Tag: tires

How do You Read Between The Tires?

Before assuming that your car has a defective motor or regulator, a few quick checks are in order. First verify that the fuse or circuit breaker for the windows is OK. Most cars use the same power circuit for all of the windows, so if only one of them isn’t working, it’s a pretty safe bet that the fuses are OK.

The car we’re checking out is a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am 4 door sedan. We’ll be looking at the driver side (left) front window. The cable mechanism used in this vehicle is typical of many late model GM, Ford and Chrysler vehicles as well as most Asian imports. These systems are light weight, extremely adaptable and inexpensive to manufacture making them the system of choice. Unfortunately, high reliability isn’t on the top of this list.

Tap the window switch for the bad window and carefully listen for motor noise, … Read More

Buying Guide For Winter Tires

You should not treat the purchase of your winter tires in any different way to other purchases but apply the same procedure as well as rules. This is because very little will change while the results to be achieved are the same regardless of the type of car that you have. To help you out, this article will give you a shopping guide detailing all the dos and don’ts that you will have to observe in making your tire shopping a success. Even though you might be operating under a tight budget, it is not advisable that you spend meanly in making a purchase. This is because the less you spend the higher your chances of getting tires of poor quality and bearing in mind they are to be used under freezing conditions then you must go for top quality tires. Poor quality tires will furthermore affect your control over … Read More

Features And Essence of Studded Tires

Studded tires have been in existence for the past several years now. They are mostly used by drivers in the winter season. During this time, it is hard for one to drive because there is low traction of tires to the road. This is brought about by the slippery roads during such times. To control this, metallic studs are fitted into tires in order to enhance and increase the traction to the road. This method has been most popular from the 1960’s and with the issue of global warming and irregular seasons, it is proving more popular.

Before acquisition of studded tires, it is good to understand what these studs look like. Tire studs consist of mainly two major parts: the tungsten carbide pin that protrudes out of the tires tread and the cylindrical metal jacket that is inside the tire. To protect the tube from this metallic stud part, … Read More

Detailing Your Car? Don’t Forget The Tires

We can all learn from car enthusiasts who show their vehicles competitively. They know that the final finishing details can make all the difference, in appearance as well as prizes. And that�s why they always take a few minutes to ensure the glass is streak free, there�s no surface dust or lint, and the tires are clean and shined.

There is more to tire care than just cleaning. Sure, when you wash your car, you may spray down the tires with the hose. Next time, instead of leaving it at that, why not take a little more time to make your tires look like new?

Before you rush out to your local auto supply store, you should know that not all tire care products are created equal. Many products on the market require users to spray them on, wait until the formula runs, drips, or foams, and then wipe the … Read More

How To Purchase Tires Correctly

The most important step in purchasing new tires is to find a Auto repair Olympia company that will carry and sell the tires that you are looking for; this isn’t the first step however, as you will need to first decide what brand, size, and style of tire you are looking to purchase because not every Auto repair Olympia company will carry the same product. This is because if you go to a tire dealer which is affiliated with a specific brand of tires then it is not very likely that they would carry tires made by a competitor.

When trying to decide which brand of tire that you will want to purchase there aren’t really any specifics that you should decide first and it usually just boils down to personal preference. You can always do a customer review search online and get some customer and professional opinions about the … Read More