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Tire Tech Information - Rubber Cracking


…lose some of its elasticity and allow surface cracks to appear. The surface cracks that occasionally appear have been called many things; Weather Checking, Weather Cracking or Ozone Cracking. These small cracks typically develop in the sidewalls or at the base of the tread grooves. Depending on their…

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Tire Tech Information - Storing Tires


…let any remaining moisture thoroughly evaporate. DO NOT APPLY ANY TIRE DRESSINGS. Tire compounds are formulated to resist ozone cracking or weather checking. Place each clean and dry tire in its own large, opaque, airtight plastic bag (such as lawn and garden bags) for storing. Avoid allowing any…

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Ready for warm weather? Check out our selection of M3 tires and wheels.


For some of us, the sun has been shining a lot more frequently. For others, temperatures are just about worthy of a top-down drive. That means it's high time you drive away in a new set of M3 tires and wheels. Tire Rack has a pretty vast selection to choose from, so we'll start you off with a…

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Tire Tech Information - Air Pressure, Time Fluctuations


…year and due to weather conditions. While air is all around us, finding a convenient source of compressed air is becoming difficult, and finding a source of "dry," vapor free compressed air is even more difficult. In order to help maintain more constant tire pressures we should check them more frequently…

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Cold Weather is Here, Check Your Tire Pressure


As we transition to cooler weather in much of the Northern Hemisphere, now is a good time to check your tire pressure. Tire pressures are set at ambient temperature, and a 10 degree drop in ambient temperature drops your tire pressure roughly 1 psi. So a tire that was set perfectly at 75 degrees would…

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With Bad Weather on the Horizon, Now's the Time for New Tires

With Bad Weather on the Horizon, Now's the Time for New Tires


…favor by grabbing a penny and doing a quick tread depth check. If the top of the Lincoln Memorial is exposed, your tire is under 6/32" and should be replaced heading into winter. For more information about checking your tread depth with a penny, check out my previous blog post "What Your Change is Telling…

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Tire Tech Information - Michelin's C3M Process


…Pressure: When and How to Set Checking Tire Inflation Pressure Clearing the Air About Nitrogen Tire Inflation The Influence of Altitude Changes on Tire Pressure Tire Valve Types, Components and Uses We're Checking Who's Checking Spare Tire Pressures We're Checking Who's Checking Tire Pressures -- Manufacturing…

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Tire Tech Information - Mixing Tires


…Pressure: When and How to Set Checking Tire Inflation Pressure Clearing the Air About Nitrogen Tire Inflation The Influence of Altitude Changes on Tire Pressure Tire Valve Types, Components and Uses We're Checking Who's Checking Spare Tire Pressures We're Checking Who's Checking Tire Pressures -- Manufacturing…

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Summer Road Trip? Use This Maintenance Checklist.

Summer Road Trip? Use This Maintenance Checklist.


…save you trouble. * Check Fluids - Checking oil regularly is a good idea for any car, especially older vehicles that may be more prone to leak or burn oil. Even some newer cars can consume up to a quart every 1,000 miles. Make sure to check your coolant as well. Warmer weather can be harder on your…

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Tire Tech Information - Driving on Flat Run-Flat Tires


…Pressure: When and How to Set Checking Tire Inflation Pressure Clearing the Air About Nitrogen Tire Inflation The Influence of Altitude Changes on Tire Pressure Tire Valve Types, Components and Uses We're Checking Who's Checking Spare Tire Pressures We're Checking Who's Checking Tire Pressures -- Manufacturing…

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Tire Tech Information - Why Electronic Drivers' Aids and AWD/4WD Systems Aren't Enough (All-Season)


…Pressure: When and How to Set Checking Tire Inflation Pressure Clearing the Air About Nitrogen Tire Inflation The Influence of Altitude Changes on Tire Pressure Tire Valve Types, Components and Uses We're Checking Who's Checking Spare Tire Pressures We're Checking Who's Checking Tire Pressures -- Manufacturing…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Replacement


…Pressure: When and How to Set Checking Tire Inflation Pressure Clearing the Air About Nitrogen Tire Inflation The Influence of Altitude Changes on Tire Pressure Tire Valve Types, Components and Uses We're Checking Who's Checking Spare Tire Pressures We're Checking Who's Checking Tire Pressures -- Manufacturing…

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