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  • Replacing Your Tires: Four Money-Saving Tips
    Replacing Your Tires: Four Money-Saving Tips

    Even the most sophisticated braking systems won't work if the tires aren't gripping the road. Maintaining your tires and replacing them when...

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  • Are Snow Tires Really Worth It?
    Are Snow Tires Really Worth It?

    If the midwest snow storm this week can teach us one lesson, it's that it's never too early in the season to start thinking about winter tir...

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  • Techsplanations: Tire Tread Technology
    Techsplanations: Tire Tread Technology

    Pirelli has distinguished itself in the tire market by creating products for its performance and racecars with technology that can then be a...

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  • Self-Inflating Tire Aimed At Women Drivers?
    Self-Inflating Tire Aimed At Women Drivers?

    Goodyear Tire has unveiled the ultimate secure tire: one that not only detects when it us running low, but inflates itself as well....

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  • One Surprising Thing Automakers Are Eliminating From Cars
    One Surprising Thing Automakers Are Eliminating From Cars

    Automakers have been quietly eliminating one pretty heavy piece of equipment from cars in an attempt to make cars lighter and more fuel effi...

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  • Low Rolling Resistance Tires Are Saving You Money
    Low Rolling Resistance Tires Are Saving You Money

    Tires take one of the top spots on the list of Important Things. Yet they also rank pretty high on the list of Things You Never Think About ...

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  • Why The Lincoln Penny Test Still Matters
    Why The Lincoln Penny Test Still Matters

    Believe it or not, the summer travel season is winding down and unofficially comes to an end this Labor Day weekend. That's when many folks ...

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  • How Long Can You Drive On a Donut Spare Tire?
    How Long Can You Drive On a Donut Spare Tire?

    Dear Tom, I own a 2004 Chevy Aveo. The other day I got a flat tire and I had the spare installed. It’s a fake tire (one of those &ldqu...

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  • DIY Garage: How To Change A Flat Tire

    There's never a good time to have a flat tire, but the key is to be prepared. Find out how you can avoid being stranded by a flat this week ...

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  • Winter Tires 101
    Winter Tires 101

    If you live in the Snow Belt, you're probably familiar with this scene: A tall SUV with lots of ground clearance speeds by on a snow-packed ...

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  • Buying Tires: Ten Great Tips

    Question: What is the only part of your car that actually touches the ground? Answer: Ideally, your tires. Most of us don't give much though...

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  • The Making of a Tire

    Ever wonder what goes into the making of that round, black, rubber thing that holds air, we refer to as a tire? To the casual observer all t...

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  • Snow Tires 101: Why to Buy Them

    I remember driving in eastern Pennsylvania one winter following my brother home on an hour-long trip. It had snowed earlier that morning, an...

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  • Tire Tech

    Choosing tires is a tricky business. Not only is there a slew of brands and models out there, but tires are further divided along performanc...

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  • Tires 101

    You probably know tires are made of rubber, but how much more do you know? Here's a run-through of some important tire-related terminology. ...

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  • Easy Tire Changing Tips

    A month ago I was driving down a South Carolina back road when the car in front of me lost the tread off one of its back tires and the drive...

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  • Tire Shopping Lessons

    Let's face it. Tires are usually one of the most un-fun things to buy for a car. Most of us aren't too concerned about the process. We're ju...

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  • Tire Safety Tips

    Buying new tires can be confusing. A major influence on tire life is how the tire is used, your driving style, the type of car you drive, wh...

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  • Burning Rubber

    Racy-looking — and pricey — performance tires showing up on many new cars are proving to be the salvation of the tire industry. ...

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