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Avoiding the Wheel of Misfortune


Larger wheels have both advantages and disadvantages. Here's how to make a decision on a lower profile wheel and tire combo.

could i store a deflated spare tire to save cargo space

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?

can i swap in my full size spare as a 4th new tire

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?

is siping tires a good idea

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.
Correct tire pressure

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?
Could tires be filled with CO2 as an eco alternative

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.
Can repairing a tire damamge the tire sensor

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?"

Do garage ramps wear out tires unevenly

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.

Lifespan of a spare tire last

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.


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