Of the many great things about summertime, few match the fun of a family road trip. Before you hook up that new boat or camper, or hit the road with your family or friends in your car, SUV, pickup, or RV, take the time to review these summer travel safety tips.
Often confused with wheel alignment, a properly balanced wheel is a beautiful, perfectly tuned wheel-tire combination. This is accomplished by placing measured lead weights on the opposite side of the “heavy spot”—the noticeable tread wear on your unbalanced tire.
Beyond their obvious round and black traits, tires are paragons of mystery. But tires evolve as quickly as cars do, so there’s always something new to learn. Here we present the latest trends and technologies, plus some engineering truths that you’ve likely never heard before.