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Recall Alert: Continental Tires Are Falling Apart in Traffic

Quick, check your tires! Continental Tire recalls nearly 100,000 Continental, General, and Barum tires because they may suddenly lose air or tread in traffic. The tires went to vehicle manufacturers and the aftermarket after being produced.  Continental Tire issues a dangerous recall  According to The Truth About Cars, Continental Tire issued a recall for about …
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How Does a Tire Pressure Monitoring System Work?

From punctures to improper wheel alignments, there’s a lot that can affect or damage your tires’ ability to maintain pressure. Luckily many modern cars come with sensors to let you know in real-time if there’s a problem. But these tire pressure monitoring systems aren’t infallible, which is why some OEMs are working on updating them. …
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What Does a Wheel Alignment Do Exactly?

Driving wears away at your car, and not just through paint chips and scratches. Your tires work through friction, and eventually, they’re worn to the point they need replacement. Normally, that takes tens of thousands of miles, especially with regular rotation. But if you’re replacing your tires after just a few months, you may need …
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Why Are Automakers Getting Rid of Spare Tires?

Just like the rest of your car, its tires have also evolved over the years. But, just like the paint, gasoline, and battery, they can still degrade and need specific care. And they can still get punctured and go flat. When that happens, you’ll naturally want to put on a spare tire. However, if you …