Recent content by FirstOfficer

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    Stock Tire Life

    Thank you. You are correct about the Store name out here. I called and was quoted $670 out the door for the 4 General.
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    Royal Purple, Zepro or Castrol Edge?

    I have been putting Mazda Oil and then Zepro with moly into my CX-5 2015 since the beginning for 50k miles. Now I dont see Zepro with moly on Amazon and the regular Zepro price doubled. I barely put 7k miles a year. Should I switch to Castrol Edge or go with the hyped up Royal Purple. I dont...
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    Stock Tire Life

    I noticed American Tire Depot has a deal now for buy 3 get 1 free tires and the Generals H come out to being $87 with a $50 General mail in rebate. Is this a good deal? Total service ends up $560 plus the $50 mail in rebate. Im new to swapping tires so any advice would be appreciated.
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    Months before oil change?

    Hi...My car has been sitting most of the past year since I've been working from home. Changed my oil 14 months ago and have 3,000 miles on it. I used Mazda moly oil. The oil still looks like honey. Many of my drives are 10-20 minutes long. Should I dump the oil even though it looks good because...
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    Stock Tire Life

    I'm at 51,000 on my original 7 year old tires. 2015 Touring CX-5. They have been garaged half their life and out in the LA sun the other half. I noticed 3 out the 4 tires have that tire tab smooth now so ill replace them finally since I want to do a road trip. otherwise I'd keep them going for...
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    Outer tread wear question

    sorry for the late reply. il have to inspect and make photos. She doesnt need to save up. She makes over 100k. women have no clue about their own cars and im very frugal and non wasteful. I told her she may need new tires. She said, "whatever, ill probably catch a nail in one as usual." My other...
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    Outer tread wear question

    I live in Los angels so there are no weather conditions.
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    Outer tread wear question

    im not being cheap. I saw a documentary how the rubber for tires is made and dont want to be wasteful.
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    Outer tread wear question

    I haven't taken the wheel off to check both sides. her driving is mostly 30-40 mph short trips. 35k is good? my CX5 has 50k on original tires and im still pushing it. they reached the flat marker on tire but I stilll can't see all of Lincoln's hair so im going to keep them going until 2021
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    Outer tread wear question

    This isn't about my cx-5 but I know this forum is full of smart people so I'll ask about my sister's Honda Fit. I noticed her outer part of tires are worn down. I'm assuming she hasn't been on top of adding in air over the years. The car has 35k miles but the outer part of the tire looks bald...
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    Squeak in back

    I get an occasional single squeak in the back of the car. What can this be? 2015 Touring. Thanks
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    How many miles before you replaced your original tires?

    im at 48,000 on originals. Drive the 2 wheel drive Touring and two of the tires are now flush with the markers. Went to tire shop and the owner recommends Aroyo eco pro ht tires. I live in Los Angels and mentioned I only drive 8,000 miles a year would like quieter tires and asked about Michelin...
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    where to buy Oil Filters for best price these days? Open to buying in small bulk.

    what about the Wix oil filter on Amazon? Seems to be getting good reviews.
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    where to buy Oil Filters for best price these days? Open to buying in small bulk.

    why not just go to Med Center Mazda and order 14 filters at $7.23 with free shipping when spend $100? Also is the model number with "A" correct for the 2016 cx-5 or is the 302 just as good for 2015 and 2016. I read some Amazon reviews people saying 2016 should have 302A due to a slightly...
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    where to buy Oil Filters for best price these days? Open to buying in small bulk.

    good filters please. I have 2 cars, CX-5 2015 and CX-5 2016