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Is This Flat Tire Fix Spare on Logic?


Greg has an idea that will revolutionize the spare tire. Will it work or flat-out fail?

Should An Old Spare Tire Handle Regular Tire Duty?


Gary and Patty plan to use their old full-size spare on their 4Runner, but should they plan its retirement party instead?

Sipe Your Tires or Leave Them Alone?

If tire stores offer siping, does that mean it's a good thing? Or did tire manufacturers get it right the first time?

Tire Pressure: Will We Soon Set It and Forget It?

Michelin is coming out with Auto Inflate, which will maintain the correct pressure as the tire turns. Right now it's only for heavy-duty trucks, but that's likely to change soon.

Father vs. Son: Who's Right About Tire Pressure?

Larry thinks 50 psi is too full for a tire; his son says he prefers the ride that way. Who's right?

Brilliant or Bogus: Warren's CO2 Idea

Could this be the fix for global warming? Car Talk does the math on Warren's idea to sequester excess carbon dioxide inside vehicle tires.

Today: Did Phil's Mechanic Break the Tire Sensor?

Phil's mechanic noticed that his tire sensor was cracked, but Phil decided not to repair it since it was still working fine. Two days later it was broken. Is his mechanic responsible, or is it true that "the stingy man pays the most?"

Today: Will Daily Garage Ramp Driving Wear Tires Unevenly?

From the Department of Theoretical Automotive Physics, Rodney wonders if all the right turns he makes on his daily drive to the fifth floor of his work's parking garage will cause his tires to wear unevenly. Car Talk's answer here.

What's the Lifespan of a Spare Tire?

Gordon wants to put a bike rack on his 14 year old RAV-4, but he'd have to remove the tire cover to do so. Will this impact the life of his spare? Car Talk's advice, right here.

What's the Deal With Nitrogen-Filled Tires?

Clem bought a Subaru Outback with nitrogen-filled tires and now she's wondering what to do if she gets a flat in the middle of nowhere and the nearest shop just has regular air. What's the real story with nitrogen-filled tires? Car Talk's take right here.  


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