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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.
5 Car Parts Potholes Can Damage
Car damage from potholes is common during the spring season. Check for tire bulges, suspension problems, and body damage if you drive over a pothole.
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...
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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Squealing and clicking noise from back part of the car but only when moving forward
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first step is to definitively determine if the noise happens when the vehicle is moving (and it is brake or wheel related), or if the noise happens constantly when the vehicle is running....
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Hi! I had a flat tire this morning and o am driving on my spare, the "low tire pressure sensor fault" light came on.
If you have used a tire pressure gauge to confirm that the pressure in each tire is at 32 PSI cold, you need not worry. If the spare tire is of the space saving type and thus has a higher...
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2006 azera eating up rear tires. Also bangs and moves around a lot. Has new rear shocks art front struts.
If you are not getting the rated mileage out of new tires that you have purchased that typically means the alignment of the vehicle is off. Inasmuch as the 2006 Azera was recalled in certain states for repairs to the...
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I have 1999 ford contour lx and the tires keep on shredding could it be the tire rod cause it bent
If a tie rod or other suspension part is damaged, that will cause premature wear-out of tires. If you want the tie rod replaced, and the rest of the suspension inspected for damage or abnormal wear, please request tie rod...
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Does a 2011 audi Q5 use tubeless tires? I have a nail lodged in but tire has not deflated
Your vehicle uses tubeless tires. The tire won't deflate if the nail is very tight. That is typical and in fact lots of tires have nails, screws, glass shards and other objects but because these foreign objects can be really...
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I had 2 tires put on the front of the car and now on the passenger side I hear a popping or knocking sound coming from there, I al
Hello, thank you for writing in. It is impossible to tell what the issue is without doing some further testing. New tires can absolutely put added stress on already worn down components, or they can cause new issues if not...
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Stopped accelerating and shaking at highish speeds?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first step is to find out what issues are triggering the check engine light. This can be done by having the vehicle scanned for diagnostic troubleshooting codes at your local auto parts store,...
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Not sure what part my car needs. It it shakes when I'm getting off the high way. And it feels like it's dancing in the front.
Hello, thank you for writing in. When dealing with a shake or wobble, its always best to start with the simplest options and work your way up in complexity. Make sure your tires are properly inflated, and have the tires...
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Can 205/40z17 84w tires fit on my 2012 Malibu?
Tire size 205/40z17 is not specified for your vehicle and thus does not fit. Use of that size will alter your speedometer reading, at minimum, and possibly affect other vehicle speed sensors affecting shift patterns. Your current tires are probably...
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Tractor tire is flat, valve is hidden under rim.
The valve stem is actually a tube inside the tire that is flat. You will need to have tire removed and tube repaired or replaced and tire repaired for whatever punctured the tube through the tire.
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I want bigger tires with stock suspension but dont know which is best.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Keep in mind suspension modification can wear your CV joints and other components prematurely. 285's are hard to make fit on your vehicle without getting excessive tire rubbing. Even with the modification to the...
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Is there vibrations and humming that gets louder when speed is increased then stops when vehicle stops a wheel bearing problem
From what you describe it is the front wheel bearings in the front hubs that need replaced. You should also check the tires for uneven wear and need for tire rotation or alignment issues causing uneven tire wear.
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Stripped lug nut/unable to change tire
Hello, thank you for writing in. Locking lug nuts would cause every wheel to require a special socket in order to remove the tire. These are often aftermarket, but if you have a set on the car, this may have...
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Hello I recently hit a pothole and damgaged a rim I had. I had to replace with all new tires and rims. I first got stock rims then
A road force balancer is meant to check tires for pull in one direction or another and balance a tire up to about 60 mph. Some tire balancers will check tires for higher speeds. You may have an imbalance that...
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Why does my car shake uncontrollably at high speeds. Aprrox 55/60 and above.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Start with the basics, make sure your tires are properly inflated and balanced properly. The point of balancing tires is to stop them from shaking and vibrating at high speeds. If that does not...
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I recently replace all my tires, once i get to about 50 mph my car shakes and the steering wheel shakes badly. what can it be. Som
If the problems all started after the tires were replaced then you may have had a weight come off or the tires are not balanced correctly. Have the tires rechecked by the installer to verify the tires are ok and...
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Just picked up car from 90,000 mile service. They said tires are noisy, but they weren't when I dropped it off. What could it be?
If you take your hand and rub in each direction on each tire and it feels rough in one and smooth in the other direction then the tires were in need to be rotated and this may be the noise....
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Can an almost new tire have dry rot?
Tires can dry rot pretty quick in dry hot climates but should last at least 3 or 4 years before needing to be replaced. If tires have dry rot then you will see small hairline cracks in the rubber either...
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I hit a median with the front driver side tire and then my front passenger tire caved in
Hello, thank you for writing in. Hitting a curb can cause damage to the tire, rim, and axle. Evaluating the damage on the drivers front tires is the first step. The tire may be damaged. The rim may now be...
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my tpms light stays on even though my tires are properly inflated and all my sensors test that they are all working on the meter
The system has lost communication with the ECU and you will need to have the system recalibrated using the tech stream to clear and then recalibrate the TPMS system.

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