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5 Signs Your Car Needs An Alignment
Vehicle pull, loose steering, abnormal tire wear, and an off-center or not returning to center steering wheel are all signs you need an alignment.
How to Know What Tires to Buy
Your vehicle requires traction in order to accelerate, brake efficiently, and maintain control when you are steering. In order to do those things well, you need to own...
How to Make Your Car Tires Last Longer
A new set of car tires is expensive. Make them last longer with frequent inspections, keeping them clean, and making sure the air pressure is correct.
A Guide to Tire Safety
When sitting behind the wheel of a car, there are two things that most drivers want: to reach their destination, and to do so as safely as possible. This...
How to Maintain and Protect Your Tires
Car tires are important to staying safe on the road. Check your tire pressure or if there is any dry rot or cracking to make your tires last longer.
How to Put a Patch on a Punctured Tire
Getting a flat tire can put a damper on your day and your wallet. Tires can go flat due to many issues including: Glass or metal shards Hitting...
How to Check Tire Pressure When It's Cold Outside
Car tire pressure changes depending on the outside temperature. Check your tire pressure in cold weather to improve car efficiency and performance.
How to Choose Used Tires for a Car
Used tires can have issues with wear, age, and dry rot. Buying a used tire is cheaper but should be done in matching sets to avoid danger.
What are the Best Car Tire Brands to Buy?
Car tires come as all season passenger tires, summer passenger tires, on-road light duty truck and SUV tires, and off-road truck and SUV tires.
3 Ways to Increase Your Car Tire Lifespan
Car tires last longer if you drive carefully and keep tires aligned and inflated. Regularly rotate car tires and check for signs of damage.
How to Handle a Burst Tire
Tires burst when the tire pressure is too low or too high, there is a mechanical defect in the tire itself, or a foreign object damages the tire.
How to Rotate Car Tires
Car tire rotation reduces blowouts and other tire-related car accidents. Tires should be rotated every 5k-6k miles or at every other oil change.
Top 10 Bad Car Symptoms You Should Never Ignore
Ignoring car problems costs more than fixing them right away. Never ignore if your car has rough shifting, a shaky steering wheel, or is smoking.
How to Troubleshoot a Car Pulling to One Side
If your car pulls to the left or leans to one side, check that your tires are all the same size, suspension parts are even, and if springs are bent.
How to Fix a Flat Tire
Knowing how to fix a flat tire on a car is part of being a safe driver. Driving on flat tires is dangerous so it's smart to repair flat tires quickly.
How To Replace a Tire Valve Stem
Tire valve stems are the valves located in a vehicle’s wheel where the tires are inflated from. They contain a spring loaded valve core that seals itself using the air...
How to Do a Tire Safety Inspection
Car tires are a big part of staying safe on the road. Check tire inflation, tread depth, and sidewalls to make sure they're in good shape.
How to Buy All Season Tires
If you live in areas with changing weather patterns, you may need to change the tires on your car along with the changing seasons. While tedious at best, replacing tires can...
How Bad Driving Prematurely Wears Out Your Car
Bad drivers and bad driving habits can cause strain on car parts, especially the tires, brakes, body, and electrical and steering systems.
Signs You Need New Car Tires
Car tires can leak, wear unevenly, and lose contact with the road, all of which make driving unsafe. Rotate your car tires and inspect them regularly.

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What could be the reason the front shakes when I go over 60mph.? Thank you for your help.
Hi...unbalanced wheels and tires, tire defects and bent wheels, and loose, worn out suspension parts are the typical causes of vehicle front end vibration at speed. It is also possible that loose, or defective, motor mounts can be a cause...
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Flapping noise after I accelerated in low gear
Hello - your symptoms suggest a tire that is separating. IF the tread starts to separate from the structural "belts" - fiber or steel mesh - a tire will make the noises you describe. It also means the tire will...
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Steering wheel shakes while driving
If you are feeling the steering wheel shake when driving at higher speeds it is most likely from the tires out of balance. You should have the tires put on a balancing machine to check for tire balance and rim...
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My steering vibrates when I go over 100km/h
The most likely cause of vibration at higher speeds is going to be tire balance related. Have the tire balance checked and make sure the tires are in good shape.
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Right tire making thumping sound when turning right. 1999 Ford Expedition
Hi - your symptoms suggest that the right front tire may have a tread separation problem, on the inside of the tire. It will probably require jacking up the right front corner of the vehicle, then spinning the tire by...
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I have a 2002 bmw 745i and im experiencing What vibration on the rear passenger
Common causes of the vibration you are describing include wheel bearing faults, wheel/tire assembly imbalance, and defective tires. Other, less common possibilities include suspension faults (strut/shock failure) and even exhaust system faults. Certain tire defects, particularly internal belt damage or...
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When accelerating my steering wheel shimmers, like a slight wobble only while accelerating
Failure of the outer CV joints would more likely cause audible clicking or clunking on turns and not vibration. And, if the rubber boots are intact on the driveshafts (especially on the outer CV joints), it is not likely there...
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205/65r15 tires on my car right now. Will 105/65r15 tires work without hazzard?
I would highly advise against using the 105/65/15 tires on your car. A tire that is a 205/65/15 translates roughly to 8 inches wide, 25.5 inches tall, with a 15 inch rim. The tires in question, the 15/65/15, would equate...
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I need to know about tire size.
If you are wanting to change all the tires to a different size then I would recommend putting the replacement next to the correct tire to see the difference in height and width of the tire. You will see that...
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I have a,2004 Cadillac CTS,. there is a whining noise coming from the rear tire passenger side- what could it be ?
Hello, thank you for writing in. When it comes to potential brake issues, you want to have it looked at as soon as possible. The brake system is THE most important safety feature on the vehicle. If you have leaking...
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Changing the rims and tires. Will I also have to replace the brakes to match?
Changing to a higher aspect ratio tire, for example in your case moving from 205/50 R17 to 195/65 R15, will improve ride comfort due to the greater sidewall height. The brake rotor diameter, and the brake rotor part number, is...
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One month old tires all leaking
As long as the rims are in good condition, and the beads on the rims are cleaned properly when the tires are installed, a tire really should not leak at all. The quality of a tire can play a part...
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flat tire
The difference in tire sizes can have an affect on your alignment. You will need to take into account the condition of the steering/suspension, and that it can cause an unsafe driving condition. There is no way for me to...
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Whether to replace one or two or four tires.
Your tires have quite a bit of tread left on them. If the tires are worn irregularly or if they have a datecode indicating they are 10 years old or older, then they should be replaced. Otherwise, you need only...
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Front Right Tire 1997 Buick Regal
Hello - you may have several problems at work based on your symptoms. The "wobble you describe" could be a loose or bent wheel, a or tire which has separated (tread from the belts). The squeak could be the brake...
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What could be causing the serious vibrations in the steering column and front end when the truck exceeds 35 mph?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The most common issues with vibrations at higher speeds are related to the tires or suspension. The first place to start is having the tires inspected. Make sure the tread is deep enough, the...
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Vibration over 65mph
The balance does not start until you are above 65 mph is going to be an imbalance in the tires and rims. The fact that you say you bent the rims and are still using the same tires and rims...
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2013 Explorer rims on my 2003 Explorer
Hello - this swap should not cause any problems. Tire diameter is virtually identical, so speedometer accuracy should remain consistent. The one thing to check is that the diameter of the center hole on the new wheels matches the diameter...
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Tire Issue
If the bubble is caused by air leaking from the inside of the tire into the carcass or body of the tire, the tire could blow out without warning which is obviously risky. Bubbles are typically caused by manufacturing defects...
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Car noise at higher speeds on slightly rough roads
You will not find any info to fix a problem when the speed is above the rated legal limits. I do not find any information on this problem. The noise may be from the tires that the car has on...

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