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New section on proper tire rotation for your car truck or SUV.

Ever wonder why you have to rotate your tires???

We have a new guide on tire rotation just posted !

Even if you dont do your own tire rotation, we offer some good advice on what to do when taking your car to a tire shop.

Posted: 22nd September 2009  |  Author: Kevin Schappell  |  Category: Site News, Wheels and Tires

Bad struts cause tire wear?

Question: How does bad shock absorbers and struts effect tires?



Bad struts or shocks will cause uneven wear on a tire due to the
shock/struts inability to properly control the motion of the wheels
under braking and over rough roads. There can also be alignment
issues as a strut wears, which will cause uneven wear on the tires too.


Posted: 17th September 2009  |  Author: Kevin Schappell  |  Category: Wheels and Tires

Wheels and Tires

We have added a new section to our AutoShop101 ! I have spent most of my high school and college life working at a garage changing wheels and tires.  So it’s a bit of a shock that it’s taken me this long to add a section on wheels and tires.  Check it out for more information about wheels and tires than you care to know !!!


Posted: 16th September 2009  |  Author: Kevin Schappell  |  Category: Site News

The Best Bug And Tar Remover For My Car?

I hate washing my car, but it has to be done sometimes, so this morning I grabbed my wash bucket and got ready to give the old girl a cleaning. But first, I remembered the product my Dad had brought back from his Turtle Wax Bloggers Conference, and figured I would try the Bug and Tar Remover since its been a while since I washed my Acura TL and the bugs were all over the front bumper and side mirrors.

Usually removing the bugs involves lots of scrubbing and a sore arm as a result. Well I grabbed the Turtle Wax Bug and Tar Remover, sprayed it on the bad spots and let it sit, while I cleaned the wheels and tires.

The first thing I noticed, was that this stuff clings to the car, and does not run off onto the driveway, even if you accidently get water on it.

I went about washing the car, from the top down, and when I got to the side mirrors, the bugs simply wiped off !!! I have never had bugs just wipe off, even when using another brand of bug a tar remover. I thought maybe this was a fluke and surely the bugs splattered on the front bumper would present more of a challenge.

By the time I had gotten to the front bumper, I was already tired from washing, but to my delight the bugs simply wiped off here too. I think I just found my favorite new car wash product.

After I finished washing the car, and dried it, I sat down and read the bottle, it actually explains in the directions to use AFTER you finish washing. I guess I used it wrong, but let me tell you, I have never had an experience like this before and will continue to soak the bugs BEFORE washing.

Here is a shot of the bottle so you know what to look for in your favorite auto parts store…



Posted: 7th September 2009  |  Author: Kevin Schappell  |  Category: Car Care

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