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Tires: Four seasons versus Winter

There's more to winter tires than Gilbert drivers may think. Those days of clunky, tractor-like snow tires are long gone in AZ, replaced by high-tech winter tires with special rubber compounds and advanced tread designs. In Gilbert winter temperatures, the rubber in summer tires becomes hard and inflexible, and they don't grip the road as well. In contrast, winter tires use special rubber compounds that are more pliable when the thermometer drops below 45 degrees in AZ, giving you better road contact; so even if you don't get much snow, winter tires will really add to your cold weather safety in Gilbert. Winter tires may also use a micro-pore rubber compound that increases surface area so they can bite into ice and packed snow on Gilbert roads. The tread on winter tires needs to clear out water, snow and slush as the tire turns so it's ready to take another bite when it comes back in contact with the road. But summer tires can actually be dangerous b ... read more

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How to Repair Your Scratched Car Wheels

How to Repair Your Scratched Car Wheels

Have you scratched the wheels on your car? There’s not much more frustrating as a driver. It can be hard to find information about what to do if that happens even though there are countless tips on how you can keep the paint job and interior fresh. It seems silly that’s the case given how much damage car wheels are subjected to as part of urban driving. Parallel parking and going up and down the curb can really damage the rims on your wheels. Here’s how to repair your car wheels so you can save yourself a small fortune. What You Need Scratch filling primer Wheel paint in the same color as your wheels Some clear lacquer Paint thinner Bondo Spot Putty 240 and 400 grit sand paper A roll of masking tape What to Do Step 1: Start out by removing the wheel. If you’re going to leave it on then at least cover the care with a taped down piece of cloth to prevent paint splashing onto the car. Step 2: Next you need to clean the ... read more

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