Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Losing traction on the rear tires on 2009 Liberty

asked by on

I have an 'O9 Liberty and every rain when I accelerate on a highway occasionally I lose traction on rear tires. The Cooper discovers there are a lot of tread lines left. Would the rotation help thing out?

Sure, rotate them and see what happens. Here is a problem with tires: as tires age, a lot of times they dry out and actually get harder and then they slip. They aren’t soft and they don’t rip. I had that happen with my wife’s Toyota. It came with nice-looking tires. They were Kumho’s, which I hate and will never buy again. They had 90% of thread left and they were slipping on rain all the time. I said the heck with that and I put a pair of Goodyear’s on them and they don’t slip at all in the rain. They were seven-year-old tires, too, but I checked them and they were a lot harder and they slipped more than the new ones that were softer.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car stalls at 30-40mph and then drops to 10mph - 2011 Porsche Panamera

Start with the problem code from engine: is it the camshaft position sensor, camshaft timing actuator, or something else? The symptoms you describe could certainly be caused by a failure of the camshaft timing mechanism. A YourMechanic professional can help...

Q: My brakes on my Jeep are squeaking after I replaced them?

Hello. This will occur if the brakes are not done correctly. When the brakes are done on this vehicle, the drums or rotors need to be machined or replaced. If they are not, then the pads will not break in...

Q: How do I read the tire labelling on the sidewall to ensure I get the right replacement?

There’s a lot of information found on the sidewalls of your car’s tires. You’ll find the tire size, the maximum PSI rating for the tire, the speed rating, load limit and a lot more. Of course, you need to know...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.