Tire Pressure & Cold Weather

Tire pressure, cold weather — how are the two related? With most things in life, cold temps cause shrinkage. There are a few exceptions (water expands when freezing into ice, hot water shrinks clothes). But most things shrink when cold. This includes air, which also means the air in your tires. The inflation pressure of your tires is affected by temperature changes — by roughly 1 pound of pressure for … Continue reading

Would You Drive a Nuclear Car?

How about if it meant never needing to refuel it. Ever. Laser Power Systems, an energy company based in Connecticut, is working on a concept car that would run on thorium, a naturally occurring radioactive element. And it could make the act of filling up at the pump something that future generations read about in history books. This isn’t the first time that thorium has been proposed as a cheap, … Continue reading