Tips & Solutions

How to Clean your Wheels and Tires

Regularly cleaning your wheels and tires is important to keeping them looking great. It is also a very important practice for the preventative maintenance of your vehicle. Allowing break dust to build up on your wheels can be highly corrosive to your vehicle. Additionally, the long-term effects of UV rays on your tires can cause […]

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Signs of a Bad Transmission

Your vehicle’s transmission directs the power created by your engine to rotate your wheels. There are many intricate parts that all work together to keep your transmission functional and if one goes bad, the whole system is affected. If your transmission seems to be acting up, it is important to get it checked immediately before […]

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Alloy Wheels Vs. Steel Wheels Pros & Cons Guide

Choosing the right wheel for your vehicle is extremely important. When it comes down to it there are two types of wheels to choose from: alloy wheels and steel wheels (or alloy rims and steel rims). Each type of material has its advantages and disadvantages. From price to performance, this guide will compare the pros […]

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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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Aluminum Wheel Refinishing

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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