Good Questions: Flat Tires, Gov. Swearing In, & NFL FinesEvery Friday, we like to answer some of the emails you've send to us throughout the week. This week, you wanted to know about NFL fines, flat tires why does the Governor have to be sworn in again?
Reports: Counterfeit Chinese Tires May Be Selling Under US Brand NamesAn investigation by Consumer Reports has discovered that a Chinese company may be selling counterfeit tires in the US under a brand name that consumers trust.
Guy On A Bike: Winter CyclingWe're still two weeks away from stuffing ourselves with turkey, followed by tryptophan-induced naps on the couch, and yet many of us have put away the bicycles for the year. With snow possible from October to April, Minnesotans have one of two choices: bike only half of the year, or learn to ride in the winter months.
Good Question: How Should Drivers Handle Potholes?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.
3 Tips To Protect Your Car From Winter RepairsWe 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.
1-9-14 Brazen St. Paul Thieves Discussed On The Morning News With Dave LeeSgt. Paul Paulos of the St. Paul Police Department talks with Dave Lee. Click the link to listen back to the podcast.
Keep Your Tires Working Their Best In Harsh ColdA 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.
Police: 30-Plus Tires Slashed In Minneapolis Minneapolis Police say they are investigating after more than 30 tires were slashed in north Minneapolis overnight.
Tires Really Matter When It Comes To Winter DrivingThis 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 Battle Large Fire In North MinneapolisCrews were still battling a large industrial fire in North Minneapolis Friday morning that was visible to motorists on nearby Interstate 94.
$200K Worth Of Tires Stolen From Lino Lakes Pomp'sPolice 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.
Good Question: Does Nitrogen Help Fuel Efficiency?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.