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  • What is the bubble on my tire?

  • A customer emailed me today about a bubble on the sidewall of one of his Bridgestone Blizzak Winter Tires. He thought it may have been a defect in the tire. What he actually has was a sidewall bubble. What is a sidewall bubble? A sidewall bubble is a bulge protruding from the sidewall of the tire.…

  • The Truth About Warranties

  • Resolving warranty issues on tires is tricky business. Anyone would like to utilize a manufacturer's defect or treadlife warranty if they could. However, is it an issue with the tire or improper maintenance of the vehicle and/or tire? When was the last time you checked the inflation pressure of…

  • Review of: Continental ExtremeContact DWS

  • …TWO sidewall defects on the same side of the car. Who knows what happened -- we have potholes here, like everywhere anymore. Still, never had such a problem with the Goodyears. And for nearly 40 years of driving on these same streets on all sorts of tires, never had a sidewall defect. Ever. You…

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  • Review of: Kumho 722

  • …to get a quick oil change and instead ended up having to replace a tire. The tire had what can only be described as a rip running along the tread. This is clearly a defect and the company emailed me back and then just stopped responding one day. Zero communication since then. I%27d avoid this brand.

  • Review of: Kumho 722

  • …to get a quick oil change and instead ended up having to replace a tire. The tire had what can only be described as a rip running along the tread. This is clearly a defect and the company emailed me back and then just stopped responding one day. Zero communication since then. I%27d avoid this brand.

  • Review of: Kumho 722

  • …to get a quick oil change and instead ended up having to replace a tire. The tire had what can only be described as a rip running along the tread. This is clearly a defect and the company emailed me back and then just stopped responding one day. Zero communication since then. I%27d avoid this brand.

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  • Is There a Bubble on Your Tire?

  • …Areas * Debris Sometimes, while rare, a defect in the tire itself can cause a bubble. However, this is very uncommon on tires more than a few months old. A tire shop can inspect the tire to check to see whether the bubble was caused from a defect or from road damage. To do this, the shop…

  • Lowered Cars the Right Way

  • …from springs engineered for the street. They are crafted from special spring steel to ensure quality and performance and come with a lifetime defect warranty. Vehicle performance is also improved by sport springs in two ways: they reduce ride height and have higher spring rates that are carefully…

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  • Just Say No to Tire Cracking

  • …cracking. Slight surface cracking can be just cosmetic but keep in mind deep cuts or fissures from excessive deflection, poor maintenance, or defects can be serious so check with a tire shop if you are unsure. There are steps you can take to minimize cracking. Tires have oils in the rubber that…


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