Tips & Solutions

Vehicle Emergency Kit Essentials

As the weather begins to turn, it is good to double check that your emergency kit has everything you may need in the event of a catastrophic incident. Whether you are involved in an accident that causes injury or simply stranded on the side of the road in a snowstorm, it is important to be […]

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The Right Quality Wheels for You

The overall condition and performance of your vehicle can be dependent on the quality of your wheels. The terms “rim” and “Wheel” are used interchangeably to describe the round metal base that is mounted to the axle. It is important to remember that big, flashy (Often aftermarket) rims don’t necessarily indicate quality. Instead, consider factors […]

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Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System

If you own a newer vehicle, you are likely familiar with the horseshoe-like symbol and exclamation mark that illuminates on your dashboard.  This is your tire pressure monitoring system, or TPMS, warning you that one or more of your vehicle’s tires are under-inflated and may pose a safety hazard. A Brief History This indicator light […]

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Wheel Offset vs Backspacing

Wheel Offset Wheel offset measures the millimeters between the center of your wheel and surface of the wheel mount. Wheel offset can be positive, meaning the mounting surface is on the front of the wheel centerline, negative, meaning the mounting surface is towards the back of the wheel centerline, or zero, placing the mounting surface […]

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Wheel Differences for Cars, Trucks, SUVs

A wheel rim, or outer edge that holds the tire in place, makes up the circular design of the wheel. Rim aesthetics are often discussed as a focal point of your vehicle’s style and OEM wheels are sometimes replaced with aftermarket wheels to enhance this style. However, the size of wheels on various vehicles is […]

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Refinish Factory Aluminum Wheels

Are you looking to restore your old OEM aluminum wheels to their original shine? These Do-It-Yourself, step by step instructions will ensure that your wheels look brand new. Prep Work – Prepare your work area by jacking your car on level ground so your tire can rotate. If this causes your lug nuts to protrude, […]

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BMW OEM Wheels vs Replicas

The BMW is often associated with class and sportiness. Due to the branding and popularity of this vehicle, its OEM wheel is often replicated to turn a profit off the sleek look and feel of the design. If you are in the market for a real set of BMW OEM wheels, it is important to […]

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The Importance of Balancing Your Tires

Why is Balancing your Tires Important? Balancing your tires helps to provide a smoother driving experience, assuring that your tire weight distribution is causing even treadwear on your tires. It also reduces vibrations that may be felt in your steering wheel, seats and floorboard. This highly recommended service is typically done every 3-7,000 miles or […]

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What is Wheel Runout?

With the exception of an off-roading adventure, nobody wants a bumpy ride. If you are experiencing irregular vibrations as your wheels are turning, you may have a wheel runout problem. There are two different types of tire and wheel runout. Radial runout occurs when the tire radius is not consistent from the midpoint of the […]

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What is an OEM Wheel?

To understand what OEM wheels are, you must first start with the acronym OEM or Original Equipment Manufacturer. An original equipment manufacturer is a company that produces parts or equipment that may be marketed by another manufacturer. In the automotive industry, OEM wheels are those that were assembled and installed during the construction of a […]

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