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all season tires when to replace?
Posted 25 December 2004 - 03:16 AM
I think I might have a problem with my tires. I just bought the car from a much warmer climate. On cold mornings for about a block when I drive there is a buzzing noise on the driver side of the car. I have also noticed, what I think, to be more then normal vibrations on the highway.
I have a Subaru Impreza 1996 with 40,000 miles. I checked the last owner’s records and the tires were replaced in October 2002 when it had 31,355 miles. The tires were purchased from Discount tires and are BFG Precept Touring which have an 80,000 mile warrantee (I don't know if that applies when you change owners) and according to the web site they are all season tires.
I took the car into a local mechanic and the shocks and struts were fine and they did not find anything loose.
I would appreciate any advice on what to do
Posted 25 December 2004 - 09:36 AM
If oyu are getting vinbration while driving, since the mechanic presumably checked that the wheel lugs are tight, try having them rotated and balanced. That should run you $20-50.
Is the bussing while braking? If so you could have a problem with an ABS sensor.
Posted 25 December 2004 - 12:49 PM
I talked to a Sube Mechanic and he recommended not to spend the extra $$ on the "high" mileage tires because they rarely last 40k with AWD. Either they wear funny, due to mfr defect, get sliced, or damaged by a road hazzard that make it beyond repair. Since the AWD requires 4 equal, or as close as possible, tires, if one needs replacement, you should (need to) replace all 4.
The noise you describe sounds like something mechanical, not the tires. If it were the tires, it would be all the time. Just turn up the radio until the noise goes away... (hahaha ...)
Just my 2 pennies worth, Merry X-Mas all.
Posted 25 December 2004 - 08:39 PM
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