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#1 Old 09-03-2009
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Hello from NC!

Hello All,

My name is Sherrie and I'm from North Carolina. I recently purchased a
2008 SLK 350.
It's Red with Tan interior, 15,000 miles and everything I wanted
except navigation. I had to trek to New hampshire to pick her up. This
is my 8th Mercedes and second convertible- CLK nightmare before!

I have a couple of issues that I need advice on.

1. Gas Cap Sticking.
2. Yokohama tires on back/Hankook on front-never heard of the Hankook
What are the best All Season tires to buy?

You thoughts would be appreciated.. Thanks!!
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Welcome from Texas!

Gas cap to tank sticking or flap giving you access to gas cap?

If cap. u may want to verify it is correct cap.

Tires...Lots of opinions on that. I am sure more knowledgable guys than me can and will help you.

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Hankook tires have been around for a while. I have never had a set, but they seem to be OK according to online tire surveys.

As for tires probably the some of the better ones are Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2 (summer) and Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S (all season), but they aren't cheap. I also live in NC and I bought all season tires, but I think I should have bought summer tires. The rubber compound on summer tires gets hard (when compared to all season tires) below 32 degrees. I don't think this would be a problem in North Carolina unless you are on a track. These are very sticky tires for every day driving.

There are some good cheaper alternatives, but they the performance is not quite as good.
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I's awake now!! Welcome from NE England.






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