TPMS and your ‘low tire’ light: Everything you need to know.

Allow us to introduce you to that little yellow light on your dashboard, the exclamation point centered around a flattened circle. This small but mighty indicator is the tire pressure monitoring system, or TPMS, and it works hard to ensure that your tires are ready for the road. Your personal tire inspection source The TPMS […]

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Why buy tires from Auto Lab instead of a discount tire store?

We’ll Help You Save More Money in the Long Run When you’re ready for your next set of tires, Auto Lab is here to help you choose the best tires for your vehicle, your driving habits and your budget. Think you’ll save a bundle by going to a big box discount tire store instead? Here […]

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Why outfit your import car with winter tires?

You probably don’t plan on racing down the white-capped Alps in your Audi or burning rubber at the top of frigid Mount Fuji in your Toyota, but even in Libertyville, installing snow tires on your import automobile can be a hot idea for the cold weather. We understand the allure of “all-season tires”: No shelling out […]

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Why did my tire repair cost so much?

Question: I got a flat tire last weekend when I was leaving the Cubs game, and the tire repair cost $40! Why was it so much? Didn’t patching a tire used to cost $10?—Flattened in Libertyville, IL Answer: Well, times have changed. Gone are the days when patching a tire was a quick and easy repair […]

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A tire rotation is key to making your tires last longer.

Question: I get my car’s oil changed regularly, but often skip the tire rotation. A mechanic recently told me that my tires will wear faster if I don’t rotate them. Is that true?  Answer: The short answer to these questions is “yes” and “yes.” A tire rotation is indeed worth the time and money. When you […]

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Should I buy snow tires for my car this winter?

Why all-season tires may not be the best option for Chicago drivers All of our vehicles roll off the assembly line with the “all-season tires.” With a name like that, you’d think they’d be a good choice year-round. But in a real-world winter driving study conducted by Popular Mechanics, snow tires outperformed all-season tires by […]

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When is it time to buy new tires?

Are your tires road ready for the winter season? Since the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a snowier and unseasonably cold winter, there’s no time like the present to have your tires checked. While we don’t like to be reminded of the cold and snow quite yet, it’s so important that your tires are roadworthy anytime […]

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Warning signs you can’t ignore: Low tire pressure!

Before a young couple left for a weekend road trip, they filled up the gas tank, checked the oil, buckled in the kids and hit the road. They took their kids on fun afternoon trip to a pumpkin farm. When they stopped in for a recent service visit, they shared how the pumpkin farm trip […]

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