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

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Tires projects

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • Snow Tires vs. All Season Tires

    Snow tires outperform “all-season” tires under snowy and icy conditions. They’ll give you better traction, more stability in…

  • 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 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

    Don’t let that happen to you. The Family Handyman editor, Rick Muscoplat will show you how to prevent tire failure on your trailer, unless you…