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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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Is my mechanic giving me a good deal on brake pads and tires?
Hi. I think that this a fair price for the work you are having done. At a commercial shop like pep boys the labor costs would be a lot more and the parts would also be more I think. This...
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Loud noise coming front front end.
You should have the tire n the left front checked to see if it is wearing incorrect causing the humming noise. The alignment on the front may be out from a loose upper or lower control ball joints or bushings....
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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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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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Lexus 30k Service
Hi there. During a 30,000 mile or 36 month check up, there will be a check up on the following: Replace the engine oil and oil filter, rotate the tires and adjust tire pressures as required, replace the air conditioner...
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My car is a pologti. It's having low pulling in a direction mostly running in flat road. How can I make it okay?
Hi there. Check the tires on the vehicle and see what their conditions are. If the tires are feathered or scrubbed on the inside or outside, then your vehicle has an alignment issue. If your tires are worn, I recommend...
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Applying brakes at stop lights and the vehicle slides.
Hello. If the brakes are staying applied and the wheels are locked but the vehicle begins to slide it is because of the slickness of the roadway. There is not going to be any way to prevent this unless you...
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ok i have a 01pontiac grand prix and the car has a wobble to tje front passenger side and a thummping noise that stops when i turn
Hello there, many common faults will cause a wobble and thumping noise on your 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix. Replacing the hubs and the passenger side tire rod is a great place to start, but before any more parts are replaced...
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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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I took off from a stop sign felt like something stuck and than sounded like i had a flat tire. Now it's making a loud Thumping in 2014 Kia Sorento
Hello - this issue (or issues) may be a combination of multiple problems. The "stuck" issue at the stop light may be a brake not releasing when you take your foot off the brake pedal. The thumping noise once you...
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hi, what can i change on my 2006 4runner to give it smoother ride on bumpy roads
There can be some gains in comfort by changing the tires to, for example, top rated tires as tested by Consumer Reports. The best thing to do is review Consumer Reports' tire ratings and recommendations for the particular tire type...
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i was told i need new rear struta because on a bad seal. The guy showed me a liquid substance on the rod in the middle of strut
Struts, and shock absorbers, are hydraulically operated devices and so, yes, absolutely they are fluid filled. Struts do have a finite lifetime because the internal parts do wear and the oil can eventually leak out past the piston seal. If...
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Need help choosing the right rim size for my tire
Hi...Tire size 33 x 12.5R16 is equivalent to LT305/70R16. The recommended rim width is 8 to 9.5 inches with 9 inches being typical. Rim width is not the only critical dimension, you also have to be sure you have the...
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Right front tire wears out quickly 19956 Chevy Yukon
Hello - you don't say how the tire is wearing out. Underinflation of the tire will produce rapid tire wear, and is indicated by similar wear of both the inner and outer edges of the tire surface. This will occur...
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car making a noise could this be wheel bearing?
Yes, based on the timing and the character of the noise that is a pretty good supposition, that the wheel bearing could be damaged. However, you do mention that you have a new tire. Depending on type or quality of...
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Cars shakes, like driving over invisible potholes
The vibration in the steering wheel is due to dynamic imbalance, excess radial force variation in the tires and/or faults (looseness) in the suspension that permits the residual imbalances that are normally held in check by a tight suspension to...
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Rims and tires.
The minimum recommended rim width for 33 x 12.5R16 is 8 inches. The rim diameter, of course, must be 16 inches. In terms of width, you can use rims that measure in the range of 8 to 9.5 inches with...
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car making womp womp noise and pop
A common cause of a noise like that is tire belt (internal) separation, flat spot(s) on tire or other tire defects. If the tires end up being excluded during a diagnostic, the CV axles, wheel bearings, and unfortunately the transmission...
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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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