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buzinvest 10-06-2018 12:53 PM

Tire with very slow leak, rear drivers side
 
I have a slow leak in my rear driver side tire. I get a low pressure warning about once a month and then I have it checked and filled back up.
It is an original tire. I only have about 6,000 miles on the car. I am the second owner and I have owned the car since October 2017, when it had only 2,500 miles on it.

Anyone else have this problem?

Thanks

Sigurd 10-06-2018 01:51 PM

Sounds like you have a nail or screw in it. Have you taken it to Discount Tire? They fix leaks for free.

ufojoe 10-06-2018 08:47 PM

I had an issue with the same thing, it was a small hairline fracture on the inside of my wheel, had to get it welded

buzinvest 10-07-2018 01:34 AM

I will have it checked out. Thanks.

Harleyguy 10-07-2018 08:44 AM

The rim and tire need to be dunked in a water tank . Tire stores usually have them I have one at my dealership

buzinvest 10-08-2018 01:16 AM

Thx

Wdavidkl 10-10-2018 09:37 AM

Buxinvest, I had a similar problem with one of my tires. I took it back to the shop 3 times as the tire kept losing air. The last time they removed the tire from the rim and found corrosion on the alloy rim where the tire meets the rim which was keeping the tired from getting a good seal. I suggest having the rim checked and if necessary, polished smooth. They buffed out the corrosion and I've never had an issue again.

buzinvest 10-11-2018 01:59 AM

All: Thanks for your replies. I am having it checked out tomorrow.

buzinvest 10-15-2018 12:39 AM

Both shops that I have taken the car to, to check my tire, say I have tire rot on my tires and that they should probably be replaced, even though they still have a lot of tread and only 6,150 miles on them. The car sat for five years before I bought it it and had only 2,450 miles on it. I have owned it a year now and have 6,150 miles on it.
Anyone else have this problem?

Nin ja 10-15-2018 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by buzinvest (Post 323279)
Both shops that I have taken the car to, to check my tire, say I have tire rot on my tires and that they should probably be replaced, even though they still have a lot of tread and only 6,150 miles on them. The car sat for five years before I bought it it and had only 2,450 miles on it. I have owned it a year now and have 6,150 miles on it.
Anyone else have this problem?

i have over 8000 miles and still have the same tire when i bought the car in 2012 - I drive it every week or other week - I guess not driven for 5 years could cause rot -- just change them , so not be more then 900 for all 4

buzinvest 10-16-2018 01:48 AM

I will be replacing them, especially since I will be driving back and forth from Ohio to Florida, and I don't want to have to worry about the tires.

I will not be driving it in the winter. I have three other cars that I can drive in the winter.

Any suggestions on what tires I should buy as replacements?

buzinvest 10-16-2018 11:28 PM

i meant to say that only 2,450 miles were put on the car by the first owner, and that it must of sat idle a lot in its first five years. I acquired it in late Oct. 2017, and now I have about 6,150 miles on it. The inside of the tires have a lot of small cracks all over the place, which two garages have diagnosed as potential 'dry rot".
Since I will be driving the car this fall from Ohio to Florida; and next spring from Florida to Ohio, I am going to replace all four tires now. I am going to replace them with Yokohama Parada's, I will purchase the same size as the original Goodyears.. Any comments/thoughts?

Sigurd 10-17-2018 09:07 AM

Totally agree with you. Tires have an expiration. After a couple of summers here in Texas, the rubber becomes hard and you lose grip. Tires are consumables and should be used. After a couple of sets of the original Goodyears, I last put on the Yokohama's myself and wouldn't go back. Great choice. You'll be happy.

EasyEd 10-17-2018 11:48 AM

I'll be replacing mine soon as well, or at least the front two to start. They still have good tread, but the dealer/owner that I bought the car from let it sit for an unspecified amount of time, so there are flat spots on the tires that cause a vibration in the steering wheel. I tried slightly overinflating the tires and I've been driving the car on the hot Arizona roads to see if it would help, but no luck.

non sequitur 10-17-2018 12:54 PM

I had this problem when I had the Michelins and it was very frustrating.
Switched to the Yokohamas and never had a problem again - far superior to the Michelins in many ways (not to mention they last 3 times longer so far).

ufojoe 10-18-2018 10:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by non sequitur (Post 323305)
I had this problem when I had the Michelins and it was very frustrating.
Switched to the Yokohamas and never had a problem again - far superior to the Michelins in many ways (not to mention they last 3 times longer so far).




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