Tires

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

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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»

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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»

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»

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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»

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»

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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»

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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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Frugal Shopper: Experts Say Tire-Tariff Price Spike Looms Ahead

TCC's Frugal Shopper ALERT: If you drive a small, aging econocar—or even a mid-size sedan—and have been thinking about new tires, get them now, because several weeks from now you might be paying $20 or $30 more for a set. -- Last month the federal government imposed a controversial new...Read More»

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Cutting Through Tire-Tariff Flubber? Think American Rubber

You’ve probably already heard about how the U.S. will impose a controversial new 35-percent tariff on car and light-truck tires imported from China. Before they changed the topic to more important topics—like Kanye West—the talking heads on cable news sparred over whether the move will be...Read More»

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Michelin's New Tire Improves Mileage By 8%

The drive for greater mileage often focuses on making engines and gearboxes more efficient, but we often overlook one of the most important areas where savings can be made - the tires. Most of us know that tires that are low on pressure will reduce mileage, and while this is one of the simpler...Read More»

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TCC Trivia: Feb. 24, 2006

by Murray Jackson Get more TCC Trivia 1. Which company introduced the slogan "The most well-traveled vehicles on earth"? 2. In which state is the exciting Mt. Washington toll road found? 3. Which car line was the first GM nameplate? 4. Until 2004, this car line was the oldest in the GM family. 5...Read More»

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TCC Trivia: Feb. 3, 2006

byMurray Jackson 1. In the late 1950s, this European car was distributed in the U.S.A. by Studebaker-Packard Corporation. 2. This synthetic tire-cord material, introduced in the late 1940s, caused morning "flat spots". 3. What car did James Dean drive in the 1955 movie "Rebel Without a Cause"? 4...Read More»

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