By on August 18, 2017

Tires

TTAC Reader DeSoto writes:

Greetings, Sajeev — longtime reader, first time writer, and I enjoy the content your column adds to TTAC! (Woot! — SM)

I recently acquired an all-wheel drive 2014 Cadillac CTS with about 15,000 miles on its factory 255/35 R19 Pirelli P7 run-flat tires. Looking ahead to an upcoming 3,500 mile driving trip, I have concern for the durability/drivability of the run-flats. The CTS is not equipped with any wheel-changing tools (jack, wrench, spare tire/wheel). A spare tire assembly (for the CT6) is available online, but I believe the standard compact spare is too small in diameter to be compatible with the 19-inch wheels on the AWD drivetrain.  I prefer the freedom of having the option of changing a tire myself and continuing on my way, rather than waiting hours for assistance. I am thus considering, in order of my current preference: (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • Scoutdude: Many high draw or under-hood components have always hot power feeds. They also have a ignition switched...
  • ToolGuy: Rocket Surgery level (11 pages): https://www.aa1car.com/library /ford_tsb_08-7-6.pdf [Page 2, Figure 1...
  • ToolGuy: It is interesting (to me) to compare the similar press releases from other years. Here’s 2018...
  • ect: You remind me that I saw a guy in San Francisco many years ago wearing a t-shirt that read, in large letters,...
  • ect: Oklahoma, pshaw. If a car company is looking for a suitable place to name a CUV or SUV or truck after, they...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Matthew Guy
  • Timothy Cain
  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Chris Tonn
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber