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Your Tires Are Killing Salmon

Car lovers are regularly faced with the fact that fossil fuels are bad for the environment. Certain states have implemented emissions regulations to help mitigate this problem, but we just have to deal with it one way or another. Luckily the advent of EVs promises to lessen the impact of gas-burning cars. But, what are …

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Hybrids & Electrics

The Porsche Taycan’s Violent Acceleration Requires Special Tires

The arrival of the Porsche Taycan marked several important achievements for the German brand. Aside from being its first fully-electric sports car, it retained tremendous performance. However, the Taycan’s high horsepower only translates into performance if the tires can put the power down. This is where Pirelli comes in with its brand-new range of Elect …

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Do All-Season Tires Perform Well In the Snow?

Winter is coming, just like it does every year, and if you live in an area where it snows often, then you’re probably familiar with outfitting your car with either all-season or winter tires. Ideally, you would want to put winter tires in the winter and use summer tires in the summer, however, a set …

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Why are Tires Made of Rubber?

There are several types and designs of tires that span over a number of vehicles and uses. From tractors to sports cars, rubber is one of the only materials used on wheels around the world. Several components of rubber make it the ideal candidate for use a tire, and perhaps it just goes with the …

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Are Snow Cables Better Than Tire Chains?

Driving during the wintertime can be a treacherous and stressful affair if your car is not adequately prepared for it. And while you can spend a decent amount of money buying a separate set of winter tires for your car, a more cost-effective method would be to buy a set of tire chains or cables …

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You Should Keep Your Car’s Factory Wheels

The wheels on your car can make a big difference in appearance, and it makes sense why people want to switch them around. Whether you want to add a custom touch or just make your car look a little bit sportier, swapping your car’s factory wheels for something aftermarket always seems like a good option. …

A mechanic measures a tire's pressure using a handheld gauge
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Cars Explained: How Do Tires Work?

Tires are an essential part of our car. While most people understand the basics of tires, like how to use the quarter trick to see if your tread is okay, we don’t give much thought to how tires actually work. Likewise, we know that there are different types of tires, like snow tires and all-weather, …

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Why is the Michelin Tire Mascot White?

Whether you care about the brand of your car’s tires or not, chances are you’re familiar with the name Michelin. No matter what tires you prefer, chances are you know of the Michelin tire mascot, a pile of what looks like stacked marshmallows. Well, that mascot has a name, and if you guessed that he …

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Tips, Tricks & Trends

Best Ways to Store Your Tires

As we move into the colder season here in the states, a number of drivers may make the switch from all-season or summer tires to winter rubber. Winter tires are engineered with specific tread and rubber that is at its best in the cold. You may plan to drive through the winter in a place …

A red 2021 GMC Yukon XL Denali in the snow
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Now Is the Time to Buy Your Winter Tires

Buying tires is no small investment. It’s going to cost at least a few hundred dollars to get a new set all around. Spending the money on winter tires and swapping them out for the season can increase the longevity of your regular rubber. Winter tires also add extra security and grip when you’re driving …

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Saving Money on Cheap Snow Tires Could Cost You

Snow tires are a game-changer if you live in a place where it snows a lot. But another set of four tires isn’t a small expense. However, snow tires aren’t all created equal. Probably having any snow tires is better than not. Still, it turns out that saving money on snow tires could cost you. …

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8 Genius Ways To Save Money On Driving

The addition of a vehicle to your household means more money out of pocket. Hopefully, you did some shopping and found a good deal on a vehicle. Maybe you even budgeted for oil changes, wiper blade replacements, and other necessary maintenance that a vehicle will need during its lifetime. Assuming you’ve got that covered, there are ways to save …

All season tires
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Are More Expensive Tires Actually Better?

If you’re like me, chances are you dread buying new tires. Tires can be expensive, confusing, and if you have to switch between seasonal tires, they can also be a hassle. On top of all of the different types, sizes, and brands, the prices on tires can range from relatively affordable, to impressively expensive. If …

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Are Your Tires Made in America?

Tires are used all over the world, for every type of car, motorcycle, industrial vehicle — really, the uses are seemingly endless. It makes sense that, like so many other products, the United States isn’t the only country that produces tires. With so many brands of tires that are shipped all over the world, you …

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Is Goodyear Going Out of Business?

Goodyear received a lesson in equality recently and it not only made the news, but it angered President Trump. An employee at the company recently said that the tire company’s new policy does not resemble equality at all and a picture was taken from a presentation has been making the rounds on social media to …

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Recalls: Sprinter Vans, Trailers, and a Tire

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, or NHTSA, has issued recalls for several popular recreational vehicles and a specific tire. Some of these are minor issues, such as a label. Some, not so much, such as a tire. Please review the recall information below and take action as necessary so that you can enjoy your RV, trailer, or …

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Goodyear to Remove Wrangler Name From Ford Bronco Tires, Sorta

There has been a lot of news this week revolving around the debut of the 2021 Ford Bronco. Right now, Ford is basking in all the attention the Bronco is receiving. But, do not look at its tires too closely. One of the most popular offroad tires is the Goodyear Wrangler. Ford does not want …

A mechanic measures a tire's pressure using a handheld gauge
Tips, Tricks & Trends

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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Best Dry-Weather Tires According to Consumer Reports

Whether you drive a modern or classic car, tires are often one of the most overlooked parts. Especially if they have all-wheel drive, some owners think they don’t need to invest in quality rubber. However, their design is surprisingly complex. Changing your tires can markedly improve a vehicle’s handling, braking, and even fuel economy. And …

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Places in a Car That Smugglers Try to Hide Things

It is no surprise that south of the United States border, there are a lot of people trying to find ways to get Americans to part with their cash. Sometimes that means smuggling illegal substances across the border to them. Everyday US Border Patrol agents and their K9 partners inspect untold numbers of vehicles to prevent this illegal smuggling. …

All season tires
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When Do I Have to Replace All Four Tires?

We might not think about them much, but tires are a central part of how our vehicles perform overall, and what most evidently connects us to the road. When it comes to considering a used vehicle to purchase, the tires for the model you choose should be considered just as important as the vehicle’s body …

Flat Tire
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Tires Slashed of Nurses Fighting COVID-19

Imagine being a nurse working extra long hours in the fight against COVID-19. Imagine the nurse is in a hot spot like New York. Tensions are high. Exhaustion is visible, and breaks are few and far between. Yet, as a front-liner, the mind of the nurse is still focusing on the job at hand. That is, helping …

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What are the Best Truck Tires for Towing?

When you hit you the road for a weekend of adventure and making memories with the fam, the last thing you want to worry about is your tires. You are a conscientious driver that already knows your tire choice matters. If you’re towing a camper, boat, or any other type of hobby trailer the tires …

2018 Ford F-150 Raptor in the snow
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Are Snow Tires Really Worth It?

There is a vast community of Americans who’ve adapted to long, cold winters. Northerners know that, even in the warmth of summer, snow isn’t really that far away. Winter is in the back of their mind throughout the year. Whether it’s procuring and storing firewood for that wood-burning stove, keeping a supply of driveway salt …

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Crossover & Midsize

Should You Put SUV Tires on a Crossover?

The maintenance and longevity of a vehicle have much to do with the rubber it rolls on. You’ve been checking your tires, and have noticed the tread getting lower and lower. It’s time to start shopping for new tires. If you drive a crossover, you have probably already noticed that the selection of compatible tires …

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Trucks & SUVs

Can You Put Truck Tires on an SUV?

When it comes to tires, there are so many different tire types out there. There are huge all-terrain tires, soft rubber racing tires, and mediocre gently used tires. Each tire is offered with a specific purpose in mind. Certain tires are compatible with particular vehicles. Can you put truck tires on an SUV? This is …

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What Are The Best Tires For an SUV?

You are the proud owner of a beloved SUV. Whether it’s been with you for 150,000 miles and is like an old friend, or it’s a pretty new purchase and you are replacing its tires for the first time, you want to make sure you are buying the best tires for your SUV. You know …

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Goodyear and Sketchers Team up Using Tire Technology

Many of us don’t consider tires until we are thinking about getting new ones or wondering how often we should rotate them. Goodyear and Sketchers are out to prove that the technology used in developing tires for enhanced performance can be used for getting us around in other ways as well. Goodyear and Sketchers Team …