Tag Archives: Wheels & Tires

My Car: What Happened to the 97 Civic?

If you know me well, you know that I absolutely loved my first car, and wanted to keep it running forever. So why did I replace it last week with a 2007 Toyota Corolla? Advertisements

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Torching Off Lug Nuts

Lug nuts need to be tight, but not too tight. When you’re putting them on it’s ideal to use a torque wrench to make sure that they’re just tight enough. If they’re on too tight or unevenly tightened, it can … Continue reading

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Short Tire Life

Typical tires are designed to last a long time. Typical passenger car all-season tires can usually go for 40,000-60,000 miles if properly maintained. High performance tires are higher grip, which means they wear out much quicker, in possibly 20,000 miles … Continue reading

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Car vs. Wood

A car was brought into the shop to check for a fluid leak. The owner had something about maybe backing over something. The damage told a different story.

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The Great Wheel Swap

I work in a Honda dealership, so adding accessories to cars is sometimes a job I do. Recently I ended in a rather confusing situation involving 2 cars, 8 tires, 16 wheels, 12 wheel locks, and 56 lug nuts.

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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.

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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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