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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Steering wheel/gas pedal vibrations after new tires and wheels

I'm familiar with SE but new to the Mechanics side of the site. Anyway, I bought new wheels and tires for my 2005 Mazda 3 S hatch back in June. I upgraded the then-current "MB" brand 16" aftermarket ...
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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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Car Jerks When Not Accelerating

So, I just recently mounted snow tires on my car (or rather, paid someone else to do it), and on my way home I noticed that whenever I take my foot off the gas pedal the car jerks forwards and ...
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Is this a standard alignment issue or something else?

I am working on a vehicle that travels a little to the right when the steering wheel is not held in the centered position. But when the steering wheel is held in the centered position, the vehicle ...
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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 ...
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TPMS leaks air after tire replacement

I have my four tires replaced on 2/16/2019 at Firestone Manchester CT. They are now Bridgestone tires. But about one month later, the low pressure indicator light on the dashboard was on. On 4/11/2019 ...
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Impact of different front tyre size

My Peugeot 5008 has just failed MOT because of wrong front tyres size. The driver side is 215/40/18/85/W with (Tread, outside 5.5-centre 5- inside 5.1 mm) and the passenger side is 215/45/18/93/Y with ...
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Restudding winter tires

Alright so i know the pros and cons of doing it, and i promise you I've done a bit of research on the subject. I have 4 "studded" winter tires that are beginning their 3rd season. I use quotes ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to fix noisy feathered tires?

My 2008 Highlander had an alignment problem and caused some (or maybe all) of the tires to feather. I got the alignment fixed but the tires are still quite noisy when I drive and they seem to be ...
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Which types of protectants are safe to use on automotive tires?

Some protectant formulations are known to damage tire rubber and cause sidewall cracking (which can be very dangerous). What types of tire protectants are recommended to prevent sidewall cracking? ...
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Tire tread difference on bmw 328xi

Recently bought a 2007 BMW 328xi awd and the tread on the tires are different. This concerns me because I’ve heard that that is bad and I don’t want any issues down the road. How bad is that on this ...
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Can I put a smaller size tire on staggered rear rims which will allow me to use the same size tire on all four staggered rims?

I drive a 2015 Mercedes S63 AMG 4matic. The rear wheels are staggered with 285-35-20 tires on 20/9.5 wheels, while the front tires are 255-40-20 on 20/8.5 wheel. The current rear tire size only ...
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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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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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Is it safe to drive with spare wheel but with proper tire?

I recently got a puncture and had to swap out the entire wheel. Luckily, the spare I had was a full size tyre, i.e.: not a skinny tyre like you sometimes see. It looks roughly like this: So, the ...
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Honda Tyre Size and Numbers

I have just purchased a used Honda Accord Euro 2005. I did not check the tyre number while purchasing. Yesterday one the tyres was bursted. Then I matched the tyre number mentioned in the door of the ...
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Are 6.90-9 trailer tires an obsolete size?

I have when seems to be an older trailer (not sure of age) which has tires labelled "6.90-9". They are in OK condition but I was looking into getting a spare, and had trouble finding anything in this ...
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Does tire load index count bike weight and rider weight?

I have some questions around tire load index (LI). On this matter, motorcycle tire. Is the load index count the vehicle weight and rider weight (and pillion and/or any other weight such as bag) ? So ...
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High pitched tire noise when driving at particular speeds

I've got noises coming from the tires on my Citroën C4 Picasso/SpaceTourer 2013 model. Tire type KLEBER Quadraxer 2 205/55R17 95 V, XL, all season tires. The noise only appears at speeds around 90 ...
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Can this tire be repaired or should I replace it?

I hit a curb, I was going with not more than 2-5 mph. Can I fix this tire or it has to be replaced?
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different tire age

I just had 4 new tires installed on my SUV. The tires on the left were manufactured on 04/19, the tires on the right were manufactured 40/17, is this differential in age a problem? If not a problem ...
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Indication of a seated bead

Does a tube have to 'pop' for the bead to set? I've changed the tire, pumped to 30 PSI. The line on the tire looks even across the circumference, but there was no 'pop'. Should I pump it up further? ...
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Do I Need to Replace This Tyre (Slight Cracking)

I got my health check video through during my MOT which I passed. This tyre still has nearly 4mm tread left, but the garage advised replacing because of slight cracking, seen between the treads here. ...
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Winter Tires - 2017 Audi A3

I have a 2017 Audi A3 Sedan. The all-seasons on my car are 225/40R18. I’m looking at 16” inch tires and wheels due to huge cost difference. Can I get a set of 205/55R16 tires and wheels package? Will ...
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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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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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Flap on low profile Tyre - Can this be fixed

I hit a pothole as I was going round a corner at about 30mph, didn’t think much of it at the time, but when I got home I saw this crack/flap in the tyre, I have only recently got this tyre and have ...
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Does this tire need to be replaced

Caught the curb a bit and can’t decide it I need to replace the tire or if it’s repairable. I don’t see any side wall or change in color on the tire. Any opinions would be appreciated
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Cut in the sidewalk of my tyre

I was driving at very low speed in a campsite, I turned too early around a corner and hit my inside rear tyre on a rock. Turns out the rock was sharp and slashed a small part of the tyre wall (about ....
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Crooked steering became straight after tyre rotation

In october last year I bought 4 tires for my car and at same time got the alignment and balancing done. After that the steering wheel angle was a little bit crooked, as the car neither glided to any ...
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Nissan Altima 2011 TPMS light on

I have one Altima 2011 S Sedan with 48000 miles. Yesterday, I went to one Mavis tire shop to replace 4 new tires. After I drove back home, I found that the valve cap of the left front tire (driver's ...
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Only replace rear tires BMW xdrive?

I'm running a BMW X1 AWD Xdrive with OEM 19" wheel spec staggered: 255 / 35 / 19 Rear 225 / 40 / 19 Front Staggered tires height difference is -0.06" (approx 2/32", back tires have less height, I ...
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i have a womp,womp sound coming from my left front tire

It sounds like a flat but isnt. I am at a loss on what it is. just had new cvc joints put in so it isnt that. Can someone help me
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Slapping sound coming from wheel

When driving, I noticed that a slapping sound was coming from my rear passenger-side wheel. The tempo of the slapping sound would accelerate and decelerate as the car's speed increased and decreased. ...
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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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Effect of Overall tire height on handling or acceleration

My car has tires 215/45R18. I want to get the 225 width size. Using the calculation if I put 225/45 R18 the tire diameter increases by 1% and with 225/40 R18 it decreases by 2%. What effect would the ...
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VW EOS ESC Error message

My VW 2015 EOS works great but since my last tire rotation, the ESC Stabilization Control Error appears while drive on dry roads at a constant speed. Engine slows, cannot accelerate. Must pull off ...
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Using a normal tyre on an emergency wheel

One of my friends discovered a car-sharing vehicle, all four wheels of which were replaced by the emergency wheels, but it seemed to have normal tyres on it. Here's the picture of one of its wheels (...
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What are the types of repairs & products used today to repair foreign objects puncturing tires?

Patches/Plugs, etc. Is a form of vulcanization ever used/performed on patches or plugs, or any other rubber product used to increase the rubber life? I'm looking into a new product for tire repair &...
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Would the type of tires used in a Jeep/Suzuki Maruti Gypsy kind of car generally be wider than those used in a typical sedan?

For example, let's compare the Toyota Corolla with the Suzuki Maruti Gypsy. Is it generally the case that the tire used in the Gypsy would be wider than the Corolla? If so, why does it need to be ...
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Changing to winter rim/tires

I have a 2018 Jetta SE with 205/55/HR16 tires. Can I change winter/tire combo sized 215/55/r16?
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Rotated tires, now alerted to tire pressure low

Honda Accord 2020 I had my tires rotated at 5k miles at dealer. When I brought vehicle home, it alerted tire pressure. I manually checked tire pressure, all good. I reset, I believe, according to ...
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Rationale for different tire rotation schemes depending on drive axle

Different scheme are almost universally recommended for tire rotation on front drive and rear drive cars. See, for example, these instructions by people who should know. The general idea seems to be ...
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Tire width vs weight and fuel economy

215/85R16 weight=35.7lbs 245/75R16 weight=31.8lbs The diameter is the same for both. Same tire just different dimensions. My thought, the heavy but skinny one is going to be better on the highway but ...
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What are the limiting factors for braking performances?

In a car with disc brakes, the performances (how long it takes to brake, how many braking cycles can be performed without overheating, brake power before locking the tires, and so on) depend basically ...
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Off road tires for a Subaru CrossTrek.2018 what needs to be done to get a good 75 height tire?

I just bought a 2018 Crosstrek. It has OEM tires on 18 inch wheels. I will be doing a lot of desert travel so I want a quality tire that I can safely deflate for extended miles. I have been doing some ...