A Brief History of Custom Wheels

September 23rd, 2015
Custom wheels are everywhere today, but did you ever give much thought to how they were developed over the years? 
 
To trace the history of the custom wheel, you have to go back to the years after WWII. During the war, piston engine performance had advanced greatly with aircraft, and in the following years stock car racing went from a ragtag bunch of moonshine runners to becoming an organized sport. As early hot rodders and racers looked for ways to squeeze more performance out of their vehicles, their attention turned to wheels and suspensions. Early steel wheels were usually designed with two pieces of pressed steel welded or riveted into a single unit. Lighter-weight wheels would red ...[more]
  Tags: tires, wheels, custom wheels
  Posted in: Tires 101

Don't Be Scared By Auto Repair - Fall Car Care Tips

September 16th, 2015
As Halloween quickly approaches, the spookiest time of the year is right around the corner with plenty of goblins and ghosts to frighten even the most cheerful souls. However, nothing is more frightening than unwanted vehicle malfunctions or foreseeable failures. Prevent excessive auto repair situations with useful tips on Halloween driver safety coupled with careful driving habits to keep any vehicle rolling through this season. Through proper maintenance and inspections, auto repair does not have to be scary; instead find safety in proper vehicle operations with improved handling, fuel efficiency and mobility.
 
In preparation for winter, fall auto repair is important for both ma ...[more]
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101