Are NASCAR Teams Drilling Holes In Their Own Tires?

There's a rumor floating around the NASCAR paddock that teams are drilling tiny holes in their tires to maintain a more even tire pressure throughout the race, according to USA Today. I'm not sure how that would work without exploding into a horrifying tire-ball, but then again, I'm not a master of clever cheatin'. » 3/28/15 11:00am Today 11:00am

Flat Out At White Hell, The Northernmost Car Testing Center In The World

Nokian Tyres introduced winter tires in 1934 in Finland, and eighty years later – when they aren't chasing ice speed records on frozen lakes – they are still busy testing tires flat out while looking for reindeer on the biggest and coldest playground you've ever seen. Welcome to White Hell. » 3/17/15 2:55pm 3/17/15 2:55pm

Goodyear Has A Concept Tire That Generates Electricity

We deal with concept cars all the time, so, really, the idea of a 'concept tire' shouldn't be too strange. It sounds a bit weird at first, but when you think about it, it makes sense for the same reasons concept cars do: flashy showcases for cutting-edge technology. And this one, the Goodyear BHO3, does have a good… » 3/09/15 3:35pm 3/09/15 3:35pm

How To Change A Tire Without Getting Killed Like A Big Dummy

There's really only a very few basic things that are required to be thought of as some manner of "man": Really, it's just genitals of some sort (testes, ovipositor, whatever) and the ability to change a car's tire. Hell, most people don't even care about the genitals thing. It's all changing tires. You should know… » 2/06/15 12:15pm 2/06/15 12:15pm

Watch This Guy Live Your Nightmare When A Tire Destroys His Windshield

When you're lazily cruising along the highway, the mind tends to wander into nightmare scenarios. Someone veers into your oncoming lane, a nut goes into total road-rage mode, or a wayward tire comes bouncing along and smashes you right in the middle of your face. This video contains the latter. » 1/15/15 12:01pm 1/15/15 12:01pm

This Poor Woman Got Absolutely Wrecked By A Truck Tire

Pulling over to get out, stretch, and refresh both the body and mind is just good motoring practice. It prevents drowsiness and fatigue, both top contributors to collisions. But if you just pull over onto the side of the highway, you run the risk of getting totally destroyed by a runaway truck tire. » 1/08/15 5:50pm 1/08/15 5:50pm

This Russian Military Truck Can Drive Over People Without Hurting Them

Russia has a problem, and that problem is snow. Specifically, Russia has a lot of snow. Lots. Lots and lots and lots. So when you have a lot of snow, you do the only logical thing – you build a 6 x 6 monstrosity with tires so big and supple they have the side benefit of being able to completely run over a dude. » 12/09/14 1:26pm 12/09/14 1:26pm

Michelin Finally Commits To Mass-Producing The 'Tweel' Airless Tire

Today Michelin dedicated a new South Carolina factory to making the Tweel; a "tire/wheel" that uses flexible spindles where a conventional tire holds air. The Tweel can never go flat and never be punctured, and after talking about it for a decade Michelin is finally going to start making it in quantities. » 11/20/14 1:17pm 11/20/14 1:17pm

Consumer Reports Warns Of Poor Quality Counterfeit Tires From China

Sometimes buying a knockoff is a great way to get the look for less. When it comes to clothes this might be a smart move, but when it comes to tires, often you get what you pay for. Consumer Reports found poor performing Chinese counterfeit tires being sold to unsuspecting consumers. » 11/18/14 5:25pm 11/18/14 5:25pm

2014 ​Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: Off-Road Tested On Nitto's New Dirt Tires

It sure seems like four-door Jeep Wranglers have surpassed the "coupes" in popularity. To see out how that extra length and weight affects the rig on the trail, we fitted Nitto's new Exo Grappler and Terra Grappler G2 off-road tires, attacked the dirt, and came back intact. » 11/05/14 6:50pm 11/05/14 6:50pm

You Can Toss These Tires Out Of An Airplane, Then Drive Off On Them

BF Goodrich dropped a set of their new KO2 off-road tires out of an airplane flying at 10,000 feet, rounded 'em up, slapped them on a Jeep Wrangler, and drove off. Even if that test isn't particularly relevant to a tire's primary function (providing traction) it's a damn impressive display of durability. » 10/02/14 12:17pm 10/02/14 12:17pm

Watch This Armored Car Make It Home On Nothing But Shredded Tires

They are supposed to be run-flat, not run-shred tires, but this Turkish Otokar Cobra armored gets around pretty well riding on rims. Turkey's Otokar is somewhat analogous to French armored combat vehicle builder Panhard's VBL, and it can be similarly reconfigured for almost any mission. » 9/20/14 4:03pm 9/20/14 4:03pm

Doing An Inadvertent Spin On The Highway Is How You Crap Your Pants

Imagine you're on the highway, tootling along, because that's what you do on the highway, just listening to Joe Rogan (Not that there's anything wrong with that). All of a sudden, BLAM, your tire goes out, and now you're staring at a rush of oncoming cars in a metal onslaught of death. That's what happened to this guy. » 6/02/14 12:49pm 6/02/14 12:49pm