Tires

Does Changing Tires Affect Wheel Alignment?

There’s a common misconception that changing a car’s tires affects its wheel alignment. Part of that probably comes from how mechanics recommend getting a wheel alignment when changing to a new set of times. But does changing a tire affect its alignment? No, changing your tires does not affect wheel alignment directly. Any misalignment issues … Read more

Why Low Tire Pressure Negatively Affects Your Driving

A car in excellent working condition is critical for safety, performance, and comfort. But, sadly, many drivers still overlook how properly-inflated tires factor into all of that. Sure, most people know that low tire pressure can negatively affect driving, but how exactly? Low tire pressure can negatively affect your driving by undermining your car’s comfort, … Read more

Faulty Tire Pressure Sensor (Signs & Causes & Fixes)

The tire pressure sensor (TPS) is responsible for measuring the pressure inside a vehicle’s tires and sending a signal to the onboard computer if the pressure falls below a certain level. The computer then uses this information to adjust the vehicle’s suspension and other systems accordingly. However, if the sensor is faulty, it may not send … Read more

Service AdvanceTrac Warning Light

Although some check engine lights are self-explanatory, Ford’s service AdvanceTrac warning is unique to the brand and relates to a range of possible problems. If your vehicle suddenly issues this light, it indicates that one aspect of the complex AdvanceTrac system has failed. To figure out the exact issue, you’ll have to take your vehicle … Read more

Dealing With Wheel Corrosion

Wheel corrosion isn’t just unpleasant to look at, it also compromises the integrity and mobility of your vehicle. And taking good care of your vehicle can be greatly aided by understanding the causes of corrosion, ways to prevent it, and how to eliminate it. But It can be a nuanced topic, so it is important … Read more

How Many Miles Should Tires Last?

Tires are your car’s only point of contact with the road. They must be in excellent condition to keep you and other drivers safe while driving. And now comes the question that every driver wants to know — how many miles should tires last? Tires should last 50,000 to 60,000 miles (80,467 to 96,561 km) … Read more

Tire Rotation and Balance Cost

Even though tire rotation and balancing are two different processes, they should be done together if you want to extend the life of your tires. The best time to do that is when you take your car for an oil change or after covering 6,000 to 8,000 miles (9,656 to 12,875 kilometers). So, how much … Read more

How To Read Tire Size?

Whether you’re looking for a spare or need to replace your tires, it helps to know the tire size of your vehicle. Today, it’s easy to get tires with barely noticeable differences in size but major differences in performance. Knowing your car’s preferred tire size will help you choose the best tires for maximum performance.  … Read more

What Is Average Wheel Alignment Cost?

If you’ve been driving around for a while, you may have noticed that your car seems to be pulling to one side, making it hard to keep it in a straight line when you’re driving on the highway. Chances are, you need a wheel alignment. So how much does a wheel alignment cost? Wheel alignment … Read more

What Happens if TPS Is Not Calibrated?

Cars contain a lot of obscure, very specific components that can completely screw up your driving experience if they fail. One such component in the throttle position sensor (TPS), which is a sensor that, as the name implies, measures how far the throttle has been opened when you push on the gas pedal. Having an … Read more