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KickingTiresMaserati is recalling 485 model-year 2012 versions of the GranTurismo and Quattroporte due to problems with the tire pressure monitoring system, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In the affected vehicles, a software error...
KickingTiresVolvo is recalling 300 model-year 2013 versions of the S80 sedan and XC70 wagon because of problems with the tire pressure monitoring system, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A software error may prevent the tire pressure...
If there’s any danger in reviewing the redesigned 2013 Nissan Altima, it would be missing the essence of the car while concentrating on its many innovative features. It’s the old “failure to see the forest for the trees”...
Last week’s column looked at the advantages of using winter tires this time of year. Now, let’s look at how you can go about making the switch from summer or all-season tires to winter tires. Make sure you have four matched tires on your...
Tags: Snow Storms, Car Tires
Fall is often associated with such pleasantries as back to school, beautiful foliage, a spooky Halloween and Thanksgiving feasts. What is often lost and forgotten are the safety hazards associated with the season while out on the roads. Fifty-six...
KickingTiresBesides being stylish, fuel-efficient and agile, the new 2013 Nissan Altima sedan also has plenty of clever features. One innovation, called "Easy-Fill Tire Alert," aims to maintain proper tire pressure in the Altima, Cars.com Editor Mike Hanley explains....
The push for tire pressure monitoring systems, required on all new cars and light trucks since 2008, can be traced to the Ford Firestone tire controversy in 2000. That's when the failures of the Explorer's Firestone tires first came to the public's...
We're not even halfway through 2012 but automakers are already introducing and selling 2013 models. Some interesting trends are emerging, as well as some clever new ideas, including several on the 2013 Nissan Altima. Start with the Easy-Fill tire...
Tags: Manufacturing and Engineering, Dodge, Toyota, Nissan, NASA
If someone told you your car wasn’t safe to drive, you wouldn’t keep driving it, would you? Yet one in four cars has a significantly underinflated tire—a serious safety risk. Underinflated tires contribute to thousands of crash-related...
KickingTiresDodge is recalling certain versions of its performance-oriented SRT8 sedans because of a glitch in the tire pressure monitoring system, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The systems in 303 SRT8 versions of the 2012...
Keeping tires properly inflated is vital to maintaining the right performance, safety and fuel economy guidelines for your car. It’s ironic, then, that something so important is often left to the driver’s discretion. The new mandatory tire...
Oct 18, 2012 |Blog| Cars.com
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Jan 31, 2012 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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