Picture this: you’re optioning out your new car and you get down to the tires and wheels part of the build. You have the option of 17-inch, 18-inch or 19-inch wheels. Which do you choose?
Some road hazards are easy for drivers to spot and avoid, like a cavernous pothole, but others aren’t so easy to see. A wet road, or one covered in ice, can often be invisible to drivers, who don’t realize they need to slow down. But it turns out a car’s rubber tires provide all the clues necessary for a vehicle to…
Update: This deal is now also available through Discount Tire (proper), in addition to Discount Tire Direct, through Saturday only.
NASCAR introduced multiple tire compounds for tonight’s All-Star race with the stipulation that all four new stickier green “option” tires must go on at the same time. But they didn’t say that all four had to be left on or pulled off at the same time, as Clint Bowyer’s No. 14 team pointed out during tonight’s race.
It’s about the time of year that most of us get our winter tires swapped off for the summer ones. We’ve always heard that we have to do this because winter tires just don’t perform as well in warm weather as summer tires do and now there is empirical evidence of that fact.
First revealed way back in 2011, Bridgestone’s airless tires use a series of rigid plastic resin spokes to help a wheel keep its shape as it rolls, instead of an inflatable inner tube that can puncture and leak. Military vehicles and ATVs have been some of the first vehicles to adopt the unorthodox design, but …
NASCAR may finally give its teams a choice in tires next year, reports Fox Sports. This year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway will allow teams to test out the two compounds and see if they like having the choice. If it’s a hit, expect to see these two options return in 2018.
If your tires are about due for a replacement, Discount Tire Direct is offering up to $100 in Visa gift card rebates (in addition to any manufacturer rebates) when you order four new tires, plus an additional $100 if you order wheels as well. Just enter your make and model, click the options to see tires on promotion,…
The Formula One traveling circus used up 42,792 tires in 2016, enough to fill up 10 Boeing 747-8 freighters. Track temperatures ranged from 51 degrees Fahrenheit up to 141 degrees. Vallteri Bottas topped out at 231 miles per hour, a new F1 record. Pirelli is once again providing the entire numbers, and they are…
At first this simply looks like another big rig lumbering up to a refuel stop. There’s no fire and no excessive speed that we can see. So why did one of these truck tires turn into a bomb? Because Russia, probably.
We may never know why the person couldn’t stop when they lost a tire, but I’m pretty sure they made the wrong choice.
Last week, I took the leftover junk metal parts from all of my car projects to the scrapyard to make a few bucks. Unsurprisingly, there was metal on the ground, and a small shard sliced a hole right through my beloved Jeep’s tire (note to self: don’t drive in a metal scrapyard). But I fixed it in a couple minutes for…
We’ve seen omnidirectional wheels installed on forklifts that have to deftly maneuver around crowded warehouses, but William Liddiard has invented a set that allow his Toyota Echo to move in any direction, spin 360-degrees, and slide into a parking spot making parallel parking easier than actual driving.
Daniel Ricciardo was doing so well at the Monaco Grand Prix. He claimed Red Bull’s first pole position since 2013, and his first at Monaco. He managed to keep his lead for much of the Monaco Grand Prix itself, where the narrow street circuit makes passes extremely hard. Then he got hosed by his own pit crew.
You probably already know that tire pressure is important when it comes to safe driving, but it can also cost you money if you don’t keep an eye on it. This video lays out the tire pressure essentials you need to know.
A lot of car buyers, especially the folks that lease luxury cars, don’t have a clue about some basic aspects of their vehicle. This ad from BMW is just one illustration of a much larger issue—the #brands don’t want you to be involved anymore.
Perhaps Formula One should have yellow-flagged the race immediately after that huge melee at the start of the race. Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo was leading—something that hasn’t happened in a very long time in a Red Bull—early in the race until a popped tire handed the lead back to Nico Rosberg.
We might see some changes to Formula One’s qualifying system for the first race of the 2016 season after all. F1 apparently can’t make up its own damn mind.
It seems strange that ultra advanced Formula 1 cars have tires with big sidewalls like your grandpa’s Plymouth. But there’s a reason why there’s so much rubber; these tires function as much of an F1 car’s suspension.