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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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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...
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clicking noise in steering
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The first components to consider when you experience these symptoms are the tires. They will create noise and vibration when they are inflated improperly, out of round, or out of balance. If the...
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Car has a roaring/humming from the rear wheel wells.
Yes, wheel bearings are a possibility but tire noise would have to be ruled out. The wheel bearings on the rear of your car are within unitized hub assemblies and replacement is fairly straightforward. To get the bearing(s) inspected, and...
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Vehicle rumbles when driving also a very loud noise when driving over lane strips.
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several issues that may cause these types of symptoms. The most common are improperly inflated or unbalanced tires. If you lost a weight off of the tires while driving, this would cause...
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What tires should I get for a 2006 Mazda tribute?
Tires are a very subjective topic. It is very important to start your research for tires with asking yourself a few pertinent questions. How many miles will the tires need to last? What is an acceptable price? What kind of...
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Can you reset or bypass traction control?
If you just put on new tires only in the rear and not in the front then the tires need to be checked to see if there is a difference in the tire height. This will cause the wheel sensors...
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2007 RR Supercharged. The check engine light came on. Code p0171 and p0173. Oxygen sensor bank 1 and 2. Checked the battery.
Hi there. The check engine light codes are for the engine running lean on bank one and bank two. Check the fuel injectors to see which injectors are not working. A lean condition is when the fuel injector(s) are not...
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Hi terry, I have a 2015 Dodge Challenger and i bought it 2 months ago with 9K miles. I now have 14K as i drive alot. My LR tire ha
A mechanic cannot determine ANYTHING about how the clutch has been used, or the failure mode of any part of the clutch mechanism, based on the condition, wear pattern, or anything of the sort relative to the vehicle's tires. There...
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Hi i have a 2009 dodge journey and it drives great but if you get over 70mph it starts pulsating. What could that be?
Hello, thank you for writing in. 85% of the time, when you have issues driving at high speeds, specially when you can feel them and hear them, you have an issue with your tires. The best place to start is...
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Abs, brake lights are on, and the check engine light is on. Code PO500 came up. I changed our speed sensor on the back axle as well.
There could be a wiring issue with the vehicle speed sensor from the computer to the speed sensor pigtail. If the wiring is good, then the PCM may not correctly configured for the actual tire size on the vehicle. If...
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Which tyre gives more cornering abilites 175/65R14 or 185/65R14 or 185/60R14. And why?
The tire size 185/60/14 is the best size tire to give you the best cornering. The reason is the tire is the lowest side profile and height tire. You can go to this web site to get tire size comparison...
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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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When I drive a speeds of 25 to 35 the car shakes but if I drive speeds faster than 40 it doesn't shake.
Check the tires for any cupping on the tread. If the tread is cupping, then I recommend replacing the shock absorbers. Also, I recommend having all 4 tires checked for balance and make sure that they are good. A bent...
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When l start my car and put it in drive, l hear this horn noise coming from my back tires. Please help.
The noise is coming from your rear brakes. If your vehicle has rotors on the rear, then the noise you heard is your pads vibrating. You may need to replace the rear calipers and keep the shims that fill 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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