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Avoid Losing Your Grip on Winter Roads

Tires are made to do one thing--grip the road. Are your treads ready to see you through the winter?

How to Keep Your Ride Looking Sharp in Winter

Harsh road grime can damage exterior surfaces

A little time and effort now means far less work making the car look sharp when the days get longer this spring.

Three Ways to Make Tires Last Longer

An underinflated tire poses a safety risk and also wears out faster. Can you rely on tire warning lights in your dashboard? No really. Here's why.

The Missing Link: Give Your Tires a Firm, Steady Grip

Drivers throughout North America are already dusting off their snow chains. Technology has changed since the classic tire links were patented by Harry Weed in 1904.

See how the latest in tire traction can help keep your vehicle from sliding on snowy roads.

Brake Line Inspection Prevents Stopping Problems Down the Road

Brake lines enable that panicked emergency stop to end with a relieved sigh or nervous laughter instead of crumple and crunch.

The lines are integral but not indestructible, so routine inspections are crucial.

Even New Tires Get Road Weary Without A Little Attention

Make sure your tires grip the summer road

Tires tolerate a lot of stress, even on blistering summer roads. But they need a little nurturing to keep your family safe on all those upcoming road trips and weekend outings.

5 Reasons to Check Your Tires This Month

Traction improves with proper inflation

Tires don’t get much attention until something goes wrong--like sliding through an intersection during a heavy February storm.

Yet, a few moments of attention can help prevent disaster. After all, tires are one of your vehicle's most important safety components.

Don't let bad lenses lead you down a dark alley

Those bright bulbs in your headlights don’t help much if the plastic guarding them is cloudy and stained. Hazy lenses can dramatically reduce visibility, making night driving potentially hazardous.

Drivers turn to dash cams for video evidence during accidents

Dash cams become eye witness to driving incidents

Cameras similar to those worn by thrillseekers are finding their way to the dashboards of safety-conscious drivers.

“Dash cameras are helpful in hit-and-run collisions – or other situations where you’d want to get someone’s license plate,” said Johan-Till Broer of Garman, a Kansas-based electronics company that started making dash cameras this year.

Get a handle on dirty jobs with latest specialty brushes

Brushes wisk away dirt without scratching the surface

A towel and elbow grease aren't always the best choices for shining your vehicle.

Sometimes a brush is the right answer.

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