Tires

Extend the life of your tires, know when to buy new ones and make some repairs yourself.

Buying a Car Jack and Jack Stands

Buy the semi-pro quality jack and jack stands for strength, safety and easy operation. They're well worth the small extra investment.

Tires projects

  • Learn About Tires

    Ever heard of tire pressure sensors? Or directional tires? Learn what they are and why they're important, along with other facts, tips and…

  • Truck & SUV Tire Buying Guide

    Replacement light truck (LT)tires are expensive, so itpays to shop several tire storesand online sellers for a good deal.Photo: Getty…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • How to Buy Tires

    When buying tires do your homework. Consider your priorities like traction in snow and rain, tread wear rating, noise, handling and other key…

  • Car Maintenance: Make Your Tires Last

    One of the most critical maintenance chores for cars is checking the tires regularly. You'll save money and extend the life of your tires.

  • How to Measure Tire Tread

    The Family Handyman automotive expert, Rick Muscoplat, will show you how to measure tire tread on your vehicle so you'll know when you need to…

  • How to Change a Bicycle Tire

    Follow these simple steps for replacing a punctured bicycle tube. You can even fix the flat on the go if you have a spare tube, tire levers and…

  • Fix a Leaking Tire Valve Stem

    Fix a leaky tire valve in five minutes using an inexpensive valve core tool and replacement cores.

  • Change a Tire: Two Jacks Make it Easy

    Lift your trailer wheel by pulling it onto these jacks. It's quick and easy. No moving parts.

  • Service Your Spare Tire Carrier

    Loosen and lubricate a corroded spare tire lift so you can get to your spare tire when you need it.

  • When to Replace Trailer Tires

    You see trailers broken down on the side of the road all the time. Don’t let that happen to you. The Family Handyman editor, Rick Muscoplat will…