Should I Buy Tires Made in China?

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Should I Buy Tires Made in China?
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Good press for Chinese manufacturing is hard to come by these days. American consumers have faced numerous issues with products imported from the country. Lead-laced toys, melamine-tainted toothpaste and pet-food recalls are a few incidents that come to mind. But what about tires? Should you trust your life to bargain rubber? Continue Reading...

How do Winter Tires Work?

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How do Winter Tires Work?
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With the Midwest and eastern states smothered in snow and accosted by abnormally frigid temperatures, this winter has been uncommonly excruciating for people in the Northern U.S. Given the brutal weather, tires are a surprisingly appropriate subject for discussion. Continue Reading...

Under the Hood: How Much Air Should I Put In My Tires?

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Under the Hood: How Much Air Should I Put In My Tires?
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Enough is good so even more must be better, right? That may be true when it comes to dessert and lottery winnings, but it’s not the case with tires. Extra air pressure can be both dangerous and damaging. Continue Reading...

Under the Hood – What Does the Writing On My Tires Mean?

Under the Hood – What Does the Writing On My Tires Mean?
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The average motorist doesn’t give them a second thought, but tires are mission-critical components. They’re as important to cars and trucks as spacesuits are to astronauts. Without them you literally couldn’t drive anywhere. Continue Reading...

Why Your Next Set of Tires May be Made from Weeds

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Why Your Next Set of Tires May be Made from Weeds
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When it comes to the auto industry, oil isn’t the only thing imported from foreign countries and subject to supply issues and price spikes. The same is true of the rubber in your car’s tires, though a solution could lie in a simple, resilient weed that grows freely across the American southwest. Continue Reading...

Driver’s Ed: Learning Fundamentals Without Fluff in an Open Wheel Race Car

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Driver’s Ed: Learning Fundamentals Without Fluff in an Open Wheel Race Car
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Modern traction control and braking systems have their roots in motorsports, but now make even the most mundane commuter car an easier and safer driving experience. Continue Reading...

Run Flat Tires: Why You Should, or Shouldn’t, Buy Them

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Run Flat Tires: Why You Should, or Shouldn’t, Buy Them
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Maybe you’ve been in this situation: stuck on the side of a road, a punctured tire needing to be changed out for the spare one in the trunk. You have a pair of options, do you choose to change the tire yourself, or do you call for roadside assistance. Both options can take a while… Continue Reading...

Best Tires to Buy List Released by Consumer Reports

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Best Tires to Buy List Released by Consumer Reports
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Tires can make a huge difference in your car’s handling and safety. Additionally, with the right rubber, you can enjoy a more comfortable driving experience and even save money. The right tires depends a lot on how you drive, and in what weather conditions. To help you pick, Consumer Reports has released a list of… Continue Reading...

Bridgestone Custom Colored Tires Announced

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Bridgestone Custom Colored Tires Announced
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Bridgestone announced a development in tire printing technology last month that allows new stylistic possibilities. White-wall tires and white lettering harken back to cars with cranks, though neither the tires nor the cars are common today. Bridgestone wanted to change that by finding a solution for bright designs printed onto the sidewall of tires that… Continue Reading...

Bridgestone’s Air-Free Tires Will Make Flats A Thing Of The Past [Video]

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Bridgestone’s Air-Free Tires Will Make Flats A Thing Of The Past [Video]
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Wouldn’t it be great if you never had to worry about getting a flat ever again? That’s a possibility for the near future, thanks to Bridgestone’s Air-Free tires. Making an appearance at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, the Bridgestone airless tires are puncture proof and super flashy. Employing a detailed resin spoke system, these airless… Continue Reading...

Bridgestone Announces Safety Scholars Video Finalists: Vote for Your Favorite

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Bridgestone has just announce the finalists in its annual Safety Scholars Teen Driver Video Contest and as always, we’re seriously impressed. The 10 finalists were picked from 1,375 videos submitted by 16 to 21 year-olds from across the U.S., all with the message to drive safe. It’s no surprise that distracted driving was the main… Continue Reading...

Official: Toyota to quit Formula 1

Official: Toyota to quit Formula 1
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Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, is pulling out of Formula One racing to focus on its core business. The decision comes a day before the Japanese manufacturer is expected to announce its worst ever financial results. “Based on the current economic environment, we realize we have no choice but to withdraw from Formula One,” said… Continue Reading...

SEMA Preview: SpeedFactory 700-hp Challenger SRT8 Headed to Sin City

SEMA Preview: SpeedFactory 700-hp Challenger SRT8 Headed to Sin City
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Ready to give the Lingenfelter Camaro a run for its money, the team at SpeedFactory will unveil a 440 cubic-inch Dodge Challenger SRT8 with as much as 700-hp. The power increase comes thanks to a supercharger, but that’s not all. The 440 cu.-in. (7.2-liter) engine is a big step up from the already huge 6.1-liter… Continue Reading...

Report: Subaru Launches WRX STI Spec C in Japan

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Report: Subaru Launches WRX STI Spec C in Japan
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Subaru has just released details on its range-topping WRX STI Spec C model, offered exclusively for the Japanese market. With just a mild performance increase the focus of the Spec C model is on better power delivery, handling and reduced weight. The new model is intended to be a more race-ready platform. Engine output is… Continue Reading...
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