Tag Archives: Wheels & Tires

Windstorm Tire Damage

We recently had a windstorm in the area, which meant branches, shingles, and siding were flying everywhere. I’ve seen strange things in tires, but the wind caused one I’ve never seen before. Advertisements

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Broken Wheel Not Leaking

In the northern states, plenty of potholes form in the winter months. Most are small enough that they don’t cause damage, but sometimes they cause tire damage or bend wheels.

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How to Replace the Rear Wheel Bearing on a 1996-2000 Honda Civic

The left rear wheel bearing on my 1997 Civic had been making a lot of noise for a while so I finally replaced it, and it was easier than I expected. If you have to do this yourself, here’s a … Continue reading

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Check Your Tires

It’s important to check your tires regularly. Tire pressures should be checked every month, especially in places with widely varying temperatures. Every 10 degrees Fahrenheit of temperature change will affect the tire pressure by 1 PSI. Proper tire pressure is … Continue reading

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Hitting Curbs and Potholes

Winter brings more hazards for driving. The freeze/thaw cycle wreaks havoc on pavement, causing cracks and potholes to form, which can cause big problems with today’s low profile tires. The snow and slick conditions also make it easier to slide … Continue reading

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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.

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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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