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Should I rebalance winter tires after several years in storage?

Winter wheels/tires spent 8 years in storage due to... lack of snow. They were balanced when originally purchased, and have maybe 15K miles on them after two seasons. I'm planning to use them this ...
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Alignment and balancing readout doesn't match required values

I had gone on a road trip and had hit a bad pothole. The steering started pulling a bit after that. After I got the alignment and balancing done yesterday, the pull seems better, but the values on the ...
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I got my wheels balanced and aligned and my car is still shaking

My car is a jeep patriot 2014 and only had one previous owner with no wrecks, ive only had the car since January and about a month ago my car started to shake while on back roads. I checked all my ...
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Audi Q5 2012 2.0l shaking and noise

I have a 2012 Audi Q5. Recently soon as I reach 120kmh the car starts shaking like you can feel the steering wheel and the whole car shaking like its about to fall apart. I took it to a mechanic he ...
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2014 Nissan Sentra FE-S Alignment issues

I just bought a 2014 Nissan Sentra with low miles 33k. I noticed that the tires had been replaced at 25k which seemed low to me. I received the service report on the car after buying it and it shows ...
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2019 Acura TLX 4 Cyl FWD Vibration

I just bought a 2019 Acura TLX tech package, 4 Cyl CPO. Drives really well, but after a little while on the highway I can feel some vibration through the floor seats and steering wheel. I feel a small ...
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Buddy kick 125 cc

Rode it this morning and all was fine. Got on it this afternoon and it feels unstable like the front end has a bobble?
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Excessive vibration after new tire install

I took my 2003 Saturn Vue V6 AWD in and had two new rear tires installed. Immediately after leaving, once I hit 40 MPH I had excessive violent shaking in the steering wheel and whole car. I went back ...
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Tolerance on the wheel imbalance for a road/sport motorcycle

TLDR Taking into account both drive safety and mechanical stresses, is a wheel imbalance of 50 g (~2 Oz) a safe threshold for a generic road motorcycle? Does the figure change if we consider ...
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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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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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Truck wobbles from 55-60 mph. But steering wheel doesn't shake, changed tires n had rebalanced but still wobbles

My 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac wobbles from 55-60 mph, I changed all four tires and it felt slightly worse, they balanced the tires but I went to kost and they rebalanced the front tires and charged ...
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Rotate and balance

Recently bought a car a few months ago and got the carfax update the other day apparently the previous owner never rotated the tires so I proceeded to do so yesterday. While getting the rotation the ...
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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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Will driving 4 unbalanced tires to a shop for balancing cause any issue on the suspension/alignment?

I've refinished all 4 aluminum wheels on a 2wd 2001 Toyota Tacoma. In the process, I dismounted the tires (235/70) and flipped them (so the white lettering is on the inside) and removed all existing ...
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Importance of balancing lug nuts?

I want to install one locking lug nut on each wheel for security. These are slightly larger than standard lug nuts and I wonder if it will cause problems with wheel balance. McGard claims that their ...
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Where can I find (Wheel alignment softwares) to download and use?

I've been searching the web for a long time to find any wheel alignment softwares but I couldn't find any ! please inform me if you know where to download or buy one. Thank you
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Is wheel alignment/balancing necessary after every tyre rotation?

I gave my hyundai Elite i20 for second servicing(5000 Kms) and according to user manual the service center was supposed to do tyre rotation, but the service manager told me that without doing wheel ...
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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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Steering Wheel Lost Sensitivity

After driving a 340 mile round-trip I realized that my car didnt feel right driving local this morning. My steering wheel lost some of its sensitivity. It just feels too "loose". I have a 2019 Honda ...
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On Car Tire Balancing in Automatic Cars

Will doing "On Car Tire Balancing" for balancing wheels of Automatic transmissions cars cause any issues to the transmission? You can see an On-Car balancer in this YouTube video.
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Car feels imbalanced but difficult to find problem

I have a Hyundai Tuscani Coupe 2006. One day I was driving fast and there was a ditch in one side of the road. Thinking I'm a rally racer I just went into the ditch and noticed the rear of the car ...
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I feel small bumps while driving

I just received a brand new Hyundai Santafe a week ago. I started feeling a small bump (that also allow the rear (right) second row seats to vibrate). The small bumps start at very low speeds (20km/h) ...
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Can I balance my wheels at home?

My 2003 Opel Agila steering wheel shakes and the car vibrates from 65-80mph, and I think it's because my wheels aren't balanced as I have had new tyres, tracking and wheel balancing about two months ...
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2010 mini cooper , Steering wheel unstable and tends to deviate all over. Unable to diagnose the problem

my steering wheel is unstable and has tendency to deviate and shakes. It's hard to drive and very accident risky. Mechanic inspected and asked me to replace two wheel Rims. He has asked for $275 to ...
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I just patch my tire what's next

I just took my car to the tire shop to patch a tire that kept deflating very slowly. Do I need to get and alignment and balance ?
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My steering wheel wobbles between 60 - 80 mph

Car been checked several times at the mechanic's shop, they say can't find the reason. Both front axles have been replaced I got three sets of rims (Factory 16", Forzas 18" and TIs 20") The mechanics ...
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Second hand car - Engine/Tyres/Etc

I am looking into buying a second hand car from a reputable Mercedes-Benz dealer (not just some dodgy salesman by the side of a road lol....). Anyway, there are a few maintenance/mechanical things ...
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Tire Vibration from right rear tire at high speeds

The tire appeared to have a slow leak as I kept having to add air to it. So, I used Fix a Flat and now I have vibration at high speeds from that tire. What do you think might be the problem. I have ...
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