Signs of spring in Minnesota are blossoming into big holes in the pavement. Long deep freezes followed by quick thaws are the perfect ingredients for what one road official is calling a “killer pothole season.” A pothole doesn’t need to be deep or enormous to cause damage to a tire or a car’s suspension system.
We are still in the thick of winter weather and your car might not be dealing with the elements as well as it was at the start of the season. But if you haven’t been taking great care of your car so far, it isn’t too late. Nina Moini talked with Bobby & Steve’s Auto World operations leader Allen Sando.
Sgt. Paul Paulos of the St. Paul Police Department talks with Dave Lee. Click the link to listen back to the podcast.
A lot of drivers are pulling into tire repair shops with flat tires or tires that have suddenly had the air pressure drop. It’s due to the extreme cold, and it’s dangerous. Inside Tires Plus in St. Anthony Village, it has the feel of an emergency room: Cars and trucks hoisted up on lifts and tires under inspection. If your tire pressure is too low, you have less control of your vehicle. “It’s very important to check your air pressure once a month. A lot of data says twice a month. Because of the temperature fluctuations, you need to maintain that proper air pressure,” Matt Johnson, the Tires Plus manager, said.
Minneapolis Police say they are investigating after more than 30 tires were slashed in north Minneapolis overnight.
This weekend’s snow was a rude awakening for many drivers. And lots of people will find themselves in body shops in the coming days.
Crews were still battling a large industrial fire in North Minneapolis Friday morning that was visible to motorists on nearby Interstate 94.
Police are investigating after $200,000 worth of semi-truck, bus, pick-up truck and passenger care tires were stolen from a Pomp’s in Lino Lakes, Minn.
With skyrocketing gas prices, some say carpooling and biking may not be the only ways to lessen the pain of paying at the pump. They recommend nitrogen in tires.
There are more than 11,000 cubic yards of the shredded tires waiting to be used as light weight fill to strengthen soggy soils under a shifting Hanson Boulevard in Andover.