Tires 101

Tires 101

If you have ever attempted to tire shop and felt lost in the jargon of the tire descriptions, you know that there is a lot of different terminology at play when it comes to tires. Here’s a brief glossary of tire terms. Knowing these terms can help you make an informed...
Why Tire Tread Matters

Why Tire Tread Matters

The tread of the tire is something that most people take for granted. They may have a general idea that there are different tread patterns and depths, but they may not have a full understanding of the function of the tire tread. Understanding the importance of tire...
Why are Tires Black?

Why are Tires Black?

With so many colors in the rainbow, do you ever wonder why tires are always just plain black? Cars themselves come in dozens of hues, but not tires. The rubber that tires are sourced from is a milky white color, but carbon black is added to the rubber as a stabilizing...
Steel or Alloy: Which Wheels are Right for You?

Steel or Alloy: Which Wheels are Right for You?

Most car wheels are made of steel or alloy. If you’re in the market for new wheels, here’s a look at the differences between the two. Alloy wheels Alloy wheels are becoming standard in many cars because of their performance and cosmetic advantages over the standard...
Spring Cleaning? Don’t Forget Your Car

Spring Cleaning? Don’t Forget Your Car

Spring is in the air, and so is talk of spring cleaning our homes. But your efforts to clean up and streamline your life shouldn’t stop with your car. If you are like many other Americans, you probably spend a lot of time in your car. You’re more likely to enjoy your...
Common Tire Problems

Common Tire Problems

Your driving experience depends a lot on your tires. Well-maintained tires afford better handling and on-time braking. Tires wear out, however, even with proper care. Over time, they can develop problems that will compromise your comfort and safety. Watch for these...