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blown out tires could be prevented through tire pressure monitoring

You already know that the risk of tires bursting increases in the summer months, but did you know that driving at high speeds can yield the same dangerous result as well? Why tires burst at high speeds High-speed driving leads to a greater chance of tire burst (aka tire blowout) …

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The cold season is almost over, and that means the warm season comes next. With this time of year comes vacations, fun in the sun, and travels to summer hotspots. Unfortunately, the extreme summer heat can be bad for tires, especially underinflated ones. When it gets really warm, driving on …

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Chevrolet Colorado Centennial Edition

While not all drivers will be a stickler with regards to the pressure in their tires, a leaking tire is something that must be addressed immediately. If a tire becomes overly deflated, it can become a danger to your personal safety as well as to the safety of other people …

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Maxxis

North Trend Marketing, the official distributor of Maxxis tires in the Philippines, recently launched four new tire models. Led by the new Maxxis Premitra HP5, the three other tire models launched are the Mecotra ME3 for cars and the Bravo HPM3 and Razr MT772 for crossovers and sport utility vehicles …

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Firestone

World-renowned tire brand Firestone has risen from the ashes as it returns nearly two decades after it was introduced by the same company that brought it here. Philippine Allied Enterprises Corporation (PAEC), the official distributor of Bridgestone in the Philippines, has recently reintroduced the brand, expressing firm belief that it …

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Micheli LTX Force

Michelin Philippines has launched the Michelin LTX Force, a new tire for SUVs and light trucks that “comes with the best of Michelin’s on- and off-road technologies for multi-purpose use on all types of terrain.” “On a global scale, the SUV tire segment is growing larger in strategic importance,” said …

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Hydroplaning

Now that the rainy season is in full swing, it’s time to practice better safety on the road, and one of the most hazardous issues you can encounter when the streets are wet is hydroplaning. What is it? How big of a problem does it pose? Understanding the problem and …

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Tire manufacturing at its current state is quite harmful to the environment. To make tires more durable, manufacturers use a filler called carbon black, a material made from petroleum byproducts. Unfortunately, carbon black production contributes to dangerous emissions. If the automotive world is serious about sustainability, then such products must …

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Our answer is no — unless you’re competing for the NASCAR Cup Series, or perhaps operating a Boeing aircraft. Otherwise, we think it’s just an impractical “placebo” for motorists who use their cars for daily work or travel. But we’re getting way ahead of ourselves here. For all we know, …

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Your tires are one of the most essential parts of your car and its condition could affect your car’s driving performance and mileage. Tires are also quite expensive, especially for SUVs and larger types of vehicles. Which begs the question, how can you maintain car tires without pouring in too …

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Tires are an important component of your car. It is the only part of your car which has contact with the road. For safety reasons, it is vital that you use the right tires, in the right condition and at the right inflation. You should get frequent maintenance check-ups to …

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