Last post on Sep 12, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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Mazda CX-7, Tires, Wheels, SUV
#170 of 209 Re: Replacing just 1 flat, is it advisable? [pxleak]
Jul 08, 2009 (3:45 pm)
Most Mfg today recommend that you change your tires at least in pairs. If you have
several thousand miles on a tire and loose it to a flat. The single new tire replacement will possibly affect the function of such safety features of Traction control, etc.
Any time you have a great variation in tire tread depth, it will affect the ware and tear on the tires presently.
Most people put two new tires on the front, because most vehicles are FWD.
Remember that the CX-7 comes standard with Dynamic Stability Control(DSC) and Traction Control System(TCS)
If you check your manual you will see a schedule for tire rotations and which tires go where.
#172 of 209 Re: Dry rotted tires [jennyj79]
Jul 18, 2009 (4:03 pm)
I went through the same thing that you are going through. I guess the main difference is I went to a Bridgestone dealer that I was familar with. I would try another dealer across town, etc.
They replaced my four dry rotted and cracking tires with balance, new vales stems, etc. I paid $00.00
That is a new vehicle for all intents and purposes. Find out who the Regional Mgr for the local dealers is and ask for phone number. I would take it to the top of Mgt.
I know that Bridgestone as a Mfg. does not want their customers to be treated that way. They could loose your business for life.
I dont know where you live but here in SW La. our dealers take care of their customers.
Good Luck and dont take NO for an answer.
#173 of 209 Re: Replacing just 1 flat, is it advisable? [bcp1]
Jul 18, 2009 (6:14 pm)
I did replace two and had a rotation. I kept the other used one since it still has 7/32 of depth. Incase I get flat again it's better for me to have that use the spare, mounted rather than the thin trunk original tire. That is if I get a flat as closer thread depth as my used stoked tire. It also cuts the 50mph limit on the stock spare with the wider used tire. Gives me some time to save up for two more incase.
Nov 30, 2009 (11:38 am)
how important is it to keep all 4 tires with the same brand? i replaced the fronts 3 months ago, and now i need to do the rear.
#175 of 209 Re: tires [mdrriley]
Nov 30, 2009 (9:11 pm)
Very important to have all the same tires. It is ok to mix 2 and 2 but you always want the same tires on each axle. I would never put 3 one brand and 1 another optimal handling and traction are obtained with all 4 the same.
Jan 19, 2010 (8:08 am)
I just traded down from a 2008 CX-9 to a 2010 CX-7. The first thing I did was replace the tires. I bought Yokohama Prada Spec-X, which were rated #1 for this size. The goodyears on the car were rated 18. I never could have imagined what a huge difference this made for my ride - so much smoother, quieter, and felt more stable. Afterall, it's only your tires touching the ground!
Zoom Zoom forever
#178 of 209 Re: Dry rotted tires [jennyj79]
Apr 13, 2010 (4:21 pm)
Go to message #164 in this group. You will see I had to replace my tires before 14,000 miles, all cracked. Go to a different Firestone dealer. My dealer replaced all 4 tires with balance and everything for $00.00
My Mitchelin dealer did me the way you are being treated now. I had to pay over $300 for replacement tires 22 months old with 22,000 miles on our 06 Honda Ridgeline.
Look around there are some good Firestone dealers out there. Good Luck.
May 19, 2010 (9:10 am)
I must replace the two front tires. Is it true that the tires have pressure sensors? Is there a special feature to the tire that I should be aware of when buying the new tires.