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Avoiding the Wheel of Misfortune

01.19.2017

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

GMC Jimmy makes rattling noise

Today: The Rattling GMC Jimmy

04.30.2015

Today: What's causing Becki's 2001 GMC Jimmy to rattle? And is it going to take her over the nearest cliff? Car Talk's advice right here.

What wheels are best for a Ram Laramie

Big or Little? Which Wheels Better for New Pickup?

01.07.2014

Stewart's buying a new Ram Laramie and has to choose between 20" and 17" wheels. He wants whichever will give him the best mileage as he tows a 7500 pound trailer. And whichever will be easiest for his wife and dog (who both have short legs) to get in and out of. Find out what Tom and Ray recommend, right here. 

Can't remove wheels from a Camry

Best Way to Loosen Stuck Lug Nuts?

11.19.2013

Nick's newish Camry is great except for one problem--he can't remove the wheels when he needs to swap in his snow tires. The dealership was able to help him out (with sledgehammers). The service manager says Nick can loosen the lug nuts just a bit and then drive a short distance, and the wheels will come loose on their own. Can this possibly be good advice? Tom and Ray offer some clarification, right here.

How important are ball joints

Don't Gamble on Ball Joints

09.19.2013
A mechanic at John's local quick oil change place told him his ball joints were worn. John hasn't noticed any changes in the handling or tire wear, and he doesn't trust this guy. What should he do? Tom and Ray say even if this mechanic is running a scam, John would be wise to heed the warning and get a second opinion. Find out why, right here. 
what pattern should be used to rotate tires

There's More Than One Way to Rotate a Tire

11.08.2012

Eddie's tires are wearing out unevenly and he wants to know why. Trouble is, the two different tire shops he asked gave him two different answers. Can Tom and Ray set the record straight?

do i need to rotate tires when they aren't new

Today: Dorothy Vs. Husband in Tire Balancing Act

09.27.2012

Dorothy wants Tom and Ray to settle a marital dispute. She thinks tires should be balanced and rotated; he thinks rotating is enough. Who's right?

Honda CRV from wheels fall off

Today: is losing a wheel a common problem on Honda CR-V's?

03.01.2011

I have a '97 Honda CR-V that has a persistent problem: The front wheels keep falling off. First the left front wheel fell off while turning left at an intersection. Then the right one fell off while traveling 50 mph on...

how could wheel bolts break off a car

Just why did Judy's wheel fall off her Volvo?

06.01.2010

Two weeks ago while traveling down a city street, my car, a Volvo S80, suddenly swerved and almost flew into a lamppost. A man driving behind me said he saw the right front wheel come off just before the car...

What are lead wheel weights

Today: Click and Clack weigh in on lead weights.

02.01.2010

It turns out that lead wheel weights are the biggest source of lead in California's waterways. There is a bill that would ban them in favor of safer alternatives, especially stainless steel. My question is, Exactly what do wheel weights...

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