Posts from ‘Tires’
Don’t be surprised if your vehicle’s Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) light comes on as winter weather arrives in earnest and the temperatures outside turn truly frigid. Most modern-day passenger-vehicle tires are supposed to be inflated to around 32 psi (pounds per square inch), but that pressure drops by roughly 1 psi for every 10-degree drop in ambient temperature.
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What parts of your car are recycled when its useful life comes to a close? A good number, actually. Here are 10 things that may come from your discarded vehicle. Note: This is just a partial list of the ways in which a discarded vehicle may be salvaged.
If you’re like most Americans right now, you’re not using your car much. You’re likely hunkered down at home, working from the couch, and doing as little in-person shopping as possible. And that’s good–we’re supposed to be limiting our contact with other folks during the shutdown, as strange as that might feel.
You probably haven’t seen much tire advertising lately, and there’s good reason for that. Modern tires typically last more than 50,000 miles, meaning most consumers don’t do all that much tire shopping.
The average American driver doesn’t spend much time thinking about their vehicle’s tires. At best, conscientious owners make sure their tires are properly inflated to the manufacturer-recommended air pressure, check that they’ve got sufficient tread depth with a “penny test,” and replace their tires before they’re completely worn out.
After nearly 50,000 miles of service, it was time to replace the tires on my wife’s 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe SE. My wife’s grandfather is a retired Firestone employee, so she wanted to stay “in the family” so to speak.