Regular Tire Maintenance Will Save You Money

The change of seasons is always a good reminder to think about some tire maintenance, and today, as many in the country dig out from another major snowstorm, perhaps we should take a few minutes to discuss things you can do at home to make sure your tires will serve you for many miles to come.

Tire maintenance is not difficult.  The average car owner with little mechanical aptitude can still do maintenance on tires, so no excuses will be accepted.  To get the maximum mileage, safety and wear from your tires, here are a few things to consider.

All You Need To Know About Rims

Are you ready for a little trivia today?  When was the first rim used on a vehicle?  If you guessed 1 B.C. then you would be correct.  The first rims were used to protect the wooden wheel of chariots in Ancient Rome. Not so ancient now, the rim is the outer edge of a wheel,…

The Parts of a Tire

One of the least appreciated parts of your vehicle is the tire, and yet without them, where would we be?  Sitting in the driveway, that’s where!  So let’s take a look at the parts of a tire and maybe a little history about them. Oh heck, let’s do the history first.  Originally, tires consisted of…

Wheel Parts Keep You Rolling Along

Ah, the incredible wheel! Where would we be without it? One of the six simple machines of physics, the wheel has been around for quite some time, dating back to around 9,000 B.C., slightly longer than this writer has been alive. We won’t bore you with a definition of the wheel but we will bore…