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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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Which tyre to choose? Replace runflat with tubeless tyres on BMW 520d

I have a BMW 520d M sport edition. Currently the tyres on the car are runflat tyres and I want to replace them with tubeless tyres because the ride in the city on bumpy roads is very stiff and also ...
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Hit a pothole tire in image below [closed]

Repair or replace sidewall of tire torn but not leaking car came into my lane so I had to swerve and right into huge pothole
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Rumbling noise/feeling when driving

2003 Honda Civic LX I was recently in an accident with my vehicle, and when I drove it back from the shop, I noticed a rumbling feeling that becomes more intense as I go faster. The only thing damaged ...
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Loud "tire hum" at highway speeds after tire rotation where I also let a jack down too fast

I rotated my tires myself a few weeks ago and afterwards, the first time I got on the freeway, there was significant louder-than-usual tire noise. I would describe it as a loud constant vibration hum,...
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Hit a curb - scraped rim and took out chunk of tire, should I replace tire? [closed]

[![Hello, I was driving out this narrow drive thru and hit the curb as I turned to leave. It scraped my rim and took a chunk of the tire. Is it drive-able? Should I get the tire replaced? Thank you
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Tire tearing, how bad is this for the long term? [closed]

I bought new all season tires 2 years ago, they have just over 10k miles on them. Where I live I park on the curbs often, so when the front wheels are turning they're tearing against the curb and this ...
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For most car insurers in USA / Canada who give discount for Winter tires, do "All Season tires" qualify? [closed]

My CRV has Michelin Premier LTX "All Season" tires. For most car insurers in USA / Canada who offer a discount on insurance premium when tires are changed seasonally with "Winter tires&...
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Does roll starting a car leave a skid mark?

Plain and simply, does roll-starting a car leave a skid mark on the road? My mind simply can't think thru the mechanics of it. Looking around the internet, this doesn't seem do be a question people ...
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Spare tire different than on-road tires [duplicate]

Replaced 4 225 75r16's on my 2007 E150 with 245 75r16's, but not the spare, it remains a 225 75r16. Can I use this in an emergency situation?
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How far should you drive on a donut in an all wheel drive car?

After buying my 2020 Forester I was told that the tires should only be replaced in sets of four in order to keep them all about the same diameter. Or if a single tire has to be replaced, then only do ...
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Barely Used Car in Summer with Winter Tyres

Is it OK to leave winter tires on in 20 C temperature, for 2 months, assuming the car will be making 50 km per week only? There are lots of sources explaining you should not drive in hot weather but ...
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How to detach a pump from a Schrader valve without losing air?

When I pump up any tyre with a Schrader valve I always lose a small amount of air when I disconnect the pump from the valve - there's always a couple of seconds of hissing whilst the pump is being un-...
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Why does the 2004 Lexus RX330 have two different tire sizes compatible with it?

I have a 2004 Lexus RX330. The tire label sticker on the driver side indicates that the size of tire that should be used is a 225/65 R17. However, when purchasing tire options on various retailers, ...
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how do you get rid of water inside a tire

Broke the bead in a tire, it snowed on it, lots of water in it now. I can't easily like reach into it, there's not much space. I can't take the tire off easily. Ideas? No amount of resting it near ...
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Audi Q5 2012 2.0l shaking and noise

I have a 2012 Audi Q5. Recently soon as I reach 120kmh the car starts shaking like you can feel the steering wheel and the whole car shaking like its about to fall apart. I took it to a mechanic he ...
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Do hard tires reduce life of suspension in the long run?

I recently bought a new family sedan which comes with the hard stock tires. Now I am worried whether they could reduce the life of suspension parts in near future. Should I change the stock tires to ...
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Avoiding a Frozen valve stem

Ive had to add air to my tires in sub zero temps and have had the valve stems freeze open, Or have had the compressor valve freeze. How do I avoid this.
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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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