Tires And Wheels

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Got a Spare? Not on These Cars

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
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Michelin Introduces New Sustainable Tire Concept

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
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How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

By Rick Popely on May 26, 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. Mo... Read More
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What Are Common Suspension Problems?

What Are Common Suspension Problems?

By Rick Popely on May 19, 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 front... Read More
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How Long Do Tires Last?

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
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How to Properly Check and Fill Tires

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 road.... Read More
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What Difference Does Wheel Size Make?

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. Whether you move... Read More
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How Often Should Tires/Wheels Be Balanced?

How Often Should Tires/Wheels Be Balanced?

By Rick Popely on October 1, 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... Read More
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Video: Tire Pressure 101

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
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How Do I Find and Stop a Slow Tire Leak?

How Do I Find and Stop a Slow Tire Leak?

By Rick Popely on August 10, 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 s... Read More
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