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The Best Tire Brand According to Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports tested tires for various factors such as tread life, handling, and all-weather performance with Michelin taking the top spot.
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Jerry
Apr 06, 2022
Lights, Camber, Action: How The Angle of Your Wheels Affects Performance
Tire camber plays a big role in car performance. Here’s why the angle of your wheels can change your driving game.
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Jerry
Mar 09, 2022
Discount Tire Will Acquire Tire Rack, This Could Be Good News for Consumers
Discount Tire recently debuted plans to acquire Tire Rack and hopefully help consumers. The cost of rubber and therefore tires has increased over the years, however, this merger could trim tire prices.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Nail in Tire? How to Remove and Repair a Puncture
Removing a nail from a tire and patching the hole can be a simple DIY job. Here's a handy guide on how to remove a nail in a tire.
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Jerry
Dec 22, 2021
How To Plug and Patch a Tire
This is a guide on how to patch a tire and plug a tire. Repair a flat or punctured tire yourself with one of these easy techniques.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Read a Tire
The numbers and letters on your vehicle's tires can tell you a lot. Here's a basic guide on how to read a tire for information.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Polish Chrome Wheels
If you've got dirty chrome wheels, a little soap, followed by chrome polish, should do the trick.
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Jerry
May 05, 2022
These Tire Maintenance Tips Will Save You Money and Keep You Safe
Don’t underestimate the importance of tire maintenance, especially for the winter months. We’ve compiled some tips to save you money on your tires.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Clean Whitewall Tires
If you have unique wheels on your vehicle, show them off by properly maintaining them. Here are the three best ways to clean whitewall tires.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Which Tire Is Best for Your Needs? Pirelli vs. Goodyear
Need help deciding between Pirelli and Goodyear tires? We’ve got you covered. Here is a comparison of the advantages for each brand.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
The Best All-Terrain Tires for Snow
The best all-terrain tires for snow and ice include deep treads and are capable on and off the road.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Get Better Gas Mileage
Improving your car's gas mileage and saving money on fuel is about taking practical steps. Here are three steps you can take today to improve your gas mileage, such as using cruise control.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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. Read this step-by-step guide to learn how.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Change a Flat Tire
Changing a flat tire is an invaluable skill every driver should have. Here's a guide on how to change a flat tire yourself, what tools you need do it, and more.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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.
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Jerry
May 09, 2022
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.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
The Best All-Season Tires for Snow
SUVs, trucks, and sedans—here’s a quick guide to help you find the best all-season tires for snow.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What Are Snow Socks for Tires?
Snow socks are like grippy socks for your car. Compared to snow tires and chains, they offer different benefits. Here’s what you need to know.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022

All Questions on Car Tires

Why does my car feel like it's swaying?
When I’m driving at lower speeds, my car feels like it’s completely normal. As soon as I accelerate and go a little faster, my car feels like it’s swaying in the wind. How can I get my car to stop swaying?
Kaitlin May
May 12, 2022
What kind of tires are best for a Honda Accord?
I’m buying a used Honda Accord and the current owner informed me that I should purchase a new set of tires since the current ones haven’t been changed in almost five years. I’ve never purchased car tires before so I’m wondering, what kind of tires are best for a Honda Accord?
Chloe Jenkins
Feb 15, 2022
How can I fix tire feathering on my car?
For the last month or so, I’ve been noticing an odd difference in the way my car drives. Nothing major, but there’s a change. I had a mechanic friend take a look, and they said that I had tire feathering, which was probably the source of the issue. How can I fix tire feathering on my car?
Chloe Jenkins
Jan 28, 2022
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?"
Eric Schad
Jul 27, 2021
Why does a car slip more in the fall than winter?
What makes my car slip so much more in the fall than winter? Everyone says to be careful driving in the winter, but I think I slip more in the fall. Is there a reason this might be the case?
Joshua Levy
Nov 30, 2021
How long do Tesla tires last?
Do Tesla tires last for a long time, or do they have to be replaced soon after purchase? Teslas are so expensive and I want to make sure that I’ll be getting my money’s worth before I make the purchase.
Liz Jenson
Mar 07, 2022
How many miles does a car tire last?
I’m wondering if the tires I would like to purchase are going to last me for a good amount of time. How many miles does a car tire typically last?
Matthew Macgugan
Nov 08, 2021
How do I fix a puncture in a car tire?
Earlier today, I pulled into my garage and could hear a hissing noise from my tire—I ran over a screw, and I'm kicking myself. I need this car to get to school, as well as to get my kid to daycare, and I really can't afford a hole in my tire. How do I fix this puncture?
Eric Schad
Oct 06, 2021
How do you use 4-wheel drive on a Toyota Tacoma?
My wife and I just bought a new truck and are dying to use the four-wheel drive for some offroading adventures. The only problem is neither of us know how to get started. How do you turn on the 4WD setting on a Tacoma?
Chloe Jenkins
Jan 06, 2022
Can I use car tires on my travel trailer?
I’m planning to go on a long road trip in a couple of months, so I was taking a look at my travel trailer now since it hasn’t been used in a while. One of the tires is flat, and I was thinking of using a car tire. Can I just use car tires on my travel trailer?
Melanie Mergen
May 11, 2022
Does the Kia Telluride have off-road tires?
I just bought a Kia Telluride and I’m looking forward to taking my car on camping trips this summer. I know the Telluride is a capable vehicle, but I am unsure of how it will perform in muddy, off road terrain. Does the Kia Telluride have off-road tires?
Kara Vanderbeek
Mar 24, 2022
How thick are car tires?
Kind of a weird question, but I'm doing an art project and I'm thinking about using old car tires. How thick are they, specifically the treads? I want to make sure they'll work before I haul them all the way to my house.
Liz Jenson
Oct 27, 2021
How do I fix low air pressure in my tires?
First-time car owner here—my Nissan has a low tire pressure sign on the dashboard. How do I fix low air pressure in my tires?
Nick Kunze
Feb 10, 2022
Do I need to replace the tires on a leased car?
I've had a leased car for two years, and I've noticed that the tire treads are becoming a bit shallow. Do I have to replace the tires on a leased car?
Eric Schad
Oct 29, 2021
How do you fix a slashed tire?
Help! I went to get something out of my car today and noticed a huge gash in one of my tires. How do I repair it?
Maxine Boyko
Feb 08, 2022
How long does it take to get new tires put on?
My car tires need to be replaced, and I have been putting it off because I can’t really afford to be without my car for very long. The last time I went for repairs, I was without a vehicle for a week! How long does it take to get new tires put on a car?
Lynell Spencer
Mar 25, 2022
How do I replace a car tire on a rim?
The tread on my tires is worn, so I need to replace them. I don’t want to pay the high price tag at a tire shop, so I’m going to replace them myself. What are some tips and tricks to replace a car tire on a rim?
Eric Schad
Dec 01, 2021
How do you tune a drift car in Forza Horizon 2?
I don’t think I’m good enough to move up a class rating in Forza Horizon 2, but I still want a car that performs better. I’ve heard that tuning is a good way to up your performance without ranking out of your class. What’s the best way to tune your drift car in Forza Horizon 2?
Joshua Levy
Mar 22, 2022
How much does it cost to change tire rims?
How much would it cost me to change my tire rims? They’re a little cracked and they look pretty bad, but I’m worried that it will be really expensive to replace them.
Liz Jenson
Nov 26, 2021
How do you use 4-wheel drive on a Toyota 4Runner?
My wife bought me a Toyota 4Runner Trail for my birthday and I’ve been using it for hiking and fishing trips. I feel like I could be getting more out of it if I could use the four-wheel drive system. How can I access the 4WD on my 4Runner?
Chloe Jenkins
May 02, 2022
Does highway driving wear tires faster?
I’m starting a new job soon and I’m going to have to commute about 40 minutes on the highway each way. Will all that highway driving make my tires wear out faster?
Alison Daurio
Mar 30, 2022
What does TPMS mean?
I was driving my car home and a TPMS light came on. I didn’t know what the light meant so I kept driving until I reached my destination, but I want to make sure I fix the problem before I drive my car again. What does TPMS mean?
Kara Vanderbeek
Mar 30, 2022
How long do Michelin tires last?
I’m looking to buy new tires for my car and I hear that Michelin is a good brand. How long do Michelin tires last?
Chloe Jenkins
Feb 24, 2022
How do I let air out of a tire?
I was putting air in my tires. I thought I was fine, but when I checked the PSI, I had put too much in. Now I'm not sure how to get the air out—if I'm honest, my girlfriend usually takes care of car issues, but I need to be able to drive the car to pick her up from the airport! How can I get the air out of my tire?
Eric Schad
Oct 06, 2021
What are the best mud tires for a diesel truck?
I really need mud tires for my diesel truck but there are a lot of options. Do you have any recommendations for reliable brands?
Rob Shapiro
Mar 31, 2022
Can you put studs on tires after driving on them?
I’d like to put studs in my winter tires this year, but my tires are only about a year old. I really don’t want to buy a whole new set of tires. Can I just add studs to the tires I already have?
Alison Daurio
Mar 30, 2022
Does driving fast wear out tires?
For me, nothing beats the thrill of putting the pedal to the floor and enjoying a quick burst of acceleration. However, I was watching NASCAR the other day, and I noticed chunks of rubber flying everywhere on the track. This made me think about my own driving. Will driving fast wear out my car’s tires more quickly?
Eric Schad
Mar 16, 2022
How can you fix a warped car tire?
I’ve recently noticed that my car has been shaking and vibrating more than usual. I took a look at the vehicle to see what the problem might be and found that one of my tires was warped. Is there a way to fix a warped car tire?
Jack Walsh
Jan 26, 2022
How do you put a hubcap on a Toyota Camry?
What’s the easiest way to replace a hubcap on a Toyota Camry? Mine fell off. I already got a new one but I can’t figure out how to attach it. I’d rather not take my car to a mechanic for this if possible.
Liz Jenson
Jan 07, 2022
How do you reset the tire pressure sensor in a Ford E250?
The tire pressure light turned on in my Ford, so I filled up my tires. But the light turned on again yesterday, even though the tires are all full! What do I need to do to reset the tire pressure sensor in my 2016 Ford E250?
Liz Jenson
Nov 20, 2021

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