Tag: wheels

55 Posts

One of These Tires Is Not like the Others
Sep 27, 2019

One of These Tires Is Not like the Others

Dear Car Talk

This VW owner is losing patience with a tire that's losing air

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Those Nuts Didn't Tighten My Lug Nuts!
Jun 05, 2019

Those Nuts Didn't Tighten My Lug Nuts!

Dear Car Talk

There's never a fine time for a loose wheel.

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You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me, Loose Wheel
Aug 07, 2018

You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me, Loose Wheel

Dear Car Talk

Sheared off lug nuts on this old VW were likely due to overtightening with an air wrench.

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How to Reset Steering Wheel's 'Clock'
Jun 07, 2018

How to Reset Steering Wheel's 'Clock'

Dear Car Talk

When your steering wheel says 11 a.m. but your wheels insist it's noon, it's time for a mechanic.

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Alloy wheel
Dec 07, 2017

Will Alloy Wheels Improve Mileage and Handling?

Dear Car Talk

Jesada's Jetta might look better but would she notice any other changes?

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Did Tire Place Forget to Replace Hubcaps, or Were They Left off on Purpose?
Apr 04, 2017

Did Tire Place Forget to Replace Hubcaps, or Were They Left off on Purpose?

Dear Car Talk

Pat's hubcaps were left in the back seat after a visit to the tire shop. Was it forgetfulness, or something else?

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Jan 19, 2017

Avoiding the Wheel of Misfortune

Dear Car Talk

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

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GMC Jimmy makes rattling noise
Apr 30, 2015

Today: The Rattling GMC Jimmy

Dear Car Talk

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.

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What wheels are best for a Ram Laramie
Jan 07, 2014

Big or Little? Which Wheels Better for New Pickup?

Dear Car Talk

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. 

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