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Tire Maintenance and Safety: How To Care For Your Tires
Tires need to be maintained just like every other part of your vehicle.
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.
Nitrogen Vs. Air in your Tires
There are benefits to using air or nitrogen for tire inflation depending on your day-to-day driving conditions.
A Guide to Tire Safety
When 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 means having a car that is in good condition, and...
Is it Safe to Drive With a Patched Tire?
A patched tire means a patch sealant is applied to the outside of the tire where the leak is located....
Is It Safe to Drive With a Bubble in Your Tire?
If you see a bubble in your car tire it's a problem. A tire with a bulge in the tread or sidewall is not safe to drive on and must be replaced.
How Long Can You Drive on a Plugged or Patched Tire?
You made it! You got your punctured tire repaired before it became damaged any further. The technician fixed it, filled...
How Long Can You Drive on a Plugged or Patched Tire?
You made it! You got your punctured tire repaired before it became damaged any further. The technician fixed it, filled...
How Long Can You Drive on a Plugged or Patched Tire?
You made it! You got your punctured tire repaired before it became damaged any further. The technician fixed it, filled...
How Long Can You Drive on a Plugged or Patched Tire?
You made it! You got your punctured tire repaired before it became damaged any further. The technician fixed it, filled...
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.
Is it Safe to Drive With the TPMS Light On?
Low tire pressure activates the TPMS light, which can contribute to premature tire wear and tire failure.
Is it Safe to Drive With a Tire Bulge?
Tire bulges are caused by hitting road debris or when you overinflate your tires. Replace bulging tires right away to stay safe on the road.
Is it Safe to Drive With a Nail in My Tire?
The tire is a circular shaped piece of rubber that covers the wheel and enables the vehicle to drive, and...
How to Know When to Replace Car Tires
Car tires get worn out after miles on the road. Inspect tires for damage and check tread depth with a coin to make sure car tires are in good shape.
Is It Safe to Drive With a Bubble in Your Tire?
If you see a bubble in your car tire it's a problem. A tire with a bulge in the tread or sidewall is not safe to drive on and must be replaced.
How Long Can You Drive on a Plugged or Patched Tire?
You made it! You got your punctured tire repaired before it became damaged any further. The technician fixed it, filled...
How Long Can You Drive on a Plugged or Patched Tire?
You made it! You got your punctured tire repaired before it became damaged any further. The technician fixed it, filled...
How Long Can You Drive on a Plugged or Patched Tire?
You made it! You got your punctured tire repaired before it became damaged any further. The technician fixed it, filled...
How Long Can You Drive on a Plugged or Patched Tire?
You made it! You got your punctured tire repaired before it became damaged any further. The technician fixed it, filled...

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Where is the spare tire?

The spare tire sits under the bed of the truck, at the very rear. It is easy to remove the spare tire with your hands. Just use the jack handle to winch the tire down and unhook it from the...

What size tire chains should I use?

Driving in winter conditions in an area with the potential for snowfall means carrying tire chains with you in case of an emergency. However, you need to use the right type of chains for your tire size. Your automaker mandates...

What should I do if I have a flat tire?

Hopefully, you won’t experience this particular situation, but if you drive long enough, chances are good that you’ll eventually have a flat. Knowing what to do will help you deal with the situation quickly and easily. Here are the steps...

What is My TPMS Light For?

Many modern day vehicles, especially ones manufactured after 2007, are equipped with a TPMS (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/what-is-my-tpms-light-for) or tire pressure monitoring system. You will see a TPM system in vehicles manufactured before 2007, but this is the year it became mandated for...

What does the tire pressure Warning Light mean?

The tire pressure Warning Light is located on the instrument cluster. When the tire pressure Warning Light is illuminated, it means that one of your vehicle’s tires is not properly inflated. Any time the tire pressure Warning Light comes on,...

What does the low tire pressure warning light mean?

There are several lights on the dash of your vehicle that indicate when problems arise. The Low Tire Pressure Warning Light will tell you when your tire pressure is low. To understand the Low Tire Pressure Warning Light. The Low...

What does the low tire pressure Warning Light mean?

The low tire pressure Warning Light is located on the instrument panel. This light illuminates when one of your tires is not inflated to the proper air pressure. Driving with an underinflated tire can be very dangerous, so stop as...

tire pressure

Car manufacturers require that tire pressure be set to the required psi before the vehicle is driven on the roadway. Tire pressure has to be measured and set before the car has operated on the roadway because friction from operation...

The car slides when driven on bumpy roads

Hello. If the vehicle has aftermarket wheels on it then they may have the wrong offset which will cause this. If the wheels are original then the rear suspension needs to be checked for worn parts. If the suspension is...

Low gas mileage

Hello. The fuel mileage rating on most vehicles is a rating estimate of the fuel mileage you should get. The problem with this rating you see in the windshield is based on city or highway driving. Both of these ratings...

What size tire chains should I use?

Driving in winter conditions in an area with the potential for snowfall means carrying tire chains with you in case of an emergency. However, you need to use the right type of chains for your tire size. Your automaker mandates...

What should I do if I have a flat tire?

Hopefully, you won’t experience this particular situation, but if you drive long enough, chances are good that you’ll eventually have a flat. Knowing what to do will help you deal with the situation quickly and easily. Here are the steps...

What should I do before towing a trailer?

Towing even a small trailer with a light load requires that you take the right precautions before you hit the road. While there’s not a lot that must be done, there are several things you should ensure. Here’s what you...

What does the TPMS light mean?

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on your Accord does exactly what the name says – it monitors the air pressure in your tires. If the system detects a drop in pressure, it turns on the Low Tire Pressure light...

What does the tire pressure Warning Light mean?

The tire pressure Warning Light is located on the instrument panel. If the light is solidly illuminated, then one of the tires is experiencing dangerously low tire pressure. Check your tire pressure and adjust as you need to bring them...

What does the Low Tire Pressure warning light mean?

Your Altima is equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). It’s designed to keep track of the amount of air in your tires. If one of them drops below the threshold, the system turns on the Low Tire Pressure...

tire pressure

Hi there: This is a fantastic question and one that should be asked by more car owners. Tire pressure recommendations (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/what-does-tire-pressure-mean) should always be followed by the vehicle manufacturer. On the inside of your driver door is typically a white...

Tire has slow leak

Hello. If your tire has a slow leak, this is likely due to a small hole being in it. It is very common for people to drive over a nail, screw, or road debris. When the object is stuck in...

Low Tire Pressure light is on

You need to reset your TPMS system. This is done through the controls on your steering column. Consult your vehicle owners manual or look for a simple "how to" video such as this one here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrpC4tZ8bZI). If the system still...

Inside edge of tires wearing out too fast

There is a technical bulletin from the manufacture to check the alignment camber, and if the camber is out of specification, replace the right rear lower control arm to correct the alignment. As far as the other tires, you should...

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