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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 […]

5 Car Parts Pot Holes Can Damage

Car damage from potholes is extremely common during the fall in Atlanta. You’ll want to regularly inspect your tires for bulges, suspension problems, and body damage after driving over a particularly nasty pothole. You may encounter dozens of potholes on your way to work every day, and you can only avoid them for so long. […]

Tire Replacement Guide: Why and When You Should Replace Your Tires

Knowing the health of your tires isn’t as daunting as you may think. Usually, determining when it’s time to do a tire replacement simply takes a quick look with a discriminating eye. But that being said, you have to know what you’re looking for. Here are some tips on how to accurately assess your tires. […]

How to Choose the Right Tires for Towing a Trailer

There are many classifications used to describe a tire’s ability to maintain air pressure and carry weight. One of those is load range, which is represented by a letter (B, C, D, E, etc.); this shows you the durability of the tire, how much air it can hold, and how much weight it can safely […]