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Touring Tires vs. Performance Tires

If it’s time to replace your tires, you may have started the search and got pretty overwhelmed at all the choices out there. Here we will go over the difference between two popular types of tires: touring tires and performance tires. Touring Tires First off, touring tires are best for those who drive a lot. […]

Is it Better to Plug or Replace a Tire?

Ah, the age-old question: to plug or replace? Many of us have been faced with this same situation over the years. You’re driving to work and hear the thump of a flat tire. You get out to take a look and see the deflated tire, perhaps even some damage. You can’t drive on it, so […]

Prepping Your Car and Tires For Your Summer Road Trip

Summer is the perfect time for setting out on a road trip. But before you go, make sure you heed this checklist so you can ensure your total safety on the roadways. 1.  Check Tires Inspect all of your tires and make sure they are properly inflated. The same goes for your spare tire. Be […]

How Long Can You Drive on a Spare?

You’re driving along, minding your own business when you hear a thud, then a repetitive bumping sound. You have a flat. Great timing, right? If you know how to change a tire and can do so safely off to the side of the road away from traffic, you can at least proceed to your destination […]

How Tires Are Made

You probably don’t give much thought to how your tires are made, but the process is actually quite fascinating. In general, tires are made from flexible, strong rubber that attaches to the rim of your wheel. Its purpose is to offer a textured gripping surface for traction, serving as a kind of cushion for the […]

How to Match Your Tires to the Right Rim Size

If you’re in the market to change rim sizes or you want to change tire size for your vehicle, you may wonder where to start. After all, it has to be a precise fit, and those numbers can certainly get confusing. For instance, a tire size that reads 225/60R16 means the tire itself is 225 […]

Pre-Road Trip Tire Safety Checklist

If you’re heading out on a road trip soon, it’s vital that you do a thorough tire check beforehand to boost your safety as well as your fuel economy. The following tire check tips should be done monthly, but also right before you take a road trip in the car. You don’t want to experience […]

Things to Consider When Buying New Tires

Faced with buying new tires? It can be an overwhelming experience, to be sure. Tires are a big investment, after all. Plus, there are countless brands, types and sizes out there to choose from. This can all get pretty confusing. So, how do you know which type of tire to go with? Before taking the […]

What Happens When Your Car’s Tires Sit Idle in One Spot for Too Long?

This is called flatspotting. Essentially, this is just what it sounds like: your tires will develop flat spots if they sit in one place for too long, especially out in the cold. They will spread out and flatten in the area where they are touching the pavement. When it’s cold out, the rubber will get […]

What Happens if I Don’t Rotate My Tires?

It’s important to never skip a tire rotation. This chore can easily be forgotten about, but your trusted mechanic or tire shop should take care of this for you. Here’s why you should stay on top of regular tire rotations, usually done at every other oil change. What is a Tire Rotation? While it may […]