If you’re new to driving or to very cold weather, you are likely to wake up one chilly morning (most likely with somewhere very important to be) only to find that your vehicle won’t start. This is not a situation anybody wants to wind up in, so we’re here to help you understand what happens to a vehicle – more specifically a vehicle’s battery in sub-zero temperatures.
There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to purchasing a set of new tires. There’s the brand, the size, the price, and of course, the speed rating. Virtually all passenger tires today are assigned a speed rating. However, the average person doesn’t give it much thought—if they even know that it exists. Regardless of your tire knowledge, speed ratings are very important. This is especially true when it comes to high-performance vehicles. To learn more about your tires’ speed rating and why it matters, keep reading.
It’s that time of year again. Shorter days, longer nights, warmer showers, and of course, precarious driving conditions. A million and one things can happen out there on the road during the cold months, so to help you prepare, we’ve compiled a list of 10 essential items to help keep you and your family, friends, or co-workers safe on the road this winter.
There is a massive movement ongoing in the automotive industry right now. With each passing year, more vehicle manufacturers are beginning—or expanding—their production of electric vehicles.
Tire pressure is one of the most important and neglected parts of car maintenance. Good tire pressure means:
- Better fuel economy
- Better traction on the road for safer driving
- Better chance that your tires will wear evenly, preventing flats
Although we love to help fix your flat tires, we also want you to avoid flats in the future as we know how annoying they can be!
But first, do you know what tire pressure your tires should have?
Do you know how to check them properly and regularly?
Let’s break it all down.
Although most manufacturers recommend that you get your tires replaced if they are 7 years old, you could end up replacing them even sooner than that if they’re worn down, neglected, or damaged. Just like getting your oil changed or adding brake fluid, your tires need proper care if you want them to last – here’s what you need to know about taking proper care of your tires and getting the most out of your investment.
There are a lot of unfortunate outcomes that can come from tires that are worn and have a thin tread – loss of traction, hydroplaning, short stopping distance, and more. It can seem like a head-scratcher to figure out when tires need to be replaced, but it doesn’t take a trip to the mechanic!
Here are three really simple ways to check on tires. The best part is they take less than a minute, and are totally free.
Seasonal changes can have a huge impact on your vehicle. With the summer months comes heat, humidity, and other weather issues that can cause all kinds of problems for your car -- especially your tires.
Learning how to do some basic car and tire checks yourself can help you keep your car and tires in good shape, no matter what the season.
Here are seven simple but important things you’ll want to look at to make sure your car is ready for summer.
Tire tread wear can result in potential problems for the vehicle such as over or under-inflation of the tire, poor wheel alignment, and incorrect camber angle.
To avoid such issues, it’s pertinent to keep an eye on the tire tread depth and replace the tires when they get worn out.
You really can’t say exactly when your tires will go bad. So many things can affect them, including how and where you drive. But age and wear will eventually catch up with them. There’s a good reason why the replacement passenger tire market was $26 billion in 2020. However, regular maintenance can go a long way toward keeping your wheels longer and safer.
Fortunately, many tasks are simple and don’t require a lot of money or time. Bear in mind that damaged tires can reduce your gas mileage significantly, making the cost of neglecting regular maintenance even higher. It also poses a safety hazard that puts you and your passengers at risk.