| Feb 18, 2011
| 7:32 AM
The standard spare tire may someday be a thing of the past.
Weight and space considerations, automotive styling and wireless communications are pushing some auto makers to put run-flat tires on their products as standard equipment. Or to provide the...
| Dec 18, 2010
City employees spent the past several weeks at the Burbank Recycle Center using some elbow grease on a stack of nearly 80 bicycles to distribute as gifts to needy families.
In preparation of the Burbank Salvation Army Toy and Food Distribution on Dec....
| Apr 8, 2012
| 11:13 AM
A man was charged and two Chicago police officers hospitalized after a car and foot chase late Saturday that started with the man firing shots in the Bridgeport neighborhood and ended when his car got a flat on the Far South Side.
| Dec 15, 2011
| 5:30 PM
A man accused of stealing toys from a collection barrel is now in custody, and cops are promising to replace the stolen toys.
Keith Napier, 49,was arrested by Sacramento and Suisun police on Wednesday.
Tuesday afternoon, Napier,...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 7:42 AM
That spare tire in your trunk may be going the way of the typewriter and transistor radio.
Automakers are selling more cars without an extra wheel to trim weight, boost gas mileage and shave a few bucks off their costs.
What happens if you get a flat?...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 11:55 AM
Some car manufacturers are dumping the spare tire to help their models lose weight and boost their gas mileage, according to this Los Angeles Times story.
The choice to equip cars with flat-fix kits or run-flat tires also lowers the manufacturer's...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 5:26 PM
Six alleged thieves were arrested late Friday after leading police on pursuits throughout the city in separate car thefts, officials said.
Twenty-year-old Mario Calderon of Colton, 22-year-old Isaac Tellez of Los Angeles and three teens, whose names...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 11:22 AM
Authorities say they are continuing to investigate the death of a 55-year-old Long Beach man who was struck and killed Saturday night while helping to change a flat tire on the Ventura (134) Freeway, although it appears to have been a “horrible...
| Oct 21, 2011
When you get a flat tire, you don't need to be the helpless person on the side of the road waiting to be rescued. John Nielsen, director of auto repair services at AAA, describes how to safely change a car tire.
Level of difficulty: Medium
| Oct 29, 2011
With an impending graduation and no job lined up, John Windsor sat in his apartment at St. Mary's College and listened to his old high school friend pitch him an idea of traveling across the country on a bike.'
Hours later that January night, Windsor and...
| Nov 14, 2011
A quick spin around the block won't cut it anymore.
Today's vehicles pack so much technology that savvy car buyers need to take a modern approach to the old-fashioned test drive. It's no longer enough to kick the tires and turn on the air conditioning....