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

National Tire Safety Week

Tire Safety Quiz for National Tire Safety Week

Test your tire safety knowledge with this series of tire safety questions — one for each day of National Tire Safety Week. National Tire Safety Week is an annual awareness campaign created by the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) to encourage drivers to do a little tire care and tire maintenance of the sake of their safety. May 24 through 30, RightTurn is quizzing our social media fans with a different … Continue reading

Car Apps to Track Everything from the Tires Up

No matter what smartphone you have, there are plenty of car apps to choose from. It’s just about using what’s most important, so you can be as safe and efficient on the road as possible. Let’s face it; keeping track of everything on your car is quite a challenge. Life gets in the way and suddenly you’re ignoring simple car maintenance tasks like checking your tire pressure. I know I … Continue reading

How to maintain a spare tire

How to Maintain and Care for a Spare Tire

When it comes to tire care and maintenance, do you know the big four? Pressure, alignment, rotation, and tread. But even if you’re diligent about these (you are, right?), there’s one thing too many drivers forget about when it comes to tire care. And it’s hiding in their trunk. The spare tire. Spare tires need some TLC too. And exactly what your spare tire needs will depend on what kind … Continue reading