Nissan Kicks and Nissan Sentra Claim IIHS “Top Safety Pick” Awards

Let’s face it: people make mistakes, and driver error accounts for most crashes. Fortunately, crash testing by organizations like the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) helps identify which vehicles might help you walk away from a driver error. This year, two Nissan models, the 2018 Nissan Kicks compact utility vehicle and 2018 Nissan Sentra […]

Can You Live in a Ford Transit Van?

“Living in a van down by the river” may have been your worst nightmare, but even non-surfer-dudes, it is a dream come true. Today, as tiny houses are becoming more popular and more people are turning to the van life, people are realizing new ways they can save money, reduce their carbon footprint, and discover […]

Best-Selling Cars So Far in 2018

In 2009, the United States recorded the fewest car sales in over 50 years, just barely over 5.4 million. The recovery hasn’t been pretty, recording an expanding bubble of car sales from 2011, peaking at 7.9 million in 2014, but slowing again in recent years. In 2017, just 6.3 million new cars were sold, and […]

Video – The Top 10 Soccer Player’s Cars

Here are the cars that soccer players drive when they aren’t training or competing. Lionel Messi – Maserati MC Stradale, $345,000 David Beckham – Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, $500,000 Luis Suárez – Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV Arjen Robben – BMW 645i, $78,000 Neymar – Audi R8, $162,900 Manuel Neuer – Audi RS6, $229,000 James […]

History of Performance Plus Tire

Watch this video by Hank Feldman Performance Plus Tire owner from 2008 to learn about the long and winding history of Performance Plus Tire.  Since then we have gone from strength to strength and we are now the premier tire shop in Long Beach serving the LA area.  We also run a very successful eCommerce […]

Video-Watch Glen Talk About Vintage Smoothie Wheels, the Torq Thrust 2 and Super Sport Cragar SS

Vintage Smoothie Hi, this is Glen from Performance Plus. We’re going to talk about vintage wheels. This is a vintage Smoothie. They are available in 15-inch and 16-inch diameter and we have widths from 4-1/2 to 14 inches. They’re available in multiple different colors. We actually stock, ready to ship, red, black and camel. The […]

Hot Rods – Profit or Passion?

  If you love hot rods or classic cars, and you know your way around a mechanic’s toolbox, you may have gotten it in your head to open a hot rod shop. Indeed, what mechanic or DIYer hasn’t, at least once, had visions of chrome-plated engine parts dancing in their heads, and making hefty profits […]

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 […]

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