NASCAR Gen 7 Cup Series to Run 18-Inch Goodyear Tires in 2021

NASCAR race cars haven’t been “stock” since the late-80s, but they attempt to stay relevant to Joe Everyman and his daily driver. Under the skin, whether it’s a Dodge Charger, Toyota Camry, Chevy Impala, or any other model, all NASCAR vehicles are practically identical. Still, racing technology often makes its way back to our daily […]

The Consequences of Bald Tires

Every mile, the average car tire rotates about 1,000 times, depending on its overall diameter. Every rotation, car tires leave just a little bit of rubber behind, gradually wearing down the tire treads. Eventually, car tires that started with 12/32” of tread depth will slough off all that “extra” rubber and you’ll end up with […]

Should You Finance Your Tire Purchase?

Car ownership is a costly affair, starting with car payments, auto insurance, regular maintenance, and repairs. On average, it costs about $9,000 per year to drive a car, but a recent AAA (American Automobile Association) study revealed about one-third of Americans aren’t prepared to pay for unexpected auto repairs. Additionally, many car owners simply don’t […]

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, […]

What is the TPMS of a Honda?

The tire pressure monitoring system, or TPMS, is designed to alert you when a tire’s pressure has become significantly low. Maintaining proper tire pressure is critical to safe driving and fuel economy. On select models, the multi-information display will indicate which tire is low, along with a check tire pressure message. On all models, a […]

Coker Tires for Antique and Classic Car Restoration Projects

In 1958, Harold Coker started Coker Tire Company, in Chattanooga, TN, but there was a problem: It was nearly impossible to find the right tires for classic cars from the 30s and 40s. Already well-versed in automotive restoration, Coker envisioned producing his own vintage-style tires for classic and antique cars, and so Coker Tire Company […]

Nitto Tire at Performance Plus Tires

Since 1971, when Hank Feldman founded Performance Plus Tires, he’s stocked and installed Nitto Tire, but what is Nitto Tire? Founded in 1949, Nitto Tire has never been a very big company, but niche companies have often proven that enthusiasm can lead to success. Nitto is part of the ninth-largest tire company in the world. […]

How to Change a Tire

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Your tires are the only connection between your car and the road, but as robust as they are, wear and damage are common. Over time, tread wears out, so tires should be replaced before they get to 2/32” tread depth. Going beyond this, the thinner tread can easily be punctured by road debris. Abnormal wear […]

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