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What are the Different Types of Tire Wear?

What are the Different Types of Tire Wear?

If you've driven or owned a car for a while, you've most likely noticed that its tires don't last forever. With usage over time, your tires naturally wear down. Sometimes, they can even wear down in various patterns. Here's a quick overview of the different types of tire wear: Cupping: Cupped tires have scoop-like appearances in random spots. This type of uneven wear pattern is typically caused by suspension problems or improper tire inflation. Scalloped: Scalloped tires have raised areas that look wavy. This type of unevenness is often brought about by improper tire inflation. Please be sure to fill up your tires to their appropriate psi. Inner Wear: Inner wear means that there's more wear on the inner side of your tires, and it is commonly found to be linked to alignment problems. To fix this problem, please have your tire alignment checked. Outerwear: Outerwear, as it implies, occurs when the outer edges of the tires wear down quicker than the inside. This ty ... read more

Understanding an Electric Vehicle

Understanding an Electric Vehicle

What do all these acronyms mean?ICE – Internal Combustion Engine ( You go to a gas station to fill up) – Most cars HEV – Hybrid Electric Vehicle ( Has a gasoline engine + a battery) – Toyota Prius PHEV – Plug In Hybrid Electric Vehicle ( Gasoline engine with a plug in chargeable battery) – Chev Volt EV – Electric Vehicle ( No gasoline engine, just functions on a battery) Nissan Leaf BEV – Battery Electric Vehicle ( Our industry confusing people, same as EV) Chev Bolt / Nissan Leaf The Basics ICE engine no need to explain. PHEV electric vehicles  also have a combustion engine that can act as a generator, which in turn charges the battery for more range. In this case you have a combustion car that also has a small battery and relatively weak electric motor that can turn the wheels in fully electric mode for a f ... read more

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