Expert Advice for Car Tires
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Consumer Reports Rates Best Car Tires of 2021
Consumer Reports recently released its list of Best Car Tires of 2021, after putting many different tires through its extensive testing program.
Aug 28, 2021
Lisa Steuer McArdle
The Rubber Industry Needs More Attention
The auto industry is currently facing a slew of problems, but now, manufacturers also need to contend with a rubber shortage, as the shortage may impact tire production.
Jul 30, 2021
Will Car Insurance Cover a Flat Tire?
Flat tires are a massive inconvenience, but does insurance cover flat tires? It might—but only if the damage was caused by vandalism or an accident.
Jul 05, 2021
How to Fix Alloy Rim Scratches On Your Car
Fix scratched rims on your car using this guide, which will show you techniques to use such as cleaning the rims, sanding them, and covering scratches.
Sep 17, 2021
How to Improve Gas Mileage
Improving your car's gas mileage and saving money on fuel is about taking practical steps. Here are three you can take today.
Oct 21, 2020
How to Paint Car Wheels
Painting your car wheels is an inexpensive way to spruce up your rims, give your car a customized appearance, and repair nicks and scratches.
Nov 09, 2020
How to Fix a Flat Car Tire with Fix-a-Flat
Though it's not a permanent fix and won't work in every situation, the aerosol Fix-a-Flat is a quick and popular solution for flat car tires, and one that can save the day in a pinch.
Aug 26, 2021
How to Fix a Flat Tire
Fixing a flat tire is an invaluable skill every driver should have. Here's how to do it.
Nov 19, 2020
How to Find a Slow Leak in a Car Tire
A punctured tire can escalate quickly if left unaddressed. Catching a puncture by its hiss or visible marks early on can save you a flat tire.
Dec 03, 2020
How to Check and Add Air to Car Tires
Properly inflated tires make your car safer while on the road and also increase your fuel economy. Here's how to add air to your tires.
Sep 02, 2020
How to Check Tire Pressure
Your car tires will lose pressure naturally over time. Checking your tire pressure on a monthly basis will prevent tire wear and increase handling.
May 04, 2021
All Questions on Car Tires
How can you extend the life of your tires?
How can I protect my tires? I just got new ones because I didn't take very good care of my last set; I don't want to repeat my mistakes with this new set.
Sep 10, 2021
How do I clean brake dust off car wheels?
What can I do to get brake dust off my wheels? I just got a pair of semi-metallic brakes and I've noticed they produce quite a bit of dust.
Aug 30, 2021
How do I clean my car rims?
What can I use to clean my car rims? I want to restore them to like-new condition, but I'm not sure how to do it. How do you clean car rims?
Aug 31, 2021
How do I use a car air compressor?
How do I put air in a tire with an air compressor? My tires are looking a little low. My neighbor said he'd lend me his air compressor, but I don't know how to use it.
Aug 27, 2021
How do I remove a car wheel cover?
What's the best way to take off my car's wheel cover? I want to remove it to change the tire.
Aug 23, 2021
How do I fix a punctured tire?
Some debris punctured my left rear tire! I'm not sure if this is something I'll be able to fix on my own. How do I fix a punctured tire?
Aug 20, 2021
Will AAA do house calls in Minnesota?
Will AAA come to my house to fix a flat? I just noticed that my tire is going flat and I need some help. I live in Brainerd, Minnesota.
Jul 14, 2021
Will AAA plug your tires rather than change a spare?
Does AAA plug your tires instead of changing the spare? I know that you can plug a minor leak in a tire and it will still run for a few thousand miles.
Jul 12, 2021
Can the AAA technician diagnose problems?
Does the AAA technician also diagnose automotive problems? I'm thinking about getting a AAA membership. I know they do towing and flat tire changes, but I wanted to know if they can fix your car, too.
Jul 12, 2021
Do roadside assistance companies repair tires?
"If I got a flat or blew a tire, is there a company who would provide coverage? Would they pay to replace my tire?"
Jul 28, 2021
Do insurance companies cover tire theft?
"Will full coverage cover the theft of my tires? Someone stole my tires, including my rims. They weren't customized, but the tires are only a few months old."
Jul 28, 2021
Will roadside assistance come to my house to change a flat tire?
"I went outside this morning, and my front left tire is flat. Will roadside assistance come to my house to change the tire?"
Jul 27, 2021