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beyondfantasy3 113M
1999 posts
6/28/2019 4:52 pm
More on Vehicles...

continued from post titled: ( Vehicles II )
Now. its time to talk about "Tires"....

There are so many brands and so many factors to consider.

Rating Application

Miles Hour
KM Hour
M 81 0
N 87 0 Temporary spare tires
P 93 0
Q 99 0 Studless and studded winter tires
R 96 0 Heavy duty light truck tires
S 1 180 Family sedans and vans
T 8 190 Family sedans and vans
U 4 200
H0 210 Sport sedans and coupes
V 9 240 Sport sedans, coupes and sports cars
W 8 270 Exotic sports cars
Y 186 300 Exotic sports cars
Z 190+ 240+ Sports cars

Then there is
Thread Wear Ratings * (important)
Heat Rating
Load Ratings

How does it perform on Dry Pavement,
How does it perform on Wet or Show
How does it perform for cornering
How does it perform with "Noise'
What is the "comfort rating"

When Maintaining an Older Vehicle - Consider: "Shocks and Struts" | Motor Mounts | Fuel Pump and Fuel Filter | and check all key components.
Brushes were in Alternators, Seals Go Bad in Air Conditioning Compressors, and Tie Rod Ends and Ball Joints each have a lifespan, and need to be changed.

Go through the Manual and Learn about thing on the vehicle.

Air Bags have a life span too !!!

Consider what the average yearly maintenance is... especially as your car get older, and if its beyond original warranty... Depending on your economics, research, "Vehicle Maintenance Plans"... that can help with older vehicles, but there is a limit on age and miles when reviewing these plans.

A recent study indicated: (from Car and Driver
Americans Are Keeping Their Cars Longer and Longer

The age of light-duty vehicles in the United States percent to an average of .5 years, according to a 20 survey by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
survey, said the average pickup was .6 years old in 20 as compared to .2 in 20. Vans jumped to .9 years (up 24 percent), SUVs to 8.5 years (up 20 percent), and cars' average age increased to .3 years (up 8 percent).

beyondfantasy3 113M
4740 posts
6/28/2019 5:02 pm

Paying significantly less for one-time sales taxes and less still on annual car payments for vehicle and insurance premiums required on new cars are even greater incentives for anyone to keep an older car running.

Consider: A New Car at $40,000 on a car loan for 72 months (without considering interest on the loan), is: $555.55 a month | Then: there is Insurance Payments!!!
In today's market... $40,000 will not get you the most premium vehicle with all the accessories. (Whether its a Domestic or Import Brand Vehicle)

beyondfantasy3 113M
4740 posts
6/29/2019 5:10 pm

I guess the script that runs this programs delete certain words, numbers and etc.... ??????????

beyondfantasy3 113M
4740 posts
7/4/2019 2:07 pm

How much do you research the things that keep your car safe and functional?

Many people here have vehicles, but seem not to be willing to discuss what it takes to keep it running well and maintained to a quality standard... "why"?

If they don't like talking about the things posted, then why not post subject that they think about?