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Black Friday shopping for new tires

I spent a portion of Black Friday waiting patiently in the frigid cold to take advantage of a deal on tires. For months now, I have been keeping a close eye on my tire tread wear. For awhile there, I … Continue reading

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Talking tire safety

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Good points [in Monday’s column on wet weather driving tips]. One of the most critical points was missed — tires. Tires without sufficient tread or tires that are too old and have become hard will easily … Continue reading

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Cost to drive drops, AAA reports

How much does your vehicle cost you to drive it each year? According to findings from AAA, owning and operating a new car in 2014 costs 2.7 percent less that it did last year. “Despite increases in maintenance and registration … Continue reading

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More than 77K Michelin tires being recalled

Michelin North America, Inc., is recalling 77,775 tires because their integrity be compromised, causing rapid air loss and possibly resulting in a traffic collision I if they are in use when the rapid deflation occurs. The tire models being recalled … Continue reading

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Tired of buying tires? Education, road repairs key

Before going on a road trip, I put my car in the shop, usually for work I had been putting off for awhile. This week, I bought new tires. While I had read that tires should last about 3 years, … Continue reading

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Rain is on its way, is your vehicle ready?

Remnants of Typhoon Melor are heading our way and are expected to ring high winds and heavy rain late Monday through Wednesday, with the worst of it on Tuesday. I’ve heard the storm may be strong enough to warrant small … Continue reading

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Tires may soon tell you how good they are for your car

     The next time you buy new tires for your vehicle, they may carry information that’ll tell you how they’ll impact your car’s fuel efficiency. Tires that are properly inflated improve fuel economy.      Last week, the Department of Transportation … Continue reading

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