yesterday morning when my wife started her brand new audi Q5 2014, it started giving out a weird sound from the rear section, sth akin to horse hoof beating on the road. she got off the car twice to check what's going on and found nothing out of ordinary. after about 40 mins, she parked at her friend's place and then she started hearing the typical sound when the tire is leaking air. she then saw one of the front tires was going flat. the whole sequence of events was a bit traumatizing for her as she is a new driver with less than a year of experience driving any kind of car, and this is a brand new Q5 with only 90 miles on it. later on after auto shop fixed the tire, the weird sound disappeared. my questions: 1. were the two events (weird sound and flat tire) related? 2. what was that sound? is it some kind of warning system by audi? 3. why didn't the tire pressure monitoring system warn her? thanks,
Had a flat tire, ordered two new tires, picked up car and drove it 0.5 miles (2 minutes) and parked it. Hours later went to drive it and the same original flat tire is flat again. The mechanic says there was a nail in the new tire. Did I get ripped off? [more inside]
I'm looking at a print based project and am on the hunt for A4 or A5 sheets of tire tread, as if it's been removed straight from a tire. Is this possible? [more inside]
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I broke a part of my car's tire valve (the TPMS sensor, maybe?), dropped my car off at the tire shop and realized I have no idea how much this will set me back. Does anyone have an idea what these repairs might run me? [more inside]
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So I tried to patch a bike tube on my lunch break and I apparently didn't spread enough of the vulcanizing agent. Is the tube ruined? [more inside]
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What is the noise my car is making? I think it might be tire. [more inside]
I know very little about car tires. Having problems finding a Blizzak-type winter tire, and retailer of same, for lady friend's older car. Advice gratefully accepted! [more inside]
I'd like to put some slick (or semi-slick) tires on my mountain bike. What would be a good choice? My biggest requirement is that they'd be pretty easy to install. Second requirement would be cost. I'd rather not spend 50 bucks a wheel. [more inside]
I need to find the best tire store in Northern Virginia. My '04 Tiburon has a wheel that's been leaking air for months and after failures by three different tire shops I'm at my wit's end. [more inside]
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Recommendations on flat-resistant bicycle tires? [more inside]
There's a nail in my tire, what's the best course of action for the circumstances at hand? Quick responses welcomed. [more inside]
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Does anyone know, What in hell could have happened to my brothers truck tire?!? (Pic. of blow tire) He has no idea, and is sure he didn't hit anything driving at about 50mph. Thanks everyone? [more inside]
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Is tire pressure different if you measure with tire off the car (as compared to when it is on the car and holding the weight of the car)?
Is tire pressure different if you measure with wheel off the car (as compared to when it is on the car and holding the weight of the car)?
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What is the recommended tire pressure for a '98 Buick Regal?
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Nissan Altima filter: I have a '97 Altima. There is a noise coming from(I believe) the rear left tire. [more inside]
What is the best and cheapest way to fix a flat tire? [more inside]
My 2002 VW Jetta has a flat tire, the hubcap requires a special key to remove it, and I can't seem to find the key. Can someone tell or show me what I'm looking for? (It's our first flat in this car, and the manual doesn't show it clearly.) If I call roadside assistance to change the tire, and I can't find the key, will they likely have a key with them?
Are "low rolling resistance" tires a worthwhile investment? And how should I go about finding them? How much more should I pay for this type of tire? [more inside]
How do you choose tires for a car? In particular, what is the best deal on all-season long lasting tires for a 2004 Toyota Matrix XR Front Wheel Drive, size 215/50/R17 in Southern Ontario. [more inside]
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Where can I get rid of a old donut-type spare tire? The tire shop won't take it because it has a rim. [more inside]
So I got a flat tire on my 1984 toyota corolla. I just got my rear tires replaced two months ago and the flat was one of them. I went to get it replaced because I figured it was a defect or something. The shop told me it was my fault because of snow chains. Problem is... I haven't used snow chains on them... [more inside]
This car is a '97 Toyota and it was was functioning well when parked. It had a flat tire and has been parked in my driveway for three weeks. When I went to change the flat today, I could not get the wheel off. To be clear, the lug nuts all came of relatively easily, but the rim seems to be melded/rusted onto the axle. What do I do? Crowbar? Chisel? Dynamite?
BuffaloFilter: Where should I go for discount tires? [more inside]
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I've got to replace my front tires, so I have some dumb tire shop questions. [more inside]
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Help me understand what's wrong with my new bicycle tire. [more inside]
Do wet riding conditions increase the chance of getting a flat tire?
[PhysicsFilter] In movies, when a tire comes off of a speeding car, it begins to move faster than the car. Why does the velocity increase? [more inside]
Question about difference between tire tread styles on front and rear. [more inside]
My current Fuji road bike has 700x23 tires that have worn out. When replacing tires, do I need exactly the same size or could I go for a 700x25 or a 700x20? What might the difference be? Are there particular tire brands/models that are ideal for durability and general city biking?
The car rental company wants money and I don't want to pay. Does it get any simpler? Well, it gets more complicated - I've been told the country in question reimburses for pothole damage and I like the idea of them paying much more than me paying. But is it true? [more inside]
Bikefilter: got any tips for rolling on recalcitrant clinchers? [more inside]
My Daughter had a slow leak in one of her tires. A repututable neighborhood gas station identified the problem as a small nail as the cause for the leak and recommended a PLUG. I want to insure my Daughter is safe; therefore I ask is plugging a tire a good idea?
I am going on a trip tomorrow, and taking my friend's small tent trailer. I have been told that you need to adjust your pressure when towing, but my tires do not have any indication on them of what this should be. Is it higher or lower? By how much generally... 20psi, 10psi? Any help would be appreciated.
I have a 2001 Honda Accord and I am in the process of purchasing new tires. The inside tag inside my driver's door tells me that tires shoud be inflated to 32 PSI or so. Does this rating only apply the OEM tire or any brand of tire? Also, I've noticed that my dealership has been overinflating my tires to 37 PSI. Is there a reason for that? [more inside]
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