Car Tires

Why Are Winter Tires So Loud

Are Winter Tires Louder? Yes, they are, 3 Reasons Why

If you live up North in the US, anyway, it is an annual tradition to swap out your smooth, comfortable summer tires for your aggressive winter tires. It has to be done if you want to be safe, but a somewhat annoying side effect comes with the better grip. Loud tires, yes, winter tires are…

Clean tires

Will A Car Wash Damage My Car Tires?

Who doesn’t want a clean car? To me, nothing pops like a shiny set of tires and rims. However, you have to be careful how you clean those very expensive tires and rims. This is definitely the case if you take your car through the car wash; there is absolutely the potential for your car…

do winter tires use more gas

Do Winter Tires Use More Gas? And 2 Reasons Why This May Be The Case

Do winter tires use more gas? In my experience, ‘YES’, winter tires affect the gas consumption of your vehicle. However, this needs to be qualified. One of my vehicles had non-studded winter tires; the other had oversized studded tires. While both used more gas in the winter. One used far more than the other, read…

Are Winter Tires Good in Rain? YES! Find Out Why

With winter approaching, it’s time to start thinking about swapping out the summer tires for the winter tires. But every once in a while we get that errant rainstorm and you may be nervous about putting your winter tires on too soon. So, you may be wondering are winter tires good in the rain? In…

Why Do Car Tires Go Flat When Not Used

3 Reasons Why Car Tires Go Flat When Not Used?

If you are here reading this article then you most likely have parked your car for a period of time, come back and find that your tire or tires are flat. Now you are wondering, ‘Why did this happen? Those tires were in good shape.’ Well, I am glad you are here. We are going…

Car hitting pothole

How Do Car Tires Become Unbalanced – 5 Reasons Why and What To Look For

Have you ever heard of a frost heave? If you are from the Northeast you know what I am talking about. They are terrible little booby traps the road sets for you in the spring. Randomly the pavement dips down and you don’t know it until your head hits the roof of your car as…

Tire pressure in cold weather

What Should My Tire Pressure Be In Cold Weather?

I remember my first winter in Maine. One cold morning I went outside to go somewhere and one of my tires was flat and I couldn’t figure out why. Little did I know how the cold affects my tire air pressure. Ideally, the tire air pressure in cold weather should be between 30 and 35…

Donut Spare Tire

The Donut Spare Tire-Everything You Need to Know

At one point or another in your driving life, you will have the unfortunate experience of having to change a flat tire. Now, you can try to fix the tire yourself or you can replace the flat with a spare tire.  Most people think of the funny looking wheel when you think of a spare…

What to do when you have a flat tire

What To Do When You Have a Flat Tire-4 Things to Remember

It is very disconcerting having a flat tire, and sometimes you may not know what to do. This guide will take you through the steps of what you need to do when you get a flat tire. In addition there are some flat tire FAQ’s

Air Pressure in Spare Tire

What Should The Air Pressure of My Spare Tire Be?

A spare tire does no good if it’s flat. How much PSI does a spare tire get? Read on to find out.