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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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AWD cars can't replace single tire?

I have 2-3 mm tread left on my tires. One of the tires has a sidebubble, and another has a leak. I went to belletire and they told me they can't just replace 1 tire, all 4 should be replaced because ...
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Do I need to change this tire [closed]

I got minor damage from side walk. Do I need to change the tire. My tire Size is 215/55 R16
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2010 Lincoln MKS 3.7 V6

2010 LINCOLN MKS: Shakes horrible when driving and trying to stop, I’m close to 240,000 miles now but when I’m on smoother roads it’s not as bad. I’m here for an honest opinion because I’ve spent more ...
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Went over a curb [closed]

Earlier today i went over a curb and there’s a visible damage to the sidewalk, however my uneducated eyes can’t tell if I should change the tire or not. Advise and opinions would be much appreciated! ...
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Mixing cross-climate with winter/summer tires

I'm tempted to change my seasonal tires to cross-climate ones, but I'm considering changing them progressively, to wear out my seasonal tires. Is it a very bad idea to let's say have on the front two ...
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“Equatorial” line small crack on the tire - is the tire damaged? [closed]

I just found a weird small crack in the form of a line on my tires. I didn't see anything like that on the other pictures here. The line seems to go exactly where the car touches the surface. What do ...
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ATV need advice on fixing flat tires

I bought a cheap Chinese ATV thats probably 30-40 yrs old, and it runs great and is lots of fun, but shortly after I bought it 2 tires went flat and wont hold air. I live in MD and theres very few ...
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Tires resonant humming at specific speed

Update 2: I checked the tire pressure, it was indeed too high (reduced from about 2.7 to 2.3) After doing this the noise was somewhat less (though still very significant, it is slightly less ...
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unscrew the over-tightened nuts from a Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 Limited

I posted a question a few days back because my Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 Limited has a flat tire. I've decided to send the car to a car shop for a tire-change after reading the responses. Now the new ...
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Does small chip on a tire merit tire replacement [closed]

while cleaning the car I’ve noticed a small chip on a front tire. It looks like it was created after close encounter with a pavement curb. The tires are new and done maybe 300 miles. The chip is of ...
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Can I change a regular tire rather than a spare tire on a Hyundai Santa Fe (limited 2012)?

I got a flat tire on my Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 Limited. I am no way a mechanical but still wondering if I can change a tire by myself. I looked up a few videos online and they just teach you how to ...
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Scraping / rattling noise

History before noise I recently got an oil change and since it was nice out today I switched my winter tires back to my summer ones. Nothing special from these two events but after I changed my ...
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Can I use tar removal to remove the stubborn mark at the tyre rim?

I have a stubborn mark on my tyre rim alloy. Please refer to the image below: Overview Zoom in Another view The brown mark on the tyre rim is very stubborn. I have use anti-grease liquid but it ...
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Downsizing rims from 14“ to 13”, what is the optimal tire size?

My car: Suzuki Celerio (EU/India) / Alto (Asia) 2010 mdl. Hi, I'm downsizing from a r14 rim size to a r13. Current tire size is 155/65/r14 and that is the OEM size. My current rim spec is 14x5.5 et38 ...
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Why am i getting a vibration at 75+ mph but not in steering wheel?

It is a 2002 chevy malibu 192,246 So far I have replace both tie rods ends Wheel bearings front In the rear I have Replaced both wheel cylinders Tires honestly My front ones are slightly smaller ...
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DOT Numbers: 0 or O?

In DOT numbers how can I tell the difference between 0 (zero) and O (capital o)? Most fonts used on tire sidewalls make them difficult to tell apart, and I can't find any rules online saying that ...
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My new tire went bad n a week im scare to move my car little metal pieces are poking out [closed]

I got my tire rod fixed and a new tire now my car won't turn back right it shakes n my tires a wearing fast
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Tire Sidewall cracking. Should I replace? [closed]

I just noticed a crack on the left front tyre of my car. Tyres are 2.5 years old. Should I replace it immediately? If replacing is the best option, should I replace both front tyres or just the ...
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Alignment of red dot (uniformity mark) on tire when no white dot or dimple

I am new to tire markings, and have been reading what they mean. However, there is not one clear source of information what to do when there is no white dot/dimple on the rim (marking the rim's ...
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Tyre damage from hitting a curb [closed]

the other day I hit a curb going about 15 mph, it was more of a light touch so I didn’t bother to go out and check it. Yesterday I noticed a crack in the tire and a piece of the rubber on the side had ...
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How to remove spare tire / wheel when the plastic retainer won't unscrew?

I have a spare wheel that I need to take out of the trunk of my Nissan Pulsar, but the middle bit always slips when I try turning it. I think it's fixed too tightly. How do I remove this thing?
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Should a completely flat tire be replaced? [duplicate]

My tire has been completely flat for possibly 4 hours in my driveway before I took notice. I've removed it from the car and will be taking it in for repair in the morning. Should I insist that a new ...
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Spare tire sizes composed of 2 numbers(19x4), what are they?

Regular wheels/tires on a typical passenger car sized like so: Tire size: 235/55R19 235mm -width (235*0.55)mm sidewall height 19" - Radius But the spare wheels for the same model and certain trailer ...
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Wanted to increase ground clearance of Toyota Etios GD

I am having Toyota Etios sedan GD SP. I wanted to increase Ground clearance of my car having with 14" wheels by using different size of tires. Plz suggest more. After doing some studies following ...
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Do worn out tires effect the brake pad, rotor and shocks?

My tires are worn out and the mechanic suggested that if I don't change them then it will cause negative impact on the brake pad, rotor and shocks? Is this true. Car is done 150000 kms and braking ...
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Is the tire safe still? [closed]

Bare with me I am NOT mechanically inclined . I hit some ice and slid into a curb. It's currently -37°C where I live. Anyways no air coming out but when I was driving 70-80km I could smell rubber ...
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What causes tires to squeal when turning a corner

When turning a corner I've been hearing the tyres squeal. I'd like to have an understanding of what might cause it so I could understand if it's related to a recent service and have sensible ...
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Transmission top bracket snapped when inflating tyres

Clutch was replaced in my 2005 nissan micra about 3 months ago, today I inflated my front tyre to specification pressure (2.3 bar) and immediately after driving I felt something was broken so I ...
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Can an air chuck be used as a quick release?

I bought a tire inflator/air compressor with a digital readout for home use. It's pretty slick--you dial in the pressure you want and hit a button and it stops when it reaches that pressure. The ...
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Tires pressure: why a difference between front and rear?

I would like to know why the tires pressure is often different between front and rear. I thought it depended only on the weight distribution but that seems wrong. Indeed, I have a BMW 420d xDrive (...
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Can I replace a set of 215/60R16 tires with a set of 205/55R16 (all four tires)? Toyota camry

Can I replace a set of 215/60R16 tires with a set of 205/55R16 (all four tires)? Toyota Camry I have read other post asking a similar question and some people have said that the spedometer may be ...
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245mm tire on 7.5 inch rim?

I am looking to buy snow tires. I saw an ad for someone selling 4 Michelin Latitude X-ICE X12 tires mounted with wheels. Size is 245/65R17. Wheels are 17X7.5 Sport Edition P5 Anthracite. He claims ...
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Wrong Tire Pressure After Walmart Installation. Intentional?

I bought set of BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 all-seasons listed as new, and just had them installed at my local Walmart Auto Care Center. Service time was 2 hours and 20 minutes (is that normal?). Front ...
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Why is it important to dry your tires before storing them in bags?

I see two articles that say tires should be stored dry in bags, but they don't explain why. Why is it important to dry your tires before storing them in bags?
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I scratched my rim against a curb. Will I still be able to drive long distances or should I get it fixed before I hit the long road?

I scratched my car’s wheel against a curb and I’m not sure whether to fix it immediately or if I can wait it out. I’m planning a road trip and I need to know if it’s safe to drive with a scratched rim....
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How do I determine Offset of this particular wheel?

Am buying some new winter wheels, downsizing from 19" to 17". BMW X1 E84. Specs call for: 7.5jX17 ET34 I have found an excellent set online, private sale, the gentleman is super helpful, but can't ...
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Can I swap my 215/60R16 rims and tires for 215/70R15 rims and tires?

I originally had 215/60R16 rims and tires on my vehicle. I have a set of nearly new 215/70R15 tires mounted on some 15 inch rims from another vehicle. If the lug bolts match up, can I replace them ...
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Why are most air compressors petrol powered

I am looking to buy an air compressor. However most of the ones I see online are petrol powered for example https://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Decker-195-NK-Compressor/dp/B0789JT29J/, if I don't need it ...
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Is the minimum advisable tread depth for winter tires different than for all season tires?

It seems that a consensus on tire wear is that tires should be replaced if you'll be driving on icy roads with less than 6/32" of tread, but are safe on other roads up to 4/32" (source). I'm ...
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Old front tyre motorbike worn to one side

I have recently changed the front tyre on my old bike (cbr600Fx). I noticed the old tyre was worn to one side, I checked the bearings when I was changing it and they seemed fine, I am thinking it ...
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Damage to low profile tire upon dismounting [closed]

I took my car to get the summer tires changed out to the winter tires. Upon dismounting of my tires one tire ended up with a tear at the bead. The technician said the damage was not caused by him ...
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Should I not drive with this huge chipped rim?

Slid while turning and hit a curb. I am pretty sure I shouldn't drive with this but wanted to get opinions.
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Tire pressure and new tires

I bought new tires in September. I have returned to the place I purchased them many times due to malfunctions. I feel like I am putting air in my tires all of the time. I know with temperature change ...
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How long studded tires last?

I know that they say that it's recommendable to change summer or regular tires every 4 years because the rubber hardens. Even if they are fine related to the depth of the tread. However, how long ...
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Do these dry rotted tires need to be replaced immediately? [closed]

I’m leaning to the safe side and saying yes. How bad is it and does the water-based seal strategy work at all or that just blog snakeoil?
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Is it a bad idea to park a car in a shallow puddle for hours at a time?

Just what the title asks. The parking lot at my office is prone to light flooding after a good rain, and my car will typically be parked in a shallow puddle for a few hours (I drive home for lunch, ...
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Can I repair this sidewall damage or should I get a new tire? [closed]

I hit a curb this morning at pretty low speeds and was thinking that I should be able to repair the damage with rubber cement or something like that but the more I was reading online about sidewall ...
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Why would a TPMS sensor start working again?

I have a 2008 Toyota RAV4. One day, the TPMS warning light came on. I then checked the pressure in all of my tires, including the spare. All were ~34 psig, which is plenty of pressure. I went to a ...
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Do I need to repair my tires?

I hit a curb while trying to make a left turn :( Now I’m not an expert mechanic and this car is relatively new (about 6 months) so I’m here to ask if the tires look bad where I have to get it replaced ...
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Tear in my rear tire. Should I get it replaced?

Somebody was a little too close to the lane and had to make a tight right turn and clipped the curb. I’m not seeing any cords or metal but wanted to get second or even professional opinions on whether ...

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