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Custom Wheels and Tires for Your Livonia Ride

Your browser does not support the video tag.   It seems like everywhere you go in the Livonia area you see custom wheels. Big trucks, little cars, mini-vans - it doesn't matter - are expressing themselves with custom wheels. Some MI auto owners want smaller tires and wheels - some want la... Read More

Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

Your browser does not support the video tag. Livonia drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation.When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern. If a front... Read More

Below 45 Degrees in Livonia: Consider Winter Tires

Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Livonia drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for “all-season” radials. MI drivers ran out and bou... Read More

Automotive Tips from Auto Lab Livonia: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Repair or Replace? That’s a question Livonia drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the shoul... Read More

Under Pressure in Livonia: TPMS

Your browser does not support the video tag. Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Livonia, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 m... Read More

Winter Tires

What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of Livonia driver's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees.Twenty years ago in MI, winter tires differed from highway tires only in their tr... Read More

How Much is Enough for Livonia Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

Your browser does not support the video tag. Most Livonia drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that “bald” tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we tak... Read More

Automotive Tips from Auto Lab Livonia: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

When Livonia drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems.I... Read More

Automotive Tips from Auto Lab Livonia: Tire Replacement Overview

Tires are an expensive purchase, so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Livonia drivers. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire determines how well it will stop, start and steer – especially in wet conditions. 4/32th of an inch (3.2 mm) of... Read More

Tire Tread Depth for Livonia, MI Drivers

Your browser does not support the video tag. Driving on bald tires is like playing roulette. Though you may be fine today, eventually your luck is going to run out.The Feds don't have any laws for tread depth, but 42 of the states, and all of Canada, do have regulations. They consider 2/... Read More

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