Tires

Underinflated Tires Can Cost You: Do Your PART
Underinflated Tires Can Cost You: Do Your PART

Planning to head out soon for a summer vacation or a quick weekend getaway? Before you do, make sure you do something even more important than packing your bags. Do your PART and check your tires for proper pressure. Since next week (June 5-11) is the 10th National Tire Safety Week, an initiative...Read More»

1997 Ford Explorer XL
A Decade After The Firestone Recall, Tire Safety Still Newsworthy

This week is the tenth annual National Tire Safety Week, but chances are good it isn’t marked on your calendar. Chances are also good that almost eleven years after the hype and hysteria over Ford Explorers fitted with Firestone tires, your tires may well be the most widely ignored component...Read More»

2011 Buick Enclave
The Stories New (Buick Enclave) Tires Could Tell

Ever wonder how the original equipment tires wind up on your family vehicle? It’s not that they were a bargain and the automaker thought they’d save a few coins here and there by snapping up huge lots. Of course, car companies do have their buyers negotiate the best deals possible with...Read More»

2011 Jeep Wrangler Mojave
How To Shop For Tires

You have 45,000 miles on your tires, and when you accelerate on a grade, you can hear them spin. It's time to go shopping for tires--but where do you start? Know what you're riding on today. Let’s assume that you want to maintain the quality and match the tires to your car...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Today's Car News from High Gear Media: May 10, 2011

Which wagons should you be shopping this year? We nominate a handful of not-crossovers. [FamilyCarGuide] We're fans of the 2011 Ford Explorer, but Consumer Reports isn't. Who's more righter? [SocialCarNews] The latest national amnesty movement has nothing to do with Jan Brewer--it's all about...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO
2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO: Most Fuel-Efficient Mid-size Sedan In Chevrolet’s 100-year History

What a fitting way for Chevrolet to celebrate Earth Day – introducing the 2013 Malibu ECO, the most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan in its history, at the opening of the 2011 New York Auto Show. ECO is based on the all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu mid-size sedan, a four-door, five-passenger...Read More»

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Driving Costs Rise This Year—And Gas Prices Aren’t Entirely To Blame

Driving has in the past year become significantly more expensive. And it's not all because of the price of gas. According to AAA, the cost of owning and operating a vehicle rose by 3.4 percent versus last year. The average sedan costs $8,776 per year to own and operate—provided you keep your...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tacoma
Toyota Recalls FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra For Failing To Meet Safety Standards

Toyota is recalling certain FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Tacoma, and Tundra units from the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 model years. At issue are the settings on the vehicles' tire pressure monitoring system. There are federal standards for tire pressure monitoring systems, and unfortunately...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon burnout, Michelin man
Buy Michelin Tires, Get Free Roadside Assistance And Towing

You might already have roadside assistance and towing coverage through an auto club or insurer—or because you drive a nearly new vehicle—but now there's another way you could be covered: by buying a particular brand of tires. Under the so-called Michelin Promise Plan, those who buy a...Read More»

2010 Fesler-Moss Camaro
When And How To Get Tires Repaired

Don't despair: when you're faced with a flat tire, you should assume that it can be repaired. Many times people will request that a tire be replaced even before it has been inspected. If a punctured tire is properly evaluated and repaired according to a few minimum standards, there is no reason...Read More»

Tires
Rubber Prices Driving Up Cost Of Tires…And Rubbers

If it's nearly time to get a new set of tires, you might want to head out to the tire shop sooner rather than later. Due to a perfect storm of rubber supply issues, storms in Asia further hampering supply, and spiking demand in China and other developing countries, tires are rapidly becoming less...Read More»

Flat tire, by Flickr user Lissalou66
An $8000 Flat Tire: California, Reduced to Its Essence

How much trouble could a flat tire in your driveway cause? Let’s see, there’s the inconvenience of not being able to drive the car, the need to sort of work around the car as you use your driveway, and then, if you get motivated, there’s all that goes with getting the tire...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
Spareless Cars Are On The Rise

Nobody but a fool would leave home without a spare tire stowed safely in the trunk – right? Don’t be so quick to judge the sanity of the driver of a spareless car. We have talked about the pros and cons of the run flat tire, but now there is another system that may soon make the spare...Read More»

Continental ContiSportContact tire on Cadillac CTS
CR: Plenty Of Good High-Performance Tire Choices On A Budget

Many affordable new models today, like the MazdaSpeed3, Mini Cooper S, or Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart, offer handling and roadholding that's remarkably close to that of much more expensive sports cars. The catch is that they accomplish this with high-performance 'summer' tires that wear faster...Read More»

winter tire
Frugal Shopper: Energy-Saving Tires Could Save You $100 Per Year

The next time you need a new set of tires, consider this: Energy-saving low-rolling-resistance tires now cost about the same as other tires, and they could save you a lot in fuel expenses over the long run. That, and in many cases, they don't compromise performance. It wasn't always this way. In...Read More»

2010 Jeep Wrangler 4WD 2-door Rubicon Angular Front Exterior View
Jeep Wrangler: Camping Pros And Cons

In the past, the Jeep CJ (Civilian Jeep) has been known for its incredible abilities to perform well off-road, even in tough situations like WWII. The live axles that the SUV uses at both the front and the rear give it the extra capability to drive in rough terrain such as mud, the woods, or even...Read More»

Continental ContiSportContact tire on Cadillac CTS
Frugal Shopper: Tire Prices Will Rise Again This Summer

It's spring, and if you've made it through the winter with a set of all-season radials, it's the right time to get them inspected and measure that tread. If they're getting close to needing replacement, you might save a chunk of money by doing it now versus in a few months. Why? Now it appears that...Read More»

Pirelli Cyber Tire
J.D. Power: Customers Happiest With Michelin, Pirelli Tires

If it's nearly time to get a new set of tires, heed two pieces of advice: You generally do get what you pay for, and certain brands do quite consistently leave motorists more satisfied than others. In this year's case, it's Michelin and Pirelli. In J.D. Power and Associates' major annual tire...Read More»

winter tire
How To Shop for Winter Tires

Sliding around a little too much this winter? Investing in some good winter tires might seem like a pricey proposition, but it could pay off. Winter tires are usually more expensive than all-season radials, but since you'll only be using your winter treads for a few months a year, they'll last...Read More»

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