When temperatures warm, ice and snow melt, revealing the abusive impact salt has had on the roads. This typically takes the form of one of the worst road menaces known to man – potholes. Aside from being an unsightly nuisance that makes your ride a lot less comfortable, potholes are one of the most destructive… Read More


Most newer vehicles have a built in tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), which continuously monitors the air pressure of all four tires. In most cases the TPMS alerts drivers through a warning light on the dashboard when tire pressure falls below the recommended preset limit. There are two different TPMS types – direct and indirect… Read More


Tires are a big investment. When shopping for tires, you basically want two things – 1) the best tires for 2) the lowest price.  But is it really that simple? It can be, if you look at it in a slightly different way – you want the right tires and the best value. Read on… Read More


Salt has proven to be an inexpensive and fast way to deal with snow and ice problems on driveways and roadways. This is due to the fact that salt lowers the freezing/melting point of water. But what does the assault of salt do to your car? Unfortunately the effect of salt can be brutal on… Read More


Now is the time of year to start or get back into good habits. Make 2016 the year you add vehicle maintenance to your list of resolutions. Preventive car and tire care will not only protect and prolong the life of your vehicle and tires, it also means safer travels for you and your passengers.… Read More


The system that sends power from your vehicle’s engine to its wheels is known as the drivetrain. When selecting a new vehicle, it is important to consider the type of drivetrain you will need to best accommodate the type of driving you do. Four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are two great options for those who… Read More


You spend a lot of money on your tires. Not only are they a big investment, they are also one of the most critical components of your vehicle in terms of performance and safety. The best way to protect yourself, your passengers, and your investment is by taking care of your tires.  Proper tire maintenance… Read More


Although you may not be ready for winter, you need to make sure your vehicle is equipped to handle winter driving challenges! These five simple winter maintenance checks will help get you ready for winter weather: Check Your Tires  You should check your tire pressure regularly, including the pressure of your spare, but it is… Read More


In order for your tires to deliver the best performance, traction, and safety, they must have sufficient tread depth. Tread depth is so crucial to tire safety that US law mandates tires must have plainly visible tread wear indicator bars. Unfortunately these bars can be difficult to see until the tread is well worn and… Read More


Most newer cars are equipped with an integrated Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). These systems use sensor technology to alert drivers when tire pressure in one of the tires goes below a predetermined level. As many drivers have observed, it is not uncommon for the TPMS light to illuminate when cold weather settles in. While… Read More