Tag Archives: Wheels & Tires

Stripped Lug and Stud

It’s the beginning of winter, so there are a lot of cars getting snow tires. I was taking off the wheels of a car to do another set when one lug nut gave me trouble. Advertisements

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Aftermarket Valve Stem Caps

One area of cars that people like to customize that is surprising to me is the valve stems on the wheels. They’re such small, easily overlooked parts, yet some people care about them enough to buy special caps to change … Continue reading

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Rim Protector Failure

Compared to even ten years ago, more and more cars are coming with bigger and bigger wheels, meaning thinner tire profiles. That means more potential for wheel damage from potholes and curbs.

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Stop Driving on Flat Tires

Tire pressure monitoring systems have been required on new cars in the US since 2007. Because of that, you should always know when your tires are getting low or flat without having to look at them or check the pressures … Continue reading

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Unlucky Tire

My typical procedure when a car comes in with the low tire pressure light on is to first check all the pressures, because temperature changes can cause all the pressures to change equally and cause the light to come on, … Continue reading

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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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