Tag: wheel


How to Clean Aluminum Wheels

Many modern vehicles are equipped with aluminum alloy wheels, generally made from a combination of nickel and aluminum. These wheels are known for being lighter than steel, and they can...Read more


How to Detail Your Car’s Exterior: Get a Showroom Shine with These Key Detailing Tips

National Car Care Month, which is celebrated every April, acts as a reminder to take care of all aspects of your vehicle—including the exterior. Although many owners think a quick...Read more


Do You Need an Alignment After Replacing Shocks and Struts?

Every so often, car owners are faced with the task of replacing their shocks and strut assemblies to ensure proper ride height and maximum ride comfort. While knowing when to...Read more


Steel vs. Alloy Wheels

Steel or alloy wheels—how do you know which one is right for your vehicle? These two options are the most common types of rims used in cars today. Each type...Read more


The Essential College Readiness Automotive Checklist for Parents

It's back-to-school season and you're about to hand your college bound son or daughter the keys to the old family car. It's been a trusted car for many years, but...Read more


20 Ways to Beat Old Man Winter

Many believe spring and summer are the best times to wash and wax our cars, which is true for us, but not necessarily our cars. The season that destroys cars...Read more


Common Questions Asked by Motorists

Q: Every once in a while I can hear a squeak or metal grinding noise coming out of the front wheels. It happens mostly at low speeds while turning. When...Read more


A Short Course on Wheel Alignment

In its most basic form, a wheel alignment consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other. The...Read more


Alignment and Balance

Wheel alignment and Wheel Balancing are two totally different things, but many people often get them confused. In a nutshell, wheel alignment consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels...Read more

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