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How to buy new tires for old AWD wagon in snowy climate?

We recently bought an old 1995 Subaru Legacy L wagon (2.2L, AWD) and find ourselves needing to replace all of the tires. Complications: snow, AWD, no storage for winter tires, and we need to be able to use the car on poorly maintained logging roads for field work in the summer. [more inside]
posted by dialetheia on Jun 5, 2014 - 8 answers

Did I get ripped off by the mechanic?

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]
posted by kmr on May 14, 2014 - 17 answers

Low profile tires (225/40's) are problematic?

Contemplated new car comes in a base version with 17" wheels & 225/45 tires. But mostly because of a single feature (better seats) I'm thinking of getting a higher end version that comes with 18" 225/40's. Are the 225/40's going to be noticeable more troublesome with respect to blowouts, rim damage etc here in New England? Sales guy claims there is little or no practical difference. I know that the 225/40's should handle better but I don't really care about that.
posted by Kevin S on Apr 30, 2014 - 8 answers

I need new tires for my Subaru, but am overwhelmed by the choices

I need new tires for my Subaru, but am overwhelmed by the choices, help me understand what I am looking for? [more inside]
posted by Carialle on Mar 5, 2014 - 11 answers

Winter driving precautions in Chicago?

I just moved to Evanston, IL from North Carolina. It snowed about an inch today, and unlike what I'm used to, everything didn't shut down in panic. What do I need to know in order to make my driving commute a safe one? [more inside]
posted by Comrade_robot on Dec 8, 2013 - 41 answers

I hate cars

Is what my tire shop did negligent? Or am I in the wrong for not being more thorough in my description of what was wrong with my car? [more inside]
posted by whistle pig on Aug 21, 2013 - 23 answers

What's the deal with run-flat tires?

I just bought a new 2013 Mini Cooper S. I researched the car beforehand but didn't put much thought into the tires. Well, the financing guy told me that the tires are run-flats, adding that if I were to get a flat, I'd have to have the whole tire replaced as "they can't be fixed." He also told me they're $400 each. Now, he was trying to sell me an extended warranty at the time, so I let this go in one ear and out the other, but now I have some questions. (More below!) [more inside]
posted by Gee, June! on Jul 25, 2013 - 14 answers

Studded vs. Studless Snow Tires

Studded or studless winter tires for our AWD Volvo S70? We're moving for the winter to an house that sits at about 7500' outside of Bozeman, MT. There's *always* snow on the driveway, which is reasonably steep. And usually (not frequently, but USUALLY) some snow on the paved road into town, which is about 20 miles long. [more inside]
posted by thomsplace on Nov 19, 2012 - 12 answers

Help keep us on the road this winter!

Winter tire filter: Looking for new winter tires for a 4-door Pontiac Sunfire. [more inside]
posted by asnider on Oct 27, 2012 - 9 answers

LOUD freeways in Seattle!!!

Seattle freeway pavement is rough and loud. Why? [more inside]
posted by skybolt on May 8, 2012 - 10 answers

I'm Fixing to ride.

Can I fix my bike within my budget? [more inside]
posted by Rubbstone on Mar 7, 2012 - 28 answers

Wheels on the box go round and round

What do I need to know to buy all-new wheels for my 2006 Scion xB? [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Feb 1, 2012 - 4 answers

Buying new tires: do I need to stick with the same size?

Need new tires for my wife's 2003 3 series. Do I stick to the same tires: 225 / 45Z / R17 (expensive)? Or can I go with stores' web sites suggested 205 / 55 / 16? [more inside]
posted by NailsTheCat on Jan 14, 2012 - 8 answers

Has a tiger taken up residence in my tires

Has a tiger taken up residence in my tires? [more inside]
posted by malhaley on Jan 5, 2012 - 10 answers

Tired out

Buying new tires for my car for the first time ever. What kind should I get? What kind of up-sells/unnecessary stuff should I look out for? What about warranty? Should I get them from the dealer or a place like Firestone? [more inside]
posted by elizeh on Nov 21, 2011 - 23 answers

car question

shall i replace my tires now? [more inside]
posted by kingfish on Oct 8, 2011 - 15 answers

Tire Filter

I have a 2004 Jeep Liberty that needs new tires. The factory tires are 225/75/16 I have 4 brand new tires 2 are 225/60/16 and 2 are 215/65/16. What problems am I going to run into if I put the 215/65/16's on the rear and the 225/60/16's on the front? Are there safety concerns? are there Mechanical concerns?
posted by jmsta on Sep 15, 2011 - 6 answers

Bike tweaks

Cyclists, help a noob with some tweaks to a newly gifted bike. [more inside]
posted by drpynchon on Sep 14, 2011 - 17 answers

Bicycle tires -- a primer for commuters..

Tell me everything I need to know about tires and tubes for my new daily commute on a bicycle! [more inside]
posted by thehandsomecamel on Aug 20, 2011 - 22 answers

mix and match tires with all wheel drive?

I have a all wheel drive vehicle. A number of years ago all four tires were replaced , they have never been rotated. Now the fronts will not pass inspection but the rears probably have about 40% of tread left. I understand that one can ruin the transfer case if one runs different sized tires on this and many other all wheel drives. I would like to buy two of the exact same tires, which are still available, and put those on the back and put the old tires on the front. Do you think that the difference in diameter between the new tires and the partially worn ones will cause a problem with the drive train?
posted by flummox on Aug 16, 2011 - 14 answers

Be still, Aztek, be still!

My sister's new-to-her 2003 Aztek shudders sometimes. [more inside]
posted by galadriel on Aug 9, 2011 - 12 answers

tired.

i need advice on choosing tires for my 2006 XC70. [more inside]
posted by violetk on Jul 12, 2011 - 10 answers

Tire swap time!

How much should a tire shop charge to dismount four tires from a car, mount four new tires (purchased from tirerack.com and provided by the customer), balance the wheels and verify alignment/camber? [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Jul 2, 2011 - 10 answers

Do you use WR G2s?

Anyone have experience with Nokian WR G2 tires? [more inside]
posted by InsanePenguin on Jun 29, 2011 - 6 answers

I think pi is involved somewhere.

What's the math to figure out my speed and mileage after going to a larger tire? [more inside]
posted by gally99 on Jun 20, 2011 - 13 answers

Best dual use tires for a newly addicted autocross junkie?

What kind of all-season tires would be best to put on a car that is both a daily driver and used for autocross? [more inside]
posted by empty vessel on May 9, 2011 - 17 answers

Lipstick on a pig?

Question from a friend: "My car (a 1998 Saturn SL2) has ~172k miles on it. As this point, is it worth it to buy tires rated for 60k miles?" [more inside]
posted by aheckler on Mar 18, 2011 - 14 answers

How to fix a flat

What's the cheapest (safe) way to take care of a leaking car tire? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Feb 21, 2011 - 25 answers

I'm Driving Across The Country in November

How do I prepare for a drive across the country (probably on I-80) in early November? [more inside]
posted by JakeWalker on Oct 16, 2010 - 21 answers

Will an alignment fix my tire problems?

Lowered car = tire murder. How much will a proper alignment help? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Jul 13, 2010 - 9 answers

Bikey Needs a New Pair of Shoes

How do I pick new city tires for my mountain bike? [more inside]
posted by fedward on Mar 27, 2010 - 11 answers

Nitrogen in the tires

Would initially filling my automobile tires with pure nitrogen then later topping them off with air cause any long or short term problems with the tires? Does the pure nitrogen have any real effect on tire life or performance? [more inside]
posted by dforemsky on Mar 10, 2010 - 21 answers

Why doesn't tire pressure vary with vehicle payload (much)?

Stupid physics question: tire pressure. [more inside]
posted by ctmf on Jan 20, 2010 - 33 answers

Buying tires

Buying tires. I'm not really a bargain hunter but I'd like to be. I've compared Costco to my local guy and they're about the same. [more inside]
posted by notned on Jan 1, 2010 - 15 answers

Do new car tires go on the front or the back when you only need two?

Front-wheel drive car. Back tires worn and will be replaced. Front tires okay for now. Where should the new tires go? [more inside]
posted by Opposite George on Sep 15, 2009 - 25 answers

Ok, they're supposed to rotat, but not that way

If a car is hit in a collision and is sent into two 360 spins (not rollovers), obviously an alignment needs to be done (in addition to all other repair work), but my question is: Are the tires safe to drive on? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Sep 2, 2009 - 14 answers

Re-tireing Too Young

I've got some extreme irregular tire wear going on with my trailer and, when in doubt, query the hive mind. [more inside]
posted by Kid Charlemagne on Aug 16, 2009 - 8 answers

How does silica lower a tire's rolling resistance?

Physics/chemistry/tire tread composition filter. Why does adding silica to the rubber compound in a tire tread reduce rolling resistance? [more inside]
posted by tronec on Jul 22, 2009 - 5 answers

Where to buy tires in DFW?

DFWTirePurchaseFilter: I have to buy to sets of tires for my cars, one mazda 3 and a chevy tahoe. Where are the best deals right now in the DFW area?
posted by flipmiester99 on Jul 1, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me diagnose unusual wear on my Yokohama tires [photos inside]

What is causing this strange wear on my tires? [Photos inside] [more inside]
posted by yoyoceramic on May 30, 2009 - 20 answers

Snow Chain Recommendations?

Snow chain recommendations? [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3 on Jan 2, 2009 - 12 answers

Smaller than OEM tires

Can I use winter tires that are smaller than the OEM tires on my car now? [more inside]
posted by reformedjerk on Nov 21, 2008 - 10 answers

Is low rolling resistance another word for snake oil?

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]
posted by abkadefgee on Sep 30, 2008 - 6 answers

Can having 1 truck tire smaller than the others be dangerous or cause damage?

Nearly a year ago I blew out my right from tire on my 2001 Toyota Tacoma. It is also a PreRunner and TRD. My tires are Dayton Timberline AT (all terrain) size 265/75R16. I could only afford on at the time but knew I would be needing three more soon. I checked my tire size in order to get multiple estimates from all the local companies and I realized they had put on a 265/70R16 on accident. I have driven nearly 20,000 miles on the oddly matched tires and had them rotated 6 months ago. Should I be worried about and damage to my truck? I've called the company and they apologized and offered to give me 4 new tires, one for free and all at the 75 size. They also said they would match the competitors price which was 50 dollars cheaper because I was a loyal customer.He then assured me that no damaged could have been done from their error. They were unable to acquire the 4 new tires I originally had and are now looking for something of equivalently quality. Should I go to a mechanic or trust the tire place who already charged me for one tire and delivered a smaller cheaper one .
posted by isopropyl on Aug 23, 2008 - 10 answers

Geting Rid of My (Car's) Spare Tire

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]
posted by ilyanassa on Jun 27, 2008 - 10 answers

Dry rot does not pass inspection

What kind of tires would you recommend for a 2001 Nissan Frontier SE RWD? [more inside]
posted by Brandon1600 on May 14, 2008 - 3 answers

3-ply vs 4-ply tires

Do I need to buy 4-ply tires? I am starting a research position that will involve lots of travel on rock/sand/gravel roads in Southern Arizona and Northern Mexico. A desert rat friend of mine says I need to upgrade my 3-ply tires to 4-ply tires to avoid repeated flats. Is he right? [more inside]
posted by intoxicate on Apr 16, 2008 - 4 answers

Winter tires in Denver: required or just recommended?

Do I really need winter tires in Denver? I lived in Chicago for 30 years and never bought winter tires. Granted, I was young and foolish for many of those years, but still. [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Dec 12, 2007 - 17 answers

Come On Baby Size My Tire

Tire size substitutions? [more inside]
posted by seawallrunner on Dec 2, 2007 - 12 answers

Tires of death: help me replace them

I drive a 1999 Isuzu Vehicross. My tires are pretty bald; the two rear ones were patched recently, so I know it's time to replace them. The problem is, I'm poor. Scary poor. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Nov 26, 2007 - 16 answers

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