How TPMS and Runflats Killed the Spare Tire (and Can Ruin Your Weekend) – A Cautionary Tale.

Advances in technology have allowed many new safety features into our cars: seatbelts, crumple zones, anti-lock brakes, airbags, and most recently Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems ( )and Run Flat tires. And while it seems ridiculous to argue if it’s better to be thrown free from a crash because you are not wearing a seatbelt, hear […]

Toyo Tires

During the post-WWII economic expansion, many countries in the world experienced great increases in industrialization. In August, 1945, Hirano Rubber Manufacturing and Toyo Rubber Industrial merged, forming Toyo Tire & Rubber Company. Despite similar-sounding names, though, Toyo Tires has no relationship with Toyota Corporation, though it does produce OE (Original Equipment) tires for several Toyota, […]

Auto Repair Prices – Are You Being Overcharged?

Ask anyone for a good auto repair experience and you’re more likely to hear stories of being overcharged, misdiagnosed, overlooked, ignored, or outright scammed. To begin, auto repair is already expensive. Auto mechanics spend years on training and thousands of dollars on specialized tools and equipment to maintain, diagnose, and repair automobiles. For example, an […]

Debating Purchasing a Road Hazard Warranty?

After you’ve spent hundreds of dollars on new tires, maybe even new wheels to mount them on, and even more to have them mounted and balanced, why would you be interested in spending even more on a road hazard warranty? With every tire we sell, we suggest purchasing a road hazard warranty, doesn’t every tire […]

How To Check Your Oil

Did you know that checking your oil level immediately after you switch the engine off won’t give you an accurate reading? This is how you do it, the right way. The dipstick, which has an almost keyring-like handle is used to check the oil level. Pull it our and wipe it clean with a lint-free […]

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