Tag Archives: Wheels & Tires

Bad Vibration in the Winter

If you notice that your car suddenly has a really bad shake or vibration, if it’s winter, it may not be a major mechanical issue. Advertisements

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Worn Out Brakes Are Bad For Wheels

I’ve seen plenty of worn out brakes, where the friction material is completely gone and it’s just the metal backing scraping against the rotor. All of those little particles of metal have to go somewhere, and the wheel is one … Continue reading

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Broken TPMS Hack

Most newer cars have tire pressure monitoring systems that include a sensor in each wheel. On most cars the valve stem is part of the sensor. After several years, the rubber seal may start leaking and need replacing, but if … Continue reading

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Wheel Locks on Steel Wheels

Wheels, especially OEM alloy wheels, are not cheap, easily worth a couple hundred dollars each, which makes them a prime target for thieves. To combat this, several companies make wheel locks, which are a replacement lug nut with a special … Continue reading

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Check Your Tires Before Winter

It’s the beginning of winter here in New York, which means it’s time to make sure your car is ready for winter weather driving. This means checking everything over, making sure your wipers are in good shape, but probably most … Continue reading

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Throwback: Identical Mismatched Tires

This was one of the more unusual problems I diagnosed on a car, so I’m bringing this post from 2016 up again. Now this was a strange one. A customer came in because she had gotten her tires replaced at … Continue reading

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Swollen Lug Nuts

Sometimes even a simple part can have a bad design that makes a job take way longer than it should. One example is a certain design of lug nut. Lug nuts have a simple job, all they have to do … Continue reading

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