Tires and Wheels

Michelin Introduces New Sustainable Tire Concept

By Brian Wong on Tue Jun 20 05:00:37 GMT-06:00 2017


CARS.COM — Sustainability has been a buzzword for cars, with several of the more eco-minded models offering features like bio-plastics and manufacturing processes with less environmental impact in mind. Michelin is looking to extend this concept to the tires that… Read More

Michelin Introduces New Sustainable Tire Concept

By Brian Wong on Tue Jun 20 05:00:37 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Sustainability has been a buzzword for cars, with several of the more eco-minded models offering features like bio-plastics and manufacturing processes with less environmental impact in mind. Michelin is looking to extend this concept to the tires that… Read More

How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

By Rick Popely on Fri May 26 09:00:00 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — A good time to rotate your tires is when you get the oil changed, assuming you do that at least once a year and more often if you drive, say, more than 10,000 miles annually. Most vehicle manufacturers… Read More

What Are Common Suspension Problems?

By Rick Popely on Fri May 19 09:41:42 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Suspension components, including springs, shock absorbers (or struts on some vehicles), anti-roll bars, control arms and other parts, are like combat troops serving on the frontlines: They take a pounding daily from potholed streets, railroad tracks, rain, snow,… Read More

How Long Do Tires Last?

By Rick Popely on Thu May 18 09:00:00 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — When do you need to replace your tires? We would expect at least 50,000 miles from the tires that come with any new vehicle, but tire life depends on many factors. Here are some broad guidelines. Among the… Read More

How to Properly Check and Fill Tires

By Robby DeGraff on Sat Oct 01 20:00:00 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — While it may seem like a mundane task, inflating tires is much more crucial to your car than you may think, and it results in a safer and more economical experience on the road. Your vehicle's handling also… Read More

What Difference Does Wheel Size Make?

By Rick Popely on Sat Oct 01 08:58:30 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — Larger wheels give cars a more aggressive stance and greater stage presence, which is why automakers install king-size rims on concept cars. They look cool. Whether you move to a larger-diameter wheel as an option on a new… Read More

How Often Should Tires/Wheels Be Balanced?

By Rick Popely on Sat Oct 01 05:00:20 GMT-06:00 2016

Smooth driving is a balancing act that requires getting the wheels and tires to rotate at high speeds without vibrations. That's not a slam dunk; a dirty little secret about wheels and tires is that they usually aren't perfectly round,… Read More

Video: Tire Pressure 101

By Matt Schmitz on Thu Sep 15 05:00:00 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — They are where the rubber meets the road. I'm talking about ... your tires. They're the one thing — OK, the four things — standing between you and the pavement. And yet proper tire inflation is among the… Read More

How Do I Find and Stop a Slow Tire Leak?

By Rick Popely on Wed Aug 10 05:00:52 GMT-06:00 2016

If a thorough inspection of a leaking tire, which will probably require removing it from the vehicle, doesn't find a nail or puncture, the leak could be caused by a pinhole in the tread or sidewall. The tire might not… Read More

Do I Need to Replace More Than One Tire at a Time?

By Rick Popely on Wed Aug 03 05:00:53 GMT-06:00 2016

You can safely replace only one tire if the others still have most of their tread. Unlike the old days, when a pair of "snow tires" would be mounted to the drive wheels only for winter use, today we recognize… Read More