Your car’s tires are among the most expensive vehicle-maintenance items you’ll have to cover. Tires are also among the most important safety features. Most of us would never dream of sliding behind the wheel without buckling our seat belts. And in many cases, people make buying decisions based on the availability of front- and side-impact […]
About 75% of drivers have experienced a flat tire. How many of those people were able to change it themselves? Changing a tire yourself can be an especially intimidating prospect, especially if you’ve never done it before. But here’s the good news: it’s not rocket science. Heck, it’s not even intermediate-level auto mechanics! Changing a flat tire […]
Those living in seasonal climes know that the days of perfectly crisp air and turning autumn leaves will soon come to a swift end, only to be replaced by violent, frigid temps. Breaking down by the side of the road is a nuisance even in clear, warm weather. Getting stuck on the side of a […]
We all dream of driving fancy cars, but in reality, many of us drive clunkers. The average age of a car on the road is 11.4-years old, and 80% of registered vehicles are out of warranty. They can be a pain to maintain, or if your car’s on the older side, you might be in […]
Buying new tires should be an easy task. Just roll into your tire shop of choice, let the experts do their thing, and drive away with confidence. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always go so smoothly. There have been many cases of shops installing the wrong type of tire. The lesson? Don’t leave all of the decision making […]
If you’ve ever had a conversation with an auto mechanic about a wheel alignment, you’ve likely heard terms like “toe in” and “toe out” bandied about as if the definition is common sense. It is, but generally just to mechanics, and those already schooled in the fundamentals of wheel alignments and alignment toe. If these terms confuse […]
Few car maintenance issues are as easy as checking the air pressure on your tires. Neglect this simple procedure, you may be paying more at the gas pump and buying a new set of tires sooner than you think. Most of the time, you don’t even need to have a pressure gauge of your own […]
If you’re in the market for a new tires, the first thing you need to do is find out what size tire you need. And don’t just glance at it and say “Looks like medium-size to me.” Just kidding. Fortunately, it’s not all that difficult to do and there are several ways you can find […]
One of the most confusing things about buying tires is knowing precisely what kind of tires your car needs. But we’re not talking about size here, or even tread type – but performance rating. Depending on what you drive, your car may require tires that are specifically rated to perform well at and above certain […]
You don’t have to be a tire expert to figure out what kind of tires you need for your car. But it does help if you school yourself on the different types of tire tread there are out there. Picking the right kind can not only impact the quality of the grip your vehicle has […]
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