TPMS Issues – Tire Pressure Monitoring System Troubleshooting

Tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) have been required in all vehicles beginning with model year 2008. If you have a newer car, you may already be familiar with TPMS. If low tire pressure is detected, a TPMS warning lamp lights up on the dashboard. That means one of your tires is flat. But if the TPMS light is always lit or turning on and off randomly, you may be experiencing … Continue reading

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Rough Road and Treadwear

When you are faced with a difficult task, it’s not uncommon that someone might say you have a “rough road ahead.” Because whatever it may be, it will have an effect on you. When you are driving, signs exist on the sides of roads everywhere to let you know to be cautious, since the road may end up affecting your car and how it functions. And if not your car, … Continue reading

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

How to avoid hydroplaning

How to Avoid Hydroplaning

You’ve heard of them all. Hot and cold, up and down, male and female, Batman and the Joker. You can’t have one without the other. The one that’s not so famous? Traction and hydroplaning. In order to hydroplane, you first need to have traction. Traction is the force that exists between the tires on your car and the pavement underneath them. When these two meet, you get forward motion. But … Continue reading

RightTurn’s Coolest Road Trip Ideas

With 2015 making the final turn, heading into the home stretch, it occurred to me that I need to use my vacation time and am open to road trip ideas. Not such a bad thing to have in your pocket this time of year! I didn’t know where to start so I asked around and heard some pretty great suggestions here at RightTurn based on the coolest road trips they’ve … Continue reading

3 Essentials to Bring on Summer Road Trip

So it’s summer and you’re ready to get up, get out, and enjoy a summer road trip with your family. Before you drop everything and get on the road, don’t drop the ball; remember, there are essentials for every successful summer road trip. I’d be a fool to tell you to bring a GPS system since you don’t really have a choice. You’ve got GPS on your phone, GPS in … Continue reading

The Tire Check-Up Guide for Summer Road Trips

Summer is here and it’s time to start thinking about summer road trips. But before you tie your luggage to the roof rack and head to Wally World, let’s back the car out of the garage first and kick the tires. Check tread depth – Tread depth is crucial to stopping, steering, and staying on the road. The better the tread, the better the traction. Don’t know how to check … 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

Taking Air out of the Tire Equation

Since 2005, Michelin has been developing a tire-wheel combo appropriately named the “Tweel.” With steel and rubber that form a strong and flexible structure, the Tweel possesses all the necessary qualities of regular tires but without the possibility of losing air. Currently, Tweels are being used for skid steers (you know — those mini, one-person tractors that have the cage around the driver) and commercial lawnmowers, which encounter flat tires … Continue reading