How to Properly Rotate Tires on Your Car

Jul 10 , 2020

chad folkening

How to Properly Rotate Tires on Your Car

If you're a conscientious vehicle owner looking to get as much as you can out of your car, don't ignore tire rotation. Done to evenly distribute the wear and tear of driving among all four tires, tire rotation should really be called wheel rotation. The process involves removing the full tire and rim assemblies, also known as wheels, from their axles, and then moving them to a different spot on the car.

Left to their own devices, cars don't distribute their load evenly. Generally, the front tires wear out faster than the rear — especially the front left. Tire rotation shares this burden among all the tires, since no one tire will occupy the most wear–prone positions for too long.

This is how to rotate tires efficiently.

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Why Won’t My Windshield Wipers Turn Off?

Jul 09 , 2020

chad folkening

Why Won’t My Windshield Wipers Turn Off?

If you're asking yourself "why won't my windshield wipers turn off?", there are several possible causes. Learn why this happens and how to fix it fast.

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Why Does My Car Battery Keep Dying?

Jul 08 , 2020

chad folkening

Why Does My Car Battery Keep Dying?

Dead car batteries are frustrating, but understanding the cause helps. If you're not sure why your car battery keeps dying, here are 6 common reasons.

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7 Best Car Batteries That Will Never Leave You Stranded

Jul 08 , 2020

chad folkening

7 Best Car Batteries That Will Never Leave You Stranded

Need a new battery for your car, but not sure which is best? Pay attention to estimated lifespan. Here are seven car batteries that will last.

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Why Is My Car Smoking?

Jul 08 , 2020

chad folkening

Why Is My Car Smoking?

It's normal to see a small puff of white smoke coming from your tailpipe when starting your car after it sits overnight, its only water vapor. You may...

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How to Check Oil in a Car

Checking the oil once a month will keep your engine running smoothly between oil changes, which should be done every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Check the oil first thing in the morning when the car is cool and hasn't been running, and have a quart or two of oil ready to go in case you need it.

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