BMW is wrong: Rotate your tires to extend wear, reduce noise —

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BMW is wrong: Rotate your

Q: I would appreciate your on what to do with regard to the on my wife’s BMW 328 X drive.

Many are complaining about the same The OEM tires (Bridgestone Potenza Run Flats) have 19,000 km on and are very noisy/loud and rough. The is staggered: P225/45R17 front and rear.

On our last visit, the BMW noted “the tires showing signs of feathering, some road noise.”

BMW is in the manual and at the dealership that it not recommend rotating tires: the tires can have a negative on the vehicle and is unnecessary inconvenience.”

But Bridgestone says the feathering and noise is caused by not rotating the and it is not covered under the tire

So we are stuck with conflicting What to do?

A: Tire noise and wear are an on-going problem BMW’s run-flat tires. Car are caught between BMW (don’t and Bridgestone (you must

I have no idea why BMW insists on its policy of refusing to rotate when you can stand in the service bay and at uneven tire wear. The seems to be to sell the driver an Of course, alignment should be periodically, but even an alignment not stop wear, causing

BMW cannot explain a downside to the tires from side to It now seems to be a case of digging in its in spite of logic.

My solution is to with an independent tire and rotate the tires. I rotate every time 10,000 km, and no tire issues.

The noise is by one edge of the tread blocks faster than the other. is caused by suspension geometry on the car under different cornering and loads.

When the tire wears all the noise-cancelling technology built the tire cannot work as Having the tire change on the car evens out this wear and the calm down again.

the tires from side to is not a big job, since the tread is not directional. The tires do not even to be dismounted from the rims.

Q: I owned several Lexus and always use winter snows on separate mag (alloy) rims. my new vehicles are similar, I can usually to use the same winter tires and

I now notice the winter mag rims are some age, with around the centre hub area. The are eight to 10 years old.

I am about safety issues. Are the still safe to use? Is a way to test the rims for fatigue

A: Most alloy wheels in our climate, especially wheels in the winter. The clear coat eaten by the road salt, the metal underneath gradually with the salt.

The corrosion can weaken the wheel until it stress cracks. Once happens, the wheel is unsafe.

on the cost of the wheel, you can spend money and have the wheel and refinished, or you can just say goodbye to the old and get new wheels.

An alloy wheel can be sandblasted to get rid of refinished, painted and clear reapplied. In this process, will be a visual inspection for That costs $150 to per wheel.

If you have serious concerns, the wheel can be checked by a process. This is like an and can show cracks that are not to the … eye. That $150 to $250 per wheel.

If you very high-end wheels, as HRE, BBS, or OZ racing, can cost $2,500 per wheel, are worth saving.

If you just want wheels look like high-end replicas can be purchased for $200 to

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