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Tires And Wheels

Spring Cleaning for Your Car: 10 Tips for Rejuvenating Your Ride

By Matt Schmitz on May 10, 2018

Did you know men are twice as likely as women to leave dirty diapers or doggie-doo bags in the car overnight? If you answered yes ... well, it's weird you knew that. But in the proverbial ba... Read More
Got a Spare? Not on These Cars

By Brian Wong on October 19, 2017

CARS.COM — Earlier this year, I was testing a car on a mountain road with no cellphone reception when I got a flat tire. There was a big rupture in the sidewall. No big deal, right? Slap o... Read More
Michelin Introduces New Sustainable Tire Concept

By Brian Wong on June 20, 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 i... Read More
How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

By Rick Popely on May 26, 2017

CARS.COM — Wondering what the deal is with a tire rotation and whether or not you should get one? The rule of thumb is relatively easy to remember: A good time to rotate your tires is... Read More
What Are Common Suspension Problems?

By Rick Popely on May 19, 2017

A car suspension system is designed to maximize friction between the road surface and the vehicle's tire, enhance passenger comfort and provide steering stability. Car suspensions have evolv... Read More
How Long Do Tires Last?

By Rick Popely on May 18, 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... Read More
How to Properly Check and Fill Tires

By Robby DeGraff on October 2, 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 ... Read More
What Difference Does Wheel Size Make?

By Rick Popely on October 1, 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. Related: More Se... Read More
How Often Should Tires/Wheels Be Balanced?

By Rick Popely on October 1, 2016

CARS.COM — Smooth driving is a balancing act that requires getting the wheels and tires to spin at high speeds without vibrations. That's not a slam dunk; a dirty little secret about c... Read More
Video: Tire Pressure 101

By Matt Schmitz on September 15, 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 paveme... Read More