Those who are conducting driver training in this extreme heat be cautious of over-tightening the wheels lug nuts. The combination of heavy loads on the front tires, over-tightened wheel lugs, and extreme heat can be problematic.Read More
This article appeared in the Best Rides website. The data from the research indicates that you are more likely to have a fatal car crash due to tie failure than from cell phone use. At the time I found the numbers hard to believe.Read More
At some point, almost everyone has seen the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) warning light appear on the dashboard. Its purpose is to warn you…Read More
The polar plunge that has chilled much of the nation does more than bring out ice scrapers and antifreeze. It can trigger a vehicle’s tire-pressure-monitoring system overnight, sending nervous drivers to dealers and service centers.
For example, about 20 customers visited a Chevrolet dealership because their tire-pressure-warning icons were illuminated. Here’s why a cold snap affects tire pressure and sets off the tire-pressure-monitoring system (TPMS) warning lamp.Read More
Maintaining correct tire pressure helps optimize tire performance and fuel economy. Correct tire inflation pressure allows drivers to experience tire comfort, durability, and performance designed to match the needs of their vehicles. Tire deflection (the tread and sidewall flexing where the tread comes into contact with the road) will remain as originally designed and excessive sidewall flexing and tread squirm will be avoided. Heat buildup will be managed and rolling resistance will be appropriate. Proper tire inflation pressure also stabilizes the tire’s structure, blending the tire’s responsiveness, traction and handling.Read More
All vehicles are supported by a cushion of air contained in four flexible rubber tires. If you could place a car on a glass floor…Read More
Goodyear has developed self-inflating tire technology intended to keep commercial truck tires at the proper pressure, with the end result saving fuel and reducing tread…Read More