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Traction I noticed last winter I was having a lot of loss of traction on my Edge, I replaced the tires to great all season tires, but it didn't seem to alieviate the issue. As long as I have had this car from brand new I have always had good traction. Is there something I should be looking for?

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  • lgilker Nov 01, 2012

    Was sold tires that aren't meant for our winters as well, I trusted that when someone checks your air pressure, they really are. So, lesson to those women who get tires, get a guy to go with you, then you will get more honesty from the dealer, and learn to check your pressure so you know that you have the proper pressure, as it really makes a difference on the wear and life of the tires.

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It maybe a tire alignment issue.

Posted on Oct 29, 2012

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more than likely the thrust angle is off
basicly what this means instead of rear tires pointing straight forward it pointing slighly to the left or right
how this got off can be numours a few possiablys are

was in acdient and never fixed right

some part bent in rear this can happen by being towed wrong , jacking in wrong place ,hititing something in road

or could just have worn out parts in rear

your best bet is to take it to a alignment shop and have it checked out
most alignment shops will check it over for free tell you what wrong and how much it cost to fix
then you have option of taking somewhere else , fixing it yourself , or having them do it after the problem is fixed tho you will need to take it back to alignment shop to have it aligned

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I have a 2005 Buick terraza (similar to uplander/sv6/relay) and I find I go through a set of tires every season. It's ridiculous. My tires are balanced, my alignment has been checked again and again...


take you vehicle to a good service center. you may have a camber that is off or your frame may be bent. causing your thrust angle to be wrong trashing you tires. is it all 4 tires and is there a side that the tries wear on.

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Winter driving tips.


WINTER TIRES
As a mechanic and a shop owner I get to try out various types of vehicles during test drives. So we get to try out different types of tires too. We learn what works well and what doesn't.
Don't kid yourself, all season tires don't come close to a quality winter tire on ice and snow. And when you add studs to a winter tire it makes them incredibly good. I hope they allow studded tires where you drive.
All season tires work well when they can contact the road surface directly, but when isolated from the road by ice and snow they just don't work. The compound of the tire is generally harder to resist summer heat that wears tires out and with the colder temperatures they just get stiffer.
The winter tire compound is a little softer which allows a better contact patch with whatever is under it and the larger tread gaps pinch the snow to gain traction.
Another big misconception with tires is putting them on the drive wheels only.
OK, why not you ask? Well lets start with one of the most common vehicles on the road today, a family sedan, front wheel drive.
On these cars your engine and transmission is front mounted, so a good part of the weight is front biased. So that puts lots of weight on your front wheels. Weight =traction, right? So you put your winter tires on the front and your already used all seasons on the back.
Imagine now cruising down the freeway in 4 inches of fresh snow, "man these winter tires are awesome !" But you need to brake in a hurry for a deer coming out. Well those fresh winters do their job OK but the lightweight back end of your car hasn't the traction to handle the maneuver, the back end is sliding around sideways...hang on to it!!!
Well you get the picture now. You need all 4.

DONT SPIN YOUR TIRES

How many times do you see it each slippery day? You know, the drivers wheels howling for mercy as they attempt to accelerate.
Many vehicles today are equipped with traction control, there is a good reason for this accessory to your vehicle. If you can accelerate without spinning you will get moving faster than someone who is, and under more control too. A spinning tire will often create a hot spot under itself, melt the ice or snow and make it even more slippery. You even run the risk of getting yourself stuck in the rut you create.
A spinning tire also will go sideways easier, as it loses traction it also loses some direction.
Granpa said to me sometimes...slow down and go faster ...I now have seen the truth in it.

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Trick question.....no fair!!!!!!

Seriously, it depends on your application. I had a 1999 and now drive a 2001......

The best advice will be from a good tire store... I can only offer you what I know based on experience.

A good "All Season" M/S (mud and snow) tire rated "Traction A" is OK for "all season" driving UNLESS you are facing allot of mud and snow!

If so, you need "off road" or "snow" tires.... if you are looking at lots of ice on the road, you need to have them "studded". You will have to change this type of tire after the winter season is over as required by law. Also, these tires make allot of "road noise" and are unsuitable for things like commuting down the freeway.

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