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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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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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Tear in RFs, not losing air

Is this safe to drive on? Tire pressure has been same for days, and not losing air. Thanks all
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Tire cracks.Motorhome Tire

I have 22.5 goodyear g670 rv tires on my motorhome. They are 7 years old. I noticed 3 small cracks in one tire running parrelel to the rim near the bead. Is this serious enough to be replaced. I ...
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I got this screw in my tire, should I plug or replace?

Should I have the tire plugged, patched, or replaced?
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When I replace 195/55/14 with 165/65/14, what may I expect?

I learned that my original tyre size 195/55/14 is not being produced any longer. Because I calculated I can miss up to three hundred a year for kilometer allowance and that I insist to keep my stock ...
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Tires on Honda Odyssey

I currently have a 2004 Honda Odyssey and need some winter tires for it. Currently the tire size for my van is 225/60/r16. My father-in-law has a set of winter tires on rims but they are a 225/65/r16. ...
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What does it mean if tire sidewall height isn't shown? E.g. 215R15

What does it mean if the tire size doesn't list the sidewall height. For example, apparently I can use 225/70R15 or 215R15. But I am not sure why the second one doesn't list the sidewall height. The ...
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DIY Tire Rotation with Scissor Jack (Nissan Leaf)

Have a 2013 Nissan Leaf. Curious if anyone has done tire rotation with a scissor jack stacked 2x4 cuttings as a jack stand(s)? I thought of it, but if you are using a scissor jack on the jack points ...
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How much air pressure in tires when storing a vehicle?

When storing a vehicle for several months to a year, is it better to have the tyres/tires overinflated a little, underinflated a little, or at their regular operating pressure?
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Tire inflator kit cannot pump above 30psi

Few months ago, my tire got punctured by a nail. I used a tire plug to repair my tire. Then i used the mopar tire inflator (air only) that came with my suv. The inflator looks exactly like in this ...
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Is this tire damaged? (ran on flat)

Flat and after-flat pics (it was installed on the other side after flat... I think) Ran about 70 meters (76 yards) at very-very low speed with this tire completely flat, it only has 2000 miles on it,...
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Must a leaky tire plug be redone completely?

I found a screw in my tire and plugged it last week. It has gone down about 1 PSI per day since then. I used soapy water and found a very slight leak (one bubble shows up and then slowly grows.) Do I ...
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Tire damage. How bad is too bad? [closed]

THE MECHANIC AT MITSUBISHI SAID I'M NOT LEAKING AIR SO I SHOULD BE OK...what do you think? I asked to buy one tire because sadly that's all I could afford right now on short notice and he says no, due ...
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Wear pattern on tire

What causes this "shredded" wear on the shoulder of both left tires (displayed is the front tire, 1 year old, ~20KKM)? The wear on the thread area is regular, alignment was done, pressure is fine. ...
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Performance difference between P225 55R17 and P225 60R16

My 2009 Subaru Forester has mags with P225 55R17 summer tires. I saw a good deal on craigslist for alloy mags I could use during winter. On the picture, I see the seller previously fit some P225 ...
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Brake pad change - passat 2011

Implausible signal Brakes fail Very dissapointed
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Any spare wheel/tire inside BMW i3?

Does BMW i3 has any spare wheel/tire in the car or in the trunk? If not, is there any recommended way to carry a spare wheel/tire inside the car? See related discussions here: https://...
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Tire and Rim Damage From Scraping Curb

So I just had an incident where my wife scraped the curb in my BRAND NEW car with the front right wheel while parking in front of our house. I'd estimate she was going about 8MPH. I witnessed it ...
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Can I repair this rim by smoothing the edges out? Do I need to?

My 2003 Chevy Tahoe rear driver side wheel came off while on the highway. Nobody was hurt and I was able to grind over to the side of the road (all fortunate). My lug studs were bent so I replaced ...
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Tire pressure with load and heat

Running a ram 2500 pulling 10,000lbs 5th wheeler...truck door sticker and tire call for 80psi... when pulling the trailer in the summer the heat of the road increases the psi to 90 is that safe or ...
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My tires are louder than normal

That is the simplest way I can describe the problem. I changed into my summer tires and after that after I get past 40 kph the car starts to get very loud. Between 60 and 100 is a little quieter but ...

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