2005 Toyota Corolla tire issues

Tiny
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Hi there -

I have SA4 All Season tires on my 2005 Toyota Corolla. I have had them for a few years and have constantly had problems with skidding - especially starting from a stopped position going up a hill, and braking in the rain. The tires are wearing but still should have enough tread to be suitable (5/32) - besides that, this problem has been going on for some time. Do you have any tips or thoughts?
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Thursday, September 25th, 2014 AT 4:43 PM

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Tiny
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Most likely it is the result of design and rubber composition. There really isn't anything that can change that. Plus, 5/32 is still a lot of rubber, so I personally wouldn't want to get rid of them.

The only thing I can think of to even suggest is to make sure the tire pressure us at what the car manufacturer recommends. Check for recommendations either on the driver's door or door post. If nothing is there and you still have your manual, it should be there.

If the tires are over inflated, it could cause a loss of traction.
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Thursday, September 25th, 2014 AT 6:07 PM
Tiny
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So it's basically just a bad tire? Do you have an alternative you'd suggest for next time?
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Thursday, September 25th, 2014 AT 6:09 PM
Tiny
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Normally, I don't ask this, but where do you live. I need to know what kind of weather you are faced with.

Please keep in mind, I am not allowed to recommend a specific brand, but I will give you a few choices as to which are good.

Also, the tires on the car now, who makes them (brand not model)?
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Thursday, September 25th, 2014 AT 6:59 PM
Tiny
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I just looked at some reviews about this tire. It is made by Kelly. According to the review, it is a good tire for the money, but does have some weaknesses. Traction is described as average.
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Thursday, September 25th, 2014 AT 7:03 PM
Tiny
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I live in Seattle - so dealing with wet roads, though more often drizzling than heavy downpours (though there is both). Little snow (and I don't really drive in it anyway).
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Thursday, September 25th, 2014 AT 7:06 PM
Tiny
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If you have the money, these would be a good choice:

Continental

Hankook

Cooper CS4 is also a good choice.

Let me know if this helps.
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Thursday, September 25th, 2014 AT 7:20 PM

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