Tires

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 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

How To Test a TPS Sensor

Cars are great to have until something goes wrong. One of the problems a car can have is that it isn’t idling correctly. It may be fluctuating or high idle but all you know is it doesn’t sound right. It is time for you to test your throttle position sensor (TPS).  You will need a … Read more

Bad TPS Sensor Symptoms

You are looking forward to a weekend day trip and your car suddenly starts jerking like a bad roller coaster. This is a sure sign you could have a bad throttle position sensor.  Your car may show many bad TPS sensor symptoms or may have a few subtle clues but some of the obvious are … Read more

Tire Sidewall Damage: What You Should Know

Your tire’s sidewalls are, as the name implies, the exterior sides of your car’s tires. While you may not think of the sidewalls as being a particularly important area of your tire, the truth is that your tire’s sidewalls are quite vulnerable and damage to the sidewall is often worse than damage to the tread. … Read more