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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 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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After new front bearings/hubs, Lexus still making noise and shaking
Hello, thank you for writing in. Feeling steering and suspension issues in the steering wheel is very common. While everything you have done is within reason, there are several components that need to be inspected or tested. You will want...
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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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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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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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How much cornering abilities will be gained by upgrading from 175/65R14 to 185/60R14 or 185/65R14
Hello - in simple terms, by moving to a 185mm wide tire, you have gained approximately 5% in what is called "contact area". (5% comes from the 10mm in width increase - 175 to 185 - divided by 18mm, the...
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How much ground clearance will decrease and cornering will increase by upgrading from 175/65R14 to 185/60R14 and why?
When understanding tires, you have to configure the size and dimentions of the tread, side wall, construction, and rim. The following is the break down of the tire size: 175/65R14 The 175 is the width of the tire in...
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Is it possible to put 20" rims on a car that has 15" stock rim?
Yes you can put 20 inch rims on your vehicle but with limitations. This will depend on how wide the rims and tires will be and also if the tires will clear the struts and suspension parts when driving and...
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I now have a donut on and my AWD light flickers and my steering wheel jerks.Its normally during acc but can happen randomly.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The spare tire on your vehicle does not have the monitoring systems the rest of the tires have. The spare will not input wheel speed sensor and other data to the computer. This is...
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whooshing sound after hitting curb driver side front
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having issues with the tires, suspension, wheel hub, or the brakes. The noise is likely coming from something that has been damaged, and is now making contact with other components...
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Nail in tire. Been driving with it. Slowly leaking. Left to park for now. Is the tire unrepairable to a point?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The tires need to be evaluated a little further before we justify getting a new one put on, or patching it. Take a look at the tread, and make sure it is evenly worn...
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I have dry rot on all 4 tires on my 2007 Toyota Corolla. I bought the car several months ago and dealership said they would replac
Hello, thank you for writing in. Having the two front tires is typically priority for a couple of reasons. One being the front tires support the engine and transmission, meaning they hold a majority of the weight. The vehicle is...
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If your car only has 24,000 the tires have worn out prematurely possibly due to bad wheel alignment, under inflation and/or lack of rotation. YourMechanic does offer tire rotation on a mobile basis. If you are going to buy new...

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