Tag Archives: Wheels & Tires

Unusual Icy Wheel Buildup

On a snowy day in New York I was taking a drive, and when I stopped for lunch I noticed something interesting on my back wheels. The snow and slush spray had built up on my wheels in an interesting … Continue reading

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No Tire Rotations

Tire rotations are important. They give your tires their best chance at a long life by evening out wear, and save you money in the long run because you won’t have to replace tires as often.

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Dunk Tank

Leaky tires happen. Sometimes you can just look at them and find a nail or screw stuck in them. Sometimes it takes spraying soapy water on them to find the puncture or the leaking around the bead seating surface.

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Corroded Rims Leak Air

Discovering that one of your tires is going flat isn’t fun. Often times it’s a nail or screw that punctured the tire, but sometimes it’s not as obvious.

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Identical Mismatched Tires

Now this was a strange one. A customer came in because she had gotten her tires replaced at a tire shop and her low tire pressure warning light kept coming on. The first thing I did was make sure all … Continue reading

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Tire Slime

If you have a flat tire caused by a puncture, if you don’t have a spare tire, but have a tire pump, usually you’ll be okay if you use some sort of tire sealant, like Slime. I’d never used it … Continue reading

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Don’t Plug the Sidewall

When a tire gets a puncture, usually it can repaired with a tire plug.

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