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What Are Run-Flat Tires and Are They Right For You?

Run-flat tires have been around for decades, but that doesn't mean everyone knows what they are. We're here to get you up to speed, so to speak.

What Is the 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake Symbol on Tires?

Driving through snow and ice this winter? You'll be safer if your tires display this small (but important) symbol.


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Are Snow Tires Really Better Than All-Season Tires?

Snow tires outperform all-season tires under snowy and icy conditions. They'll give you better traction, more stability in turns and...


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Tips for Saving Money on Vehicle Tires

Buying tires is no one's favorite reason to spend money. Investing a little time to find saving opportunities can save...


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You Should Know What the Numbers on Your Tires Mean

There's more to those numbers than meets the eye. Here's what those numbers on your tires mean—and why knowing them...

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How to Put Snow Chains on Your Tires

If you've purchased snow chains and don't know how to put them on your car (or you're just curious) don't...


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Different Types of Car Tires

With so many types of tires, how do you choose? Here's the info you need to get beyond the sales...

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What To Know About Car Tires

A lot happens where the rubber meets the road. Get up to speed on the basics of tires and how...


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13 Ways You’re Shortening the Life of Your Car

Put the brakes on these all-too-common mistakes to help keep your car on the road and out of the shop.


Check it Out: The StoneDeks System

Tired of building the same old deck and covering it in wood or composite deck boards? Check out the StoneDeks...


Mark Cuban Invests in Rebar Tying Robot

A fledgeling construction automation company recently got a big boost from some high profile investors.

Modern Building Products and Materials You Should Be Using Already

Houses today are stronger, more efficient and safer to work on. Modern building products have a lot to do with...


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10 Bad Gas Pump Habits That Cost You Hundreds Each Year

These gas pump habits may seem harmless, but they're likely costing you money every time you fill up.


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20 Bad Auto Habits Your Mechanic Wants You to Stop Doing

Keep your mechanic happy by not doing these things to your vehicle.


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7 Best Snow Tires for Your Car

No matter what you drive, there's a snow tire for your vehicle. We've chosen seven top performers for you to...


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Are Snow Tires Right For Your Car?

Wondering if snow tires are right for your car? Learn all about them here, how they work, and if purchasing...

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7 Best Tire Chains for Winter Driving

Planning to do some serious winter driving? Snow chains can make a big difference! Here are the best snow chains...


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What Is Ideal Tire Pressure in Cold Weather?

Lower temperatures mean lower tire pressure, so be prepared to inflate your tires more often during the cold weather months.


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Why Do My Tires Squeak While Driving?

Squeaking tires while driving isn't just annoying — it could be a warning of a serious problem. Don't ignore that...


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How to Plug a Leaky Tire

Got a flat tire? If a small puncture is the culprit, there's a good chance you can fix it yourself....


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This Is How Long You Can Drive on a Spare Tire

Every driver hopes they'll never have a flat. But if that day comes, you need to know how long you...


The One-Second Tire Test That Could Save Your Life

As it turns out, cell phones may not be the biggest deterrent to safe driving.


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How to Increase the Lifespan of Your Tires

The answer to the seemingly simple question "How long do car tires last?" isn't that simple. Here's why.


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How to Check Tire Pressure

Learning how to check tire pressure is easy and inexpensive. Make it a part of your monthly maintenance routine in...

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5 Best Car Tires

Need some new car tires, but overwhelmed by all the options? Learn about five of the best tires on the...


How to Change a Tire

Do you know how to change a tire? It's really not that difficult. Here are some tips that will make...


How to Measure Tire Tread

Watch and learn how to measure tire tread


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Stuff We Love: Bridgestone Blizzak Winter Tires

I thought colder temperatures and ice would be roadblocks for the DM-V2s, but they weren't. The Blizzak tires handled both...


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Car Maintenance: Make Your Tires Last

Maintain proper tire pressure


How to Safely Jack Up a Truck

Follow these steps to get your truck up on jacks and ready to work on.