Tag Archives: Wheels & Tires

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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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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