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CTt3MX5
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Does anyone know of local / semi-local shop that may still do this?  Asking as our CX-50 was hit in the wheel area and we are getting a replacement tire.  Current tires are at 8/32nds and the new one will be at 10/32nds so my concern is any potential damage to the AWD system.

Hmmmm, maybe I just give the keys to Louie and let him make a few turns from a stop for me? 🤣 

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Thanks for the link @fredm  I know that TireRack offers the service but Progressive will be buying the tire so that isn't an option.  According to the article matching tires is key to avoiding excessive wear to the AWD system but then they cite Audi, Porsche and Subaru's acceptable ranges.  I am within that range (for these three manufacturers) at 2/32nds and the CX-50 owners manual states:

Replace all four tires at the same time:

Replacing just one tire is dangerous. It could cause poor handling and poor braking resulting in loss of vehicle control. Mazda strongly recommends that you replace all four tires at the same time.

It does not mention anything about the AWD system, only that handling and braking may be affected so I should be good.  Well, I was thinking that as it is only 2/32nds but then I took a bigger dive into TR's articles.  Here I found that 2/32nds would result in the new tire having four more revolutions per mile than the other three. Hmmmm.......

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I'm very fond of all wheel drive, but, boy, it does have its quirks.

My daughter's AWD Mazda3 cost me a small fortune in tires just due to one having sidewall damage that came with the car. The original Yokohama's were nowhere to be found and the best available replacement had "stiffer sidewalls" so they couldn't be mixed. Couldn't replace one, or two, had to replace them all. Later had to replace a pair - can't even remember why.

Don't get me started on the brakes 🙄 

How are you liking the CX-50? We treated ourselves to a new CX-5 back in November. Love it.

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Indeed it does and this is the first time that I have had to worry about this issue.  The first two shops I called were 10th Street Tire (they have patched quite a few tires for us and always been nice and quick to help out) and OK4WD.  Neither one does it nor knows of anyone local who still does.  I looked up Bergey's (on the North end of 17th Street) but they are permanently closed.

So, looks like I might need to try and fight with Progressive to pony up for another tire for the same axle.  This should be interesting as they are trying to charge me a "betterment fee" for the 2/32nds difference between the new and old tires.  My out-of-pocket is $37.31.  Still not sure how that works since they accepted full liability?

Yikes with your daughter's 3, that def. hurts the pocketbook.  Our son has a 2008 so no AWD to worry about, just any normal wear and tear items that go along with 189K miles.  I just did his brakes last year and they were not too bad.  What issues do you have with yours?

We love it!  By "we", I mean my wife as it is her car and it was a good month or so before she let me get behind the wheel.  haha  We have had two CX-5s (2016.5 GT and a 2020 Sport) and loved those as well.  We almost got a Carbon Edition CX-5 to replace the 2020 but she test drove the CX-50 and was hooked.  She loves the body lines over the newer CX-5s and the drive too.  While the feel is different she has no complaints nor do I and it still has that Mazda touch.  Enjoy your CX-5!

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My daughter's '19 Mazda3 AWD needed brakes all around last summer. Rotors and pads at our local mechanic totaled $1,300. The reason for that was simple enough. The first year Mazda introduced all wheel drive ('17 or '18) to the 3, it came with the same brakes all around as any other 3. For some reason, with the next model year, Mazda decided the AWD should have proprietary brakes from the rest of the 3's. So, the aftermarket was very slow to pick up on it and parts could only be sourced from Mazda ($$$$).

While $1,300 sounds like a lot for brakes, we actually got lucky. The aftermarket came through with rotors and we only had to pay through the nose for the pads. Two weeks prior, our mechanic had the identical car in for brakes - that poor owner shelled out $3,000. Ouch.

I think the CX-50 is awesome, but with it being a new model, the above experience had me wondering what might be "proprietary" about it and possibly bite me later, so I didn't chance a test drive for fear I would like it too much. 🤣 

 

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Also, did you check out the Hub Cap Store in Easton?

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Very interesting @FredM.  Both of our CX-5s were leases so I never had to worry about replacing pads/rotors.  I wonder if this same proprietary system is on the CX-30 and CX-50?  I will def. have to do some research.  That is some crazy money for just pads and rotors, even with a mechanic doing it.  For that kind of money, I'd expect a couple of new calipers.  That other guy could have had brakes replaced on a Porsche.  haha

Smart choice to wait as the 2023 is also the first year.  My wife loved the lines and looks when I showed her the unveiling and after one test drive, she wasn't getting anything else.  haha  It is a lease though, so if some little concerns should show, we will just turn it in and get a newer one which should have the bugs worked out.

Thanks for the suggestion!  I called them and they do not do it and he couldn't think of anyone either.  If he doesn't know anyone, then I don't think there is anyone.

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