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I bought my son a cheaper vehicle for his first car. The car wasn't exactly what he wanted and needed some care. I told him that I would pitch in half the cost of buying new wheels and tires for it since it had plain black wheels that used to be hidden underneath hubcaps. When we started looking into his best options for wheels and tires, I learned a lot. I found out what kind of wheels should be avoided when you drive down dirt roads often, found out what tires will provide the best traction for our roads and much more. Learn what we did by reading our blog.


Think You Have A Bad Wheel Bearing? Here Are A Few Warning Signs To Look Out For

While it's hard to ignore your tires or brakes, it's all too easy to overlook your wheel bearings. Despite being one of the most crucial parts of your vehicle's steering and drive axle system, wheel bearings are often ignored until they're on the brink of failure. If and when that happens, a wheel bearing failure could easily put you and other motorists at risk. It's always a good idea to have failing wheel bearings replaced as soon as possible. Read More 

What’s Important To Know About Your Vehicle’s Readiness To Drive Off-Road

If you have never driven off-road, then you are missing out on an adrenaline-filled experience that is hard to replicate elsewhere. However, as fun as off-road driving can be, it is critical to understand a few things to prevent damage to your vehicle, keep from getting stuck and guard yourself from being injured. Below are a few considerations about your vehicle that will help you maximize your off-road driving experience: Read More 

3 Tips To Improve Gas Mileage On Your Summer Road Trip

Whether driving to a famous theme park with friends or bringing the family to the beach for an entire week, the summer is a great time to get away, relax, and have some fun. Unfortunately, summer road trips require a long period of operating your vehicle in harsh road conditions and intense temperatures, so preparing your vehicle and yourself for this abuse is essential.  Maintaining your vehicle and using a few smart driving tips will reduce the amount of gas used during your road trip. Read More 

Are Your Tires Summer Road Trip-Ready?

For millions of Americans, the long-anticipated arrival of summer means warm sunny days at the beach and the familiar scent of sunscreen, backyard barbecues with plenty of bug spray, and vacation planning. While the call of the open road may be loud and clear, preparing for a road trip involves much more than hopping in the car, popping it into gear and hitting the pavement. Before you can even think about heading to Darwin, Minnesota to take in the world's largest ball of twine, it's time to think about something a bit more practical this vacation-planning season: the state of your tires. Read More 

Keep Your Tires Rolling With The Right Maintenance

Your tires are what stands between you and the road when you are driving your car. You owe it to yourself and your family to be sure that your tires are safe and performing at the highest level possible. You will also find that proper tire care means you will buy tires less often and will keep your car in better shape. That translates to more money in your pocket. Here are five ways to make sure your tires are safe and strong. Read More