By on November 27, 2015

 

tires. shutterstock user m.mphoto

TTAC Commentator gtemnykh writes:

About 5,000 miles ago, I installed new General Altimax RT43 tires on my 2012 Honda Civic LX, a well-regarded tire according to most sources. Everything was great when I first had them installed: No noticeable increase in noise and much better wet grip.

It was only several thousand miles later that I noticed tire noise. It’s loudest between 40 and 50 mph and sounds like I’m riding around on snow tires. At highway speeds, it’s less noticeable or not at all.

My question: Have you heard of tires starting out more or less quiet, only to later get louder as they approach 5,000 miles?

(Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • eggsalad: I had a stickshift sedan for a hot minute. Bought it for $500, drove it for 6 months, sold it for $500. An...
  • ghostwhowalksnz: A common way to market the last of the old series….get them while they are still around I can...
  • Imagefont: A car that runs and passes inspection is worth $2000. This car is worth just a little bit more because...
  • Urlik: 8 bit panels have 8 bits for each of three colors. That gets you to 16.7 million colors.
  • ericb91: RE: “Some BS excuse for why I have to bring the car in”. It’s all about liability, my...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber