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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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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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Car has an intermittent bounce/stutter feeling in front left wheel area regardless of speed?

I drive a 1997 Chevy Cavalier. For the past little while there's been some issues with the way it's been running at all speeds. The best way to describe it is at slow speeds it feels almost like a ...
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Cut in my tyre sidewall & tread depth?

Is this small cut in my cars rear left side wall anything to worry about? Not only that but I’ve just purchased this car, and to me the tread looks very low and seems to be wearing unevenly. Any ...
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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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Is there any reason to pair winter tires with all-season tires?

I thought I was getting by just fine with all-season tires year-round, but a recent incident made me realize the merit of bothering with winter tires, their replacement, and their storage (or else ...
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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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2014 Honda CRV, LX Trim Package

I purchased a 2014 Honda CR-V, LX trim Package. It came stock with the metal 16 inch wheels and 215 70 R 16 tires. The specs on the tire are: Diameter 27.9 inches Wheel 16 inches Sidewall 5.9 inches ...
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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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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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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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Tyre number for Honda

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Brake pad change - passat 2011

Implausible signal Brakes fail Very dissapointed
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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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Tire Sidewall Scraped off 8inch Long Rubber

I was parallel parking and got too close to the curb. I didn’t notice anything until I started driving and heard some weird sound. I took off about an 8" long, finger-thick piece of rubber on the ...
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What is this thread like thing coming out of my car tyre?

What is this rubbery thread like thing hanging out of my tyre? Is it safe? Can I cut it off using a blade or else just stick it to the tyre using gum?
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2011 Nissan Altima 74000 miles, continental tire noise

I replaced my 4 tires, wheel bearings, all brake pads and rotors one year ago. Recently, sometimes not always, I can hear there is a noise coming from my tire while driving. The noise is not a ...
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Humming noise at 40km/h and up. Tires? Wheel bearings?

02 Honda Civic SiR with Goodyear Eagle Sport All Season tires. I've been getting a humming noise at about 40km/h and higher. I changed over from winter tires about a month ago, but I can't recall ...
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Tire alignment and rotation - still pulls to the right

Legacy 2017. bought with 26k miles and on a highway found out that car pulls to the right so I had to compensate with a steering to the left a little bit. Dealership made an alignment but it still ...
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Why does my car pull to one side after putting on new used tires?

I just bought new used tires and got them mounted and balanced on rims. But now the car pulls to one side very noticeably. Can this be because of the tires? Do I have a bad tire?
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Any possible problem to drive train for tires of different circumference?

How much difference in mm tread depth between front tires on a fwd suv before it may cause problems?
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Rear camber alignment off, outside tire wear

Hoping to get some help from unbiased sources who aren't trying to sell me parts. The car is a 2014 Honda Accord LX. It has no adjustable camber in the rear without aftermarket parts. I've noticed ...
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Why the tyre at near-side kerb makes noise when I balance on hill road?

I drive Honda Jazz 2010 model semi-automatic. When I stop at a road with slope (hilly), I apply my parking brake and switch my gear from A1 (automatic 1st gear) to N (Neutral). When I am about to ...