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How Well do You Know Your Tires?

You might not think of your tires as a safety feature, but they play a critical role in protecting both the vehicle and driver. The tires’ main functions include supporting the vehicle and its load, transmitting traction and braking forces to the surface of the road,...

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Do Tire Warranties Really Help?

A lot is expected from your vehicle’s tires because they support the weight of the car and all of its passengers and cargo. You depend on them to deliver you from point A to point B regardless of the weather conditions. Unfortunately, even the most durable and...

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Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) was created to warn you that one or more of your tires is under-inflated, which presents a possibly unsafe driving condition. The indicator light is a yellow cross-section of a tire with an exclamation mark in the middle....

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Must-Have Car Repair Tools

Even if your car is in tip-top condition, there is no guarantee that you won’t encounter a problem during a trip. Possible problems, such as a flat or blown-out tire, brake trouble, battery trouble, and more, could suddenly come your way before you reach your...

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Tire Speed Rating

It’s a fact of life that there will come a time when you’ll need to replace your car’s tires. Whether the tread is worn out, you hit that pothole a little too fast, or you drove over a nail, you’re going to have to bite the bullet and get new ones eventually. When you...

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What Exactly is the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)?

Most, but not all, of the cars made in the last 20 years come equipped with some pretty sophisticated safety functionalities. Car manufacturers have been in a race to create the safest vehicle on the market, which has led to a staggering number of airbags, sensors,...

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