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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 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 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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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://www.mybmwi3....
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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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What would be so wrong with using ATV preventative tire sealant in a street car?

I've been looking for a type of tire sealant like Tireject/Slime that will prevent flats, not the emergency repair kind. Both of these companies sell the preventative goop, but they specifically state ...
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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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Tire vibration - pressure and brand

The question is the about the effect of air pressure and brand on tire vibration (also known as wheel vibration). Do we have less vibration when the air pressure is low or high ? Aslo, does the ...
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Nissan pathfinder 96

My front passenger side tire feels like it has a flat, I looked and it's not even low, but there is a spot about12 inches long that is wore and wires are starting to show. Do I need an alignment? I ...
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How are winter tyres different from normal tyres?

Using them all year round, is there a downside to them? Or is it just a matter of costs. I will refrain from further widening the questions scope.
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Tire performance

During the lifecycle of tires, when do they have the best performance : When they are new Few weeks afer buying Mid-life Near the end-life Performance I mean fuel economy.
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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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Newly purchased tire showing signs of crazing around the rim — is this expected/normal?

I unwrapped my newly acquired motorcycle front tire (sold as new), and noticed some cracks/crazing along the rim on both sides. The tire looks brand new and perfect otherwise. Should any amount of ...
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Is it okay to drive with this tyre

Hit a kurb this morning & my current work situation means money is tight for the next couple weeks so can’t really afford a new tyre. Just wondering if I’d be alright to drive on it if I avoid ...
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Tire popped and shredded inside, Should I attempt an at home repair or buy wheels and drive it to a mechanic?

So my bearings were messed up and as I was coming home one night the right tire popped on me and I freaked and kept driving home. Once I got home I had realized the tire fell off the rim and shredded ...
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Do run-flat tires mean added inertia, only helping in highway driving?

I had imagined that run-flat tires are only available on 17" to 19" rims with particularly thin (aspect ratio-wise) tires. I thought they are engineered by building a slightly thicker rim-facing ...
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Cut on sidewall from hitting a curb

Do I need to replace this tire or is it safe to drive it this way.
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The difference between 245/70r16. Instead of a 265/70r16

I have a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche with the tow package ,would it be alright to use 245/70r16 tire instead of 265/70r16?
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Are speedometers on race motorcycles accurate in corners?

I'm about to get a set of Race-Sport tires for my motorcycle. The RS tires offer more lean angle. Notice the visual difference, the tire on the left has a much steeper drop off at the sides. When the ...
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Hit my new 2019 Mazda 3 front rim on curb , not sure if it’s OK or safe or needs repair?

Hit my new 2019 Mazda 3 front rim on curb , not sure if it’s OK or safe or needs repair?
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Should the 5th wheel be included in the tire rotation?

I didn't see this question asked so thought it might make a good one. If you have a visible 5th wheel that is full size like the spare on a Jeep Wrangler should that spare be included in the tire ...
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Decreasing sidewall height

I have a 13 Ford Focus with 215/50/17 tires(factory size) which need replacement soon. Could I safely replace them(all 4) with 215/45/17?
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Does the tire DOT number describe the creation date or the certification date?

I was under the impression that the DOT date on a tire describes the week of the year it was created. I was told by a tire salesman however that the actual creation date is only known by the ...
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Would any place patch a tire with a nail 1 inch from side

I recently got a flat due to a nail of some sort. The place I took it to won't patch because "the patches are round and the hole is too close to the edge". So now because I drive an awd vehicle (...
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Are my tires warped or did I just get a bad balance job?

I recently dismounted/remounted (w/ hand tools) my tires (235/70) to refinish my aluminum wheels (sand/polish). After completing the job, I brought them into the shop to get balanced. Brought the ...
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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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Ground clearance

Will the ground clearance vary based on the rim diameter? Example: I saw new Hyundai Venue model and it is specified that it has ~190mm for ground clearance, which they might have given for top end ...
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2015 BMW 750Li Xdrive

The right rear tire (passenger side) is almost completely bald whereas the opposite tire has normal treadwear (plenty of tread, approx 7/32). Any idea what could cause this disparity?
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Mismatched brand tires on back, bad on high speeds?

Wouldn't post a new question if the internet wasn't full of "Yep, perfectly fine" one one side and "Nope, you're going to hit the closest tree" on the other side. Driving a FWD Volvo S40 2.4i. ...
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Can you permanently mark or write on a tire?

In another question I figured out how to get some basic info on my poorly labelled trailer tires. Now that I know the inflation pressure, load rating, etc., I'd like to write this on the tire in some ...

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