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How Are Car Tires Made?

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We see them by the hundreds and thousands, every day. As the component that connects a vehicle to the road, tires are vitally important in providing traction, performance, handling and safety. But what actually happens...

Are All-Season Tires Really for All Seasons?

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When searching for new tires for your vehicle, it would be ideal if you could just buy 1 pair of tires that would make your car perform its best and be equally as safe in all types of weather conditions. In 1977, the...

What’s in a Run Flat Tire?

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According to the NHTSA, in the United States alone it’s estimated that seven motorists experience flat tires each second, which equates to about 220 million flat tires each year. Furthermore, it’s estimated that...

How Tires Affect Your Car Lease Upon Return

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It is well known that if you return your leased vehicle with a cracked windshield, or a dented fender, you are going to be charged for it. However, did you know that you can be charged similarly for returning your...

Tire Tread Depth for Dummies

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Measuring the tread depth of your tires is an important safety precaution for vehicle owners to take. Ensuring that you have sufficient tread on your tires decreases the likelihood of your tires failing and causing an...

Tire Speed Ratings 101

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On the side of your tires you will see several markings. These include the recommended tire inflation pressure, the size of your tires, and your tires’ speed rating and load rating. Understanding what these numbers...

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