Tires Archive

  • Filed under: Maintenance, Videos, The List

Our list of "1,001 Car Things To Do Before You Die" includes countless aspirational, once-in-a-lifetime challenges, but that doesn't mean we're going to ignore the basics. "The List: Shorts" is a new subsecti...

    The List Shorts #0255: Change a Tire

    Filed under: Maintenance, Videos, The List Our list of "1,001 Car Things To Do Before You Die" includes countless aspirational, once-in-a-lifetime challenges, but that doesn't mean we're going to ignore the basics. "The List: Shorts" is a new subsecti...

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  • The Right Tires for Different Drives: A Primer on Proper Rubber

    Most people have no idea how specialized tires have become. While there have always been tires at different price points and of variable quality, modern tires have splintered into several varieties designed to fulfill a specific purpose. For example, high-performance summer tires and winter tires differ in almost every way, including proportions, tread pattern, tread […]

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  • It’s inevitable: If you drive a vehicle often, sooner or later you’re going to get a flat tire. While advances in tire technology have reduced the likelihood of experiencing random catastrophic tire failure, road hazards like nails, glass, and cavernous potholes are still omnipresent and capable of inflicting punctures severe enough to ruin your day. […]

    How to Change a Tire: 7 Tips to Get Rolling Again

    It’s inevitable: If you drive a vehicle often, sooner or later you’re going to get a flat tire. While advances in tire technology have reduced the likelihood of experiencing random catastrophic tire failure, road hazards like nails, glass, and cavernous potholes are still omnipresent and capable of inflicting punctures severe enough to ruin your day. […]

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  • It’s inevitable: If you drive a vehicle often, sooner or later you’re going to get a flat tire. While advances in tire technology have reduced the likelihood of experiencing random catastrophic tire failure, road hazards like nails, glass, and cavernous potholes are still omnipresent and capable of inflicting punctures severe enough to ruin your day. […]

    How to Change a Tire: 7 Tips to Get Rolling Again

    It’s inevitable: If you drive a vehicle often, sooner or later you’re going to get a flat tire. While advances in tire technology have reduced the likelihood of experiencing random catastrophic tire failure, road hazards like nails, glass, and cavernous potholes are still omnipresent and capable of inflicting punctures severe enough to ruin your day. […]

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  • Filed under: Safety

 

Four people were killed in Louisiana back in February, after the tread separated on a ten-year-old SUV tire.

There are a number of questions surrounding the tire industry following an investigation by ABC News into its attempts...

    Just how dangerous are aging tires? [w/video]

    Filed under: Safety Four people were killed in Louisiana back in February, after the tread separated on a ten-year-old SUV tire. There are a number of questions surrounding the tire industry following an investigation by ABC News into its attempts...

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  • Filed under: Europe, Technology

Too many people ignore their tires. Most enthusiasts know that they are more than just pieces of rubber and are actually one of the most important factors in the ability to control a vehicle. Still, how many cars are dr...

    Continental readying tire tread-depth monitor

    Filed under: Europe, Technology Too many people ignore their tires. Most enthusiasts know that they are more than just pieces of rubber and are actually one of the most important factors in the ability to control a vehicle. Still, how many cars are dr...

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  • Coming from the brand that sells Potenza-, Alenza-, Turanza-, and Ecopia-branded rubber, the name of Bridgestone’s DriveGuard tires is obviously less Latinate, but it’s also rather straightforward. DriveGuard encompasses a new family of replacement tires aimed at the bestselling family-sedan segment, so touring rubber with an all-season, M+S rating. But here’s the notable part, and […]

    Eff-a-Flat: Bridgestone Launching DriveGuard Run-Flat Replacement Tires

    Coming from the brand that sells Potenza-, Alenza-, Turanza-, and Ecopia-branded rubber, the name of Bridgestone’s DriveGuard tires is obviously less Latinate, but it’s also rather straightforward. DriveGuard encompasses a new family of replacement tires aimed at the bestselling family-sedan segment, so touring rubber with an all-season, M+S rating. But here’s the notable part, and […]

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On 2,314 brand new 2014 Honda Civics, some of the tires may have been damaged during the mounting process, resulting in a tear in the bead of the tire. This could result in rapid air loss and/or tire failure, which could increase the risk of a crash.
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    Recall on 2014 Honda Civic; tires to blame

    On 2,314 brand new 2014 Honda Civics, some of the tires may have been damaged during the mounting process, resulting in a tear in the bead of the tire. This could result in rapid air loss and/or tire failure, which could increase the risk of a crash. ...

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Nobody can anticipate the results of the Australian Grand Prix because the new rules introduced this year have changed the very concept of a grand prix.

That is the view of Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso.

"I think the concept of what constitutes...

    F1: The concept of grand prix racing has changed, according to Alonso

    Nobody can anticipate the results of the Australian Grand Prix because the new rules introduced this year have changed the very concept of a grand prix. That is the view of Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso. "I think the concept of what constitutes...

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Finnish tire manufacturer Nokian has just created the very first “non-studded winter tire with studs.”

Say what?

Here's how it works: In normal road conditions, Nokian's innovative winter tire acts just like any other, but when thing...

    Nokian invents retractable studs for winter tires (video)

    Finnish tire manufacturer Nokian has just created the very first “non-studded winter tire with studs.” Say what? Here's how it works: In normal road conditions, Nokian's innovative winter tire acts just like any other, but when thing...

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  • Filed under: SUV, Safety, Technology, Videos

Studded snow tires are a rarity in the US today. Many drivers opt for all-season tires for the entire winter, and those that don't generally buy studless snow tires. In many states, studded tires are only p...

    Video: Nokian concept winter tires get studly on demand

    Filed under: SUV, Safety, Technology, Videos Studded snow tires are a rarity in the US today. Many drivers opt for all-season tires for the entire winter, and those that don't generally buy studless snow tires. In many states, studded tires are only p...

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  • John Phillips: You Absolutely Need Winter Tires. Seriously

    Now that I live at the end of a 1.75-mile gravel driveway cut rudely into the side of a mountain, I’ve gladly installed winter tires—don’t even think of calling them “snow tires”—on five different SUVs in the last 13 months. Four sets were attached to C/D’s long-termers, and one set of Toyo Observe GSi-5s now [...]

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