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Four Common Tire Myths About Flat Spots

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One of the most common fears people have about storing their vehicles for long periods involves finding flat spots in their tires. A flat patch of rubber can not only make your vehicle’s ride a rough one on pavement, but the affected tire could also wind up with a much shorter lifespan. It doesn’t help that there are a few myths and misconceptions floating around about flat spots. Here are a few of those common myths, along with detailed explanations that help dispel those myths.…

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Making A Statement: 3 Wheel Features That Will Make Your Car Look More Sporty

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It’s not uncommon for young adults to spend a considerable amount of money customizing their cars with drop kits and fancy paint jobs, especially when you consider the fact that young adults spend $4.2 billion on car customizations. With that said, you can really make a statement by purchasing custom wheels, as they will give your car a more rugged and sporty look. Here are 3 customizations you can make to your custom wheels to make your car stand out in the parking lot.…

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How To Set Your Car Up To Compete In Autocross Events

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Autocross events are a great way to satisfy your need for speed. All you need to set up an autocross course is an empty parking lot and a collection of road cones, so car clubs are able to hold autocross events in most cities across the country. Additionally, autocross racing is all about agility — you’ll be racing around tight corners at low speeds. That means you don’t need a high-horsepower sports car to be competitive.…

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Learn About Your Tire's Aging Process And How To Slow It Down

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As the only part of your vehicle that has direct contact with the road, your tires have their work cut out for them. But it’s not just the various stresses that come with rubber meeting the road that can wear on your tires. In addition to physical contact with varying road surfaces, there’s also extreme heat and cold, corrosive brake dust, acid rain and even direct sunlight to contend with. Needless to say, your tires can age quickly regardless of tread wear.…

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What Is That Noise? How to Describe Common Car Sounds to Your Mechanic

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Automobiles are good communicators. They give off audible clues to help you understand when they are having a problem. All you need to do is listen. If you were a mechanic, there wouldn’t be a problem. The confusion arises when you are faced with describing that sound your car or its engine is making to the mechanic so he can make the necessary repairs. You can improve your communication with your mechanic by learning to speak his language when describing that “…

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