Wheel Fitting For Installation

A proper wheel installation is all about achieving the perfect fit for your vehicle. There are certain techniques that ensure your self-install will involve the necessary safety precautions, so that your car is fully prepared to take on the road. Below you’ll find out how to fasten the wheel and hub parts with precision. 1. […]

How To Shop For Tires

Buying new tires is all about finding the perfect fit for your car. But it’s easy to get confused on which set is the best option to roll with. Although price and brand name are important cues for a tire’s quality, it’s best to look for a set based upon the specific needs of your […]

How To Prepare For A Wheel Installation

Preparing for a wheel installation is almost as important as actually performing one. Taking the time to inspect your tire parts may prevent any unexpected setbacks from occurring during the installation. A good installation, like most DIY projects, starts with an organized, careful approach. To prepare for a wheel installation, follow these steps: 1. Inspect […]

What Tires Fit What Rims? Pt. 2

In part two of the tire size series, we explore the second portion of the sidewall description, still using the tire size of a typical passenger car as a reference, P225/50R16 91S. With this detailed description of your tire sidewall information, you’ll be able to pick out replacement tires and rims when the time comes […]

What Size Rims Do I need?

Tire rims come in a variety of shapes, sizes and looks. Located on your tire is information regarding the recommended size you need for the specific tire model (check out last week’s post for clear directions on this). You can also find out which wheel size best suites your ride if you look in the […]

Tips For Accurate Torquing

Making sure that your lug nuts are good and tight on your wheels is a high priority. The installation process should not be rushed or else you run the risk for damaging the surface of your shiny new set of rims. Below are some tricks of the trade that guide you towards the most accurate […]

Recycled Tires Make More Green Products

No longer do tires simply function as a vehicle’s transport mechanism; the tough tread is now being used to provide our feet with safe travels. Shoe manufacturer Timberland will soon launch it’s “green” model of work boots, made from 42% recycled tires. Like many of today’s new products produced by Eco-conscious companies, this innovative use […]

How To Interpret Tire Sizes

On every tire there is a code that provides specific size information. This obscure set of numbers and letters is located on the rubber right above the rim. Important sizing information is stated in this order: The the height of the tire, width of the tire (or the distance across the tread), and the size […]

How Long Do Tires Last?

The life of your tires is directly related to the effort you put into protecting them. Typically a tire lasts 50,000 to 60,000 miles. Tires also tell you a lot about your vehicle — whether its driven on rough terrain or pavement, if it’s a speed demon or slow and steady, and if it’s traveled […]

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