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Troubleshooting Some Common Problems With Your Tyres

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Like any other part of your car, tyres need to be replaced on a regular basis. They get worn down and may develop small holes that cause them to lose pressure, or the rubber gets dry and brittle and starts to crack. Even before your tyres are ready to be replaced due to normal wear and tear, you may notice a problem with one or all of them or a problem with the car that actually originates from the tyres themselves. Read More»

When Steel Wheels Are Preferable to Alloy Wheels

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You may be wondering why most non-luxury cars come equipped with steel wheels instead of the cosmetically better alloy wheels. This article discusses some considerations that would make it better for you to equip your car with steel wheels instead of alloy wheels. Lower Purchase Cost Steel wheels are more affordable to buy when compared to alloy wheels. This is because alloy wheels are more complicated to make (such as requiring the mixing of aluminum with other expensive metals like nickel in order to make the wheel more shiny and attractive to look at). Read More»

Common Signs of Faulty Wheel Hub Bearing

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The wheel hub bearing is an essential mechanical component in a motor vehicle; therefore, it is important to ensure that the functionality and performance is consistent. This wheel component is responsible for supporting the weight of the automotive and facilitating the smooth turning of the wheels. It is important for you to identify the signs associated with a faulty wheel hub bearing because mechanical damage will often occur without your notice. Read More»

3 Problems Caused by a Damaged Alloy Wheel

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As well as improving the looks of a vehicle, alloy wheels allow more rubber to be in contact with the road, thereby improving safety. However, if a problem develops with the alloy wheel, it can impact other areas of the vehicle. The tyre, the steering and the balance of the vehicle can all be affected by a faulty alloy wheel. Let’s look at how this can happen, and how to locate and fix them. Read More»

How to Avoid Unexpected Tyre Failure

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There’s nothing worse than having a tyre fail on you unexpectedly. It can ruin your whole day, throw off your schedule, and even lead to a fatal accident if the timing is especially bad. Luckily, tyre failure doesn’t have to be an inevitable part of motoring life. Here are two of the most effective ways to prevent it from happening altogether. Check Air Pressure Regularly The tyres of your car will naturally deflate through simple daily use. Read More»