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Is It Safe to Drive With a Bent Axle?
Your car’s axles are essential components. They transmit power from the transmission or differential to the drive...
How to Replace a Wheel Seal
Wheel seals are part of the wheel bearing system and keep dirt and debris away from these bearings. Replace wheel seals if grease leaks from bearings.
How to Tighten Lug Nuts
Lug nuts, or wheel locks, hold the wheel onto the car. Missing lug nuts can cause the car to wobble so it's important to keep lug nuts tight.
Is it Safe to Drive With a Wheel Bearing Gone?
Wheel bearings help a car roll smoothly. Bad or missing wheel bearing symptoms include grinding noises, a loose steering wheel, and uneven tire wear.
How to Clean Your Car Tires
When your car’s wheels are clean, it does more than just enhance your car’s looks. It also protects your tires from weathering and cracking and removes corrosion and protects...
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 Remove the Wheels from Your Vehicle
Your tires are an essential part of your vehicle. They are there for safety, comfort, and performance. The tires are mounted to the wheels, which in turn are mounted...
How to Replace Wheel Bearings
Wheel bearings are parts that allow the wheels on...
The Mechanics of Cars: Simple Machines in Automobiles
Simple machines are single, mechanical devices that help improve the daily life of humans by allowing them to work faster, easier, and more efficiently. Simple machines are considered...
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...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Tie Rod End
Common signs of a faulty tie rod end include a front end alignment that is off, a shaky or loose steering wheel, and uneven or excessive tire wear.
How to Make Aluminum Wheels Shine
Aluminum wheels are an amazing addition to your vehicle to spruce up its appearance. They give your car a sleek, customized look while being relatively low maintenance....
How to Make Chrome Wheels Shine
Chrome wheels are a way to change your car’s mundane appearance into a highly-attractive, sporty look. Some high-end or luxury cars have chrome wheels installed at the factory while many...
How to Clean Brake Dust
Brake dust is residue that accumulates on a car’s wheels over time. The dust comes from the brake pads, which wear down over time from the friction of braking....
How to Replace the Rear Hub Bearing on a Ford Explorer
Wheel bearings allow the car's wheels to give you a smooth ride. A howling or grinding noise is a sign that your hub bearing should be replaced.
How to Replace a Wheel Stud
Car wheel studs hold the wheels to a hub. Wheel studs withstand a lot of pressure and wear out if under too much force, causing rust or damage.
How to Clean and Repack Wheel Bearings
A wheel bearing should be cleaned and repacked if there is abnormal tire wear, grinding coming from the car tires, or steering wheel vibration.
How to Replace a Wheel Speed Sensor
A car wheel speed sensor helps control the anti-lock brake system by determining if a wheel is moving at a different speed than the other wheels.
How to Buy Good Quality Wheel Chocks
Wheel chocks provide essential safety in any situation where your vehicle might roll. For instance, if you’re changing a flat tire, you should use a wheel chock on the tire directly diagonal...

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Question about wheel size
You want a wheel that has the same offset, backspacing, and width as your existing wheels in order to avoid handling problems. If you had OEM wheels, I could tell you the offset but inasmuch as you have aftermarket wheels,...
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I have a 2007 BMW 328XI and noticed that I was experiencing a load grinding noise when reversing and occasionally when turning. I
Hello, thank you for writing in. Without inspecting the vehicle, there is no way of knowing how badly the vehicle is damaged, nor how extensive the damage is. With that being said, the steering linkage and suspension are both susceptible...
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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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Vibration and sound along with clicking once wheels are turned when off the ground
Hello thank you for writing in. There are several components that you will want to have looked at. Regarding the wheel bearing, they do cause similar symptoms, and if you hit hard enough, you will want to have them inspected....
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My 2015 chrysler 200 has been damaged and needs repair
Hello, thank you for writing in. While our technicians are highly qualified, when it comes to collision damages there are often damages that cannot be repaired in a home environment. Since our technicians are mobile, they often do not have...
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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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car vibration
If the struts are defective, that can be a cause of vibration. It sounds like the struts have to be replaced anyway, so I would suggest doing that first. Check the exhaust system (is it all OEM?). Check for damaged...
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Out of the blue steering wheel started shaking and veering to the right upon acceleration
The first thing I would check is to be sure the wheel lugs are tight That includes checking that the bolts are not stripped so that they seem tight but are not. Then, as you said, give the tires a...
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My car is clunking under passenger side with acceleration. Car pulls to the right steering wheel moves like a clock ticks
These sound like the symptoms of a loose front wheel. Don't drive the car anymore until you have checked the lug nuts. If they are loose, and you have been driving like that for a while, there may be some...
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Clunking noise front left tire on my way home tonight from work. Pulled over couldn't see anything hanging off.
Check the shock absorbers on the front and see if they are leaking. If they are leaking, then I recommend replacing the shock absorbers. When a shock absorber fails, the wheel will not stay in contact with the road as...
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I cant find specific laws on modifying vehicles.
The law states that all vehicles have to pass a state inspection for sound, lights, and safety. The following is the laws to follow when changing the items you have mentioned. ______________________________________________ Laws for exhaust The exhaust must be equipped...
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Can 16 inch tires / rims be used on a car that came stock with 17 inch tires / rims?
Hi there - the answer is "possibly". There are 4 technical questions which must be affirmatively answered first to go forward with this swap. First - do the wheels you acquired have the same bolt pattern as your stock wheels...
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The wheel locked up while I was driving. How much do you think it would cost for diagnosis/repair on my 2006 Dodge Charger
Hello. The cost of this would depend on what is wrong with it. This can be a failure in the brakes or in the hub assembly. This really needs to be checked out by a certified mechanic.
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I have a 1999 Chevy surburban the tires appear to be good but when I turn a hard left or right it seems to rattle and move slower
A shudder when turning all the way one direction or the other can be a result of low power steering fluid pressure. This can be caused by several different issues from a loose drive belt, to a bad pump, to...
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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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will my stock wheels from a 2007 honda civic ex fit in a 2008 toyota corolla?
The wheels on a 2007 Honda Civic Fit will have a 4 lug pattern and the 2008 Toyota Corolla has a 5 lug bolt pattern. The two wheels do not match.
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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 have a 2005 Hyundai Sonata the back rear wheel is bent into the vehicle so I'm assuming it is a broken axle. How much would some
Hello, thank you for writing in. Damage in that area can effect everything that took the impact directly, and all of the components linked to that area. The damage to the wheel, wheel hub, suspension, axle, tire, and brakes will...
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Brake rubbing rim 2006 BMW 325i
Hello - the basic issue is "something changed". You don't indicate what was serviced with this repair (brake pads, new brake calipers, tire rotation, wheel swap, wheel space left out, etc.), but whatever the case, something is different. A wheel...

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