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  • These Four Simple Acts can Help Save You Money and Maybe the Earth
    These Four Simple Acts can Help Save You Money and Maybe the Earth
    Hard to believe that something so simple can have a profound impact in so many areas, but a regular check of your car’s tire pressures benefits you financially while improving the world around you. But how?A few basics (we’re not going...
  • Worn brake pad showing wear sound tab
    Click, whirr, squeak, sniff, squeal and thump: What's my car telling me?
    Back in high school, chances are good that your Driver's Ed instructor taught you all of the basics you needed to pass your written and on-the-road license tests. But keeping your car between the painted lines and curbs isn't all you need...
  • Scooting the Detroit potholes
    Scooting the Detroit Potholes
    After the winter that we had, this spring and summer is bringing us the worst road conditions that many riders have ever encountered. If it’s not a pot-hole filled road, it’s new and ongoing construction. Add in the normal...
  • Monro Mufflers
    Monro Muffler of Howard Street
    No matter what model automobile you drive, it is inevitable that one day your automobile will have mechanical problems. Should such misfortune happen it important to know your mechanic. Your mechanic should be someone that you trust. You and your...
  • Wake up your modern scooter
    Wake up your modern scooter - top five tips
    Spring is finally here and it’s time to get back on the road. Here are the top five things to check, verify and maintain for your winter-stored modern scooter. Start with you tires and fuel, and move on to your battery and some soapy water....
  • Tire Sidewall
    Tired
    Tires. The word conjures up images of high performance, low profile rubber wrapped around oversized rims or large knobbies on a big truck forging through mud. Most of us think of the rim (wheel) instead of the tire itself. What tires are on your...
  • A Charger named Christine
    Put it away right
    If you’re ready to pack it in for a long winter’s nap, let’s not forget the eye candy that’s left out in the garage. Once there’s salt on the road then the toys need to go back into the toy box for safe keeping. There...
  • Goodyear debuts new Kevlar tires for SUVs and light pickups
    Goodyear debuts new Kevlar tire for SUVs and light pickups
    If you own an SUV or light duty pickup truck, and with winter oncoming, it may be a good idea to check your tires to see if there’s sufficient snow-biting tread on them. And just because your vehicle has 4WD, if doesn’t mean you can go...
  • Under inflating tires
    Under inflating tires
    Very few drivers think much about their tire inflation. While tire pressure is one of the things that a car owner is supposed to check at least once a month, very few people do. Over time, air can slowly leak out of a tire, causing it to lose air...
  • Snowy car crash
    The six most important things you can do to winterize your car
    Winter driving can produce some rather severe demands on an automobile. Cold temperatures, rain, fog and snow all make driving more of a challenge than during the warm and sunny months. Breakdowns or accidents can be harrowing when the weather is...
  • Artquake poster
    The entertainment lineup for the Des Moines Social Club's Artquake is set
    The Des Moines Social Club is transforming the courtyard at their new home in the (former) firehouse (900 Mulberry Street) inDowntown Des Moines in preparation for their celebration of the local art and music scenes called Artquake. Artquake will...
  • Vaudeville Mews 1
    PBR Bar will host Mews Memorial Rage & Rot Party on May 26
    Vaudeville Mews' outdoor PBR Bar will host a big Memorial Day weekend event on Sunday, May 26. The PBR bar, located in the alley south of Vaudeville Mews, will hold the Mews Memorial Rage & Rot Party from 5 p.m. until midnight. The event...
  • Pirelli hard compound tire at Barcelona
    Formula One: 2013 Pirelli tire debate rolls on; future changes minimized
    The Formula One tire debate rolls on and, unlike the 2013 Pirelli compounds, the controversy shows no signs of premature degradation on the eve of crown jewel of the F1 calendar, the Monaco Grand Prix.Pirelli F1 tires were once harder. Currently...
  • Tires in a shop
    Keeping your car running smooth with National Tyres and Autocare
    Having great tires is important for saving gas and for safety on the road. People all around the world drive vehicles, which means they will need to replace tires every so often. Companies like National Tyres and Autocare is around to bring...
  • Wider 20-inch tire
    Making an informed choice when opting to buy wider or narrower tires
    Several new vehicles are available with the option to purchase a trim package or upgradehaving up to 20-inch tires. Shoppers seeking a new automobile benefit from knowing the advantages and disadvantages of selecting wider or narrower tires. It is...