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How do 30 pounds of air in your tires hold up two tons of car? What’s the technology behind the tire and how do wheels work? Learn it all in the Car Wheels and Tires Channel.

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How can I make my tires last longer?

Since even the cheapest set of tires can add up quickly if you have to replace all four at one time, wouldn't it be nice to know how to make your tires last as long as possible? Here are a few helpful tips.


5 Warning Signs You Need New Tires

5 Warning Signs You Need New Tires

There are certain warning signs that let you know you need new tires. Learn about the 5 warning signs you need new tires at HowStuffWorks. See more »

5 Things to Look For in a New Tire

5 Things to Look For in a New Tire

There are certain things you should look for when shopping for a new tire. Learn about the 5 things to look for in a new tire at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Tire Traction Works

How Tire Traction Works

Tire traction plays a big role when it comes to tire safety. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn about how tire traction works. See more »

How Q Tires Work

How Q Tires Work

Q Tires feature retractable studs for winter driving. Find out how Q tires work, when they may be available, and what features they offer. See more »

How Self-regenerating Tire Tread Works

How Self-regenerating Tire Tread Works

Self-regenerating tire tread allows big rigs to go 30 percent farther on their tires. But will self-regenerating tire tread soon be found on your car too? See more »

What is an eLSD?

What is an eLSD?

An eLSD is an electronic limited slip differential that can provide superior handling. Learn more about an eLSD and which cars feature the technology. See more »

The Tire Quiz

The Tire Quiz

How much do you know about these contraptions of rubber, fabric and tread? Take the tire quiz to find out. See more »

How the Tweel Airless Tire Works

How the Tweel Airless Tire Works

The Tweel Airless Tire is Michelin's alternative to the pneumatic tire. Learn how the Tweel Airless Tire works and about Tweel advantages and problems. See more »

How Self-inflating Tires Work

How Self-inflating Tires Work

Self-inflating tires can change their PSI to adjust to road conditions. Learn about self-inflating tire systems and how they’re being adapted for consumers. See more »

Why don't they use normal air in race car tires?

Why don't they use normal air in race car tires? See more »