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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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How long can I ride on bad struts
Hello, thank you for writing in. The time you have will completely depend on how bad the struts are now, and how much stress you want to put onto the rest of the vehicle. Worn struts will cause stress to...
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loud thumping or bumping nise when driving straigt, or turning left, when turning right, no nose a all. definitey need an alignm
You should have the tires inspected for bubbles or broken cords in one of the tires.
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I have a 1998 Nissan Maxima. Today on the interstate it staterd shaing really ad on the passenger side by the tire.
The problem sounds like a tire has separated and the internal cords broke. Have a tire store check the tires for problems as soon as possible since a tire that separates can cause loss of steering control or other damage...
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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 car makes a rotational hum-hum....hum-hum noise only when I drive about 60mph or faster and the gas pedal vibrates.
You did not mention the model of your vehicle. The noise may be coming from the tires. You should have your tires rotated and balanced first to see if this helps the problem. Since your vehicle is pretty new and...
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I recently noticed a bubble on the sidewall of my tire. Is it safe to drive 1 mile to shop?
a tire that has a bubble on the side wall is caused when the tire sidewall cords have broke. The tire is now like a balloon and may pop at any time. I would not recommend driving on the tire...
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What could be causing the shaky steering in my Pontiac G6?
By silver spikes, I assume you mean wear bars. A new tire shouldn't be showing the wear bars, so if you see a silver spike protruding from your new tire, it's probably a nail or some other foreign object. A...
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What is the widest tire i can buy for my 2016 hyundai sonata instead of using the required 205 65 16? Thanks
You cannot go too wide more than an inch or it will rub the fenders on the car. Look at the tires you have now in rear and see how close to fender the tire is and see how much...
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Humming sound on the left of the car
You should check the tires for uneven wear on the tread that will make a chop on the tread. If the tread is rough then it will make a hum noise and get louder as speed increases. Try to rotate...
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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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Hey do a dodge Dodge Journey have a straight axle or one axle on both sides
Hello, thank you for writing in. If there is no damage to the passenger side of the vehicle, then do not worry about replacing that side's axle. You can just replace the left side. Double check the rest of the...
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Vibration at 55mph
You will need to advise of the tire sizes you are using, since if you have oversize tires then your speedometer is not accurate and you may be doing faster speeds than what is on the speedometer and your engine...

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