Browse By Tags

Results for tires
  • Blog Post: Under Pressureā€¦Keeping Your Tires Inflated Will Make Them Last Longer and Your Vehicle Will Use Less Fuel Too!

    Even if you have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), as equipped on many newer vehicles, you should check your tire pressures regularly, at least monthly. Most tires lose one pound per square inch (psi) of air per month, assuming the temperature does not fluctuate much. If temperatures drop...
  • Blog Post: Why Should I Rotate My Tires? Facts, Fiction, and Benefits

    By Gene Hannon Jr. “How come every time I have service work performed the shop always wants to rotate my tires?” Tires are one of the most critical components on our vehicles and most of us overlook them. If you use a repair shop they should be reminding you to...
  • Forum Thread: Do I have to get an alignment with new tires?

    Hi. I'm going to buy four new tires. The dealer says I "really should" get an alignment with new tires for an additional $84. I'm skeptical. However, the last time I got tires (really cheap ones), they wore very quickly and the people who sold them to me said I should've gotten...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Do I have to get an alignment with new tires?

    Generally an alignment is not needed with new tires, assuming they're installed and the wheels are mounted properly. Did your tires wear evenly across all four wheels? No unusual wear on one side or in the middle? If not, and the car is not pulling, I'd personally say an alignment is not needed...
  • Forum Thread: What a difference new sneakers and an alignment make!

    What a difference new sneakers and an alignment make! Several months ago, I noticed the camber on the left front tire of my truck was starting to look odd. While replacing the shocks recently, I checked to see that nothing was out of place or wearing prematurely (ball joints, control arm bushings...
  • Blog Post: Kicking the Dirt to the Curb: The Never-Ending Battle to Keep Your Car Clean

    Detailing: Part One Story and Photography by Ryan Lee Price Once the water evaporates, what is left are rings of crystals bonded to the paint and crusted with dirt. The Shiny Side On the first day, God created sunlight and dirt; four days later, He added bugs and birds. Some time...
  • Blog Post: Tire Pressure 101

    Story and Photography by Jim Marotta The automotive tires that keep our vehicles rolling down the road are rated by the manufacturer to handle specific loads at a predetermined air pressure. By keeping the air pressure in the tire optimized, both tire performance and fuel economy are maximized...
  • Blog Post: What You Need to Know About Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

    By Jim Marotta A tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) uses electronics to monitor the air pressure inside automotive tires. The system transmits real-time tire pressure information to the driver of the vehicle using a simple low pressure warning light in the instrument cluster. Luxury becomes...
  • Blog Post: How Tire Professionals Replace Tires

    Story and Photography by Ryan Lee Price So, you’ve got a set of four new tires and you want them wrapped around the wheels that are already on your car. It’s a common situation, but the trouble is your old bald tires; they’re still on the vehicle, right? If you happen...
  • Blog Post: Tire Pressure 101

    Story and Photography by Jim Marotta The automotive tires that keep our vehicles rolling down the road are rated by the manufacturer to handle specific loads at a predetermined air pressure. By keeping the air pressure in the tire optimized, both tire performance and fuel economy are maximized...
  • Blog Post: Riding on Air: How Tire Pressure Affects Your Car's Performance

    By Ryan Lee Price Having a portable air compressor handy is the best way to make sure your tires maintain their proper inflation. (Photo by Ryan Lee Price) What supports the weight of your car as you amble down the road? If you said tires, you’re wrong. Technically, the air inside...
  • Blog Post: Kicking the Dirt to the Curb: The Never-Ending Battle to Keep Your Car Clean

    Detailing: Part One Story and Photography by Ryan Lee Price Once the water evaporates, what is left are rings of crystals bonded to the paint and crusted with dirt. The Shiny Side On the first day, God created sunlight and dirt; four days later, He added bugs and birds. Sometime after...