would putting some adhesive such as rubber cement be okay for this. As shown I don’t see any ...
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Side wall damage

Is this okay to drive on? Recently noticed this after getting some curb rash on the rim the car is basically new. Dealer told me it’s cosmetic damage but I’m not to sure
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Winter tire question

I am attempting to get a straight answer regarding winter tires. The size as shown on the inside of the door is "215/60R/15". I am told that I can use 195/65R/15 and 205/65R/15 tires as well. Is ...
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installing a locking lug nut

When putting the lug nuts back on after replacing a spare tire you're supposed to tighten them in a criss-cross pattern. So what do you do if you're replacing just a single lug nut? Do you go through ...
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tire sizes comparison

I have a 2018 Kia Rio tire size 185/65r15. I have four winter tires on rims from my 2014 Kia Rio size 195/55r16. Iknow there will be a slight difference in speed but will they work(clearance etc ) on ...
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Periodic tire noise, no steering wheel wobble

I changed to studded winter tires (or wheels, actually) on my 2016 Toyota RAV4 hybrid 4 days ago. After driving the car about 200 km, it became apparent that the tire noise is unusually high and ...
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How does tire pressure vary as a function of temperature?

Today, I changed my winter tires. I estimate the storage temperature is about +10 degrees Celsius. The average operating temperature is expected to be about -5 degrees Celsius. I measured the tire ...
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Can I replace my 220/40R18 tires with 225/50R18 tires?

I have a set of summer tires that are 225/40R18 90Y. Can I replace my 225/40 tires with either the 225/45 or 235/50?
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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. ...