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Top 15 Best Portable Tire Inflators and Air Compressors – AutoGuide

Top 15 Best Portable Tire Inflators and Air Compressors – AutoGuide

With some modern vehicles coming equipped with run flat tires and tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), a common misconception is that a portable tire inflator or air compressor is no longer a necessity. But that’s not the case because tires can lose air over time even if you don’t have […]

July 11, 2018 ×

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Learn how to detail a car so you don’t end up with a dumpster on wheels

Learn how to detail a car so you don’t end up with a dumpster on wheels

When you were a kid, washing the family car required soap, a sponge, and some water. It was approximate at best, a way to kill time on a warm summer evening while earning allowance money. As an adult, you undoubtedly realized keeping a car squeaky-clean demands considerably more effort than […]

June 25, 2018 ×

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What happens when a run-flat tire goes flat

What happens when a run-flat tire goes flat

Many new cars these days roll on run-flat tires. These unique tires have a reinforced sidewall that can support the weight of the vehicle even after a total loss of air pressure. This gives you the ability to get to a tire shop or dealership to replace your rubber should […]

June 20, 2018 ×

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4 tire mistakes that can burn tread, waste gas and reduce safety on the road | Komo

4 tire mistakes that can burn tread, waste gas and reduce safety on the road | Komo

4 tire mistakes that can burn tread, waste gas and reduce safety on the road by Connie Thompson KOMO photo A A Most of us who drive, probalbly consider ourselves to be safe drivers. But our tires might say otherwise. When I reported on AAA’s new tread wear tests last […]

June 20, 2018 ×

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How It Works: Turbocharging – WomanOnWheels.ca

How It Works: Turbocharging – WomanOnWheels.ca

Turbocharging used to be reserved primarily for speedy sports cars, but as fuel efficiency standards tighten, many automakers are using small turbo engines in everyday cars to improve mileage. Find out what turbos are all about in my “How It Works” column at the National Post. Read the source article […]

June 14, 2018 ×

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Worn Tires Put Drivers At Risk, According To AAA Tests

Worn Tires Put Drivers At Risk, According To AAA Tests

New research from AAA reveals that driving on relatively worn tires at highway speeds in wet conditions can increase average stopping distances by 43 percent, or an additional 87 feet. With nearly 800,000 crashes occurring on wet roads each year, AAA is urging drivers to check tread depth, replace tires […]

June 12, 2018 ×

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What Does The Eco Button Do?

What Does The Eco Button Do?

Among the many strange and wonderful features many new vehicles now boast is a mysterious button marked “Eco.” In some cases the button may be labeled “Econ,” which is no less cryptic than Eco. Stop It! 5 Habits to Break for Better Gas Mileage You’ve probably surmised that pressing that […]

June 6, 2018 ×

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Continental Announces Recall

Continental Announces Recall

Continental Tire is voluntarily initiating a safety recall for 655 commercial vehicle tires. The tires involved in the recall are 11R22.5 Conti Hybrid HS3, Load Range G, produced during DOT weeks 9, 10, and 11 of 2018, and sold in the original equipment and replacement markets in the U.S. and […]

May 31, 2018 ×

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Never trust air pressure by how the tire looks

Never trust air pressure by how the tire looks

I always just wait until I get my car serviced to check the air pressure. If they got really low, wouldn’t I be able to tell by looking at them? – Scott, Kelowna, B.C. When it comes to tires, never trust the air apparent – a tire that looks fine […]

May 24, 2018 ×

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To save on cost, can I keep my winter tires on during the summer?

To save on cost, can I keep my winter tires on during the summer?

Is it okay to keep your winter tires on in the summer? I’d rather not spend the money for two sets of tires. − Jennifer Winter tires are designed and built to perform a single task, which is to offer a superior, safer driving experience during the frosty months. While […]

May 24, 2018 ×