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Air Pressure

Air Pressure – Correct, Under-inflated and Over-inflated   Advantages of Correct Tire Inflation Maintaining correct tire inflation 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 […]

How-to: Install Your Tire & Wheel Package

It usually takes only minutes to install tires and wheels on your vehicle; but remember, they’ll probably be on for 3,000 miles or more and will roll over a million times before it’s time to rotate them. To make those miles as pleasant as possible, you need to install your new Tire & Wheel Package […]

Tire & Wheel Package Ride Uniformity Confirmation

Smooth-rolling tires and wheels can be the difference between having a vibration-free driving experience or a shaky one. If the tire and wheel tolerances are not examined, corrected, or are allowed to “stack up” rather than “cancel out” each other, the possibility of a balance or road force induced ride vibration exists. Because of this, […]

Breaking in Tires

Tires are comprised of many layers of rubber, steel and fabric. Due to these different components, your new tires require a break-in period to ensure that they deliver their normal ride quality and maximum performance. As tires are cured, a release lubricant is applied to prevent them from sticking in their mold. Some of the […]

The Different Methods of Making Wheels

In today’s marketplace, steel and aluminum are the most common wheel materials. Steel wheels are made in two pieces. The inner piece, which is called the center, bolts on to the car. The outer piece is known as a barrel and receives the tire. The two pieces are welded together to form the wheel. Most […]

TPMS – Tire Pressure Monitoring System

As part of the effort to increase awareness of the need to maintain proper tire pressure, the U.S. government has taken steps to make it easier for drivers to be aware of potentially unsafe low pressure in their tires. As of the 2008 model year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) now requires that all […]

How-to: Cleaning Your Tires

Proper Cleaning of Your Tires When cleaning your tires, use a soft brush and be careful around the edges of your wheels. You can use special cleaners, but typically the mild detergent you are washing your car with works well when you use a brush. After washing your tires, dry them and apply a tire […]

Tire Dimensions

Size (Metric) Tire Class – P The first character(s) in a tire size designate the tire’s class. In this example, “P” indicates that the tire is a passenger car tire. An “LT” before the tire size designates a light truck tire, and no letter before the size indicates that it is a European metric tire. […]

Tire & Wheel Plus Sizing

Plus sizing is one of the easiest ways to achieve enhanced performance and improve the appearance of your vehicle. In the example below, a 15×7 wheel with a 205/65R-15 tire is considered the O.E. (original equipment) size. Converting to a plus one size would mean increasing the wheel diameter by one inch (16×7.5) and selecting an appropriate […]

How-to: Cleaning Your Wheels/Rims

Cleaning Wheels with a Painted Finish When cleaning your new wheels, we recommend that you refrain from using chemical wheel cleaners. Many of them contain caustic chemicals that can damage the clear-coated finish by clouding it or even removing it. If you wash your vehicle on a regular basis, there is really no need to […]

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