About Ethan

Welcome to my blog.
My name is Ethan Burns. An ASE certified Master Mechanic, I have been with the Tire Rack since 2006. I have been repairing, restoring and customizing cars for over 30 years.
Over the years I have owned a multitude of automobiles and used numerous wheels and tires on each. Some great, some not so great.

While employed here at the Tire Rack I have driven on more tires in three months than all the tires on all the cars in my life. I am here to offer you these expereinces.
What took me 30 years to learn is now yours free in the following blogs.
So grab a cup of coffee. I'll be here when you get back.


Thursday, March 28, 2013 by CristianM

Hey Ethan,

Was great to read a few articles of yours. I'm currently in a jam. Perhaps you might be able to help, seeing as you have some years of experience with tires under your belt.

Can summer performance tires (in this particular case of mine, Michelin Pilot Sport 3, 19") lose all their properties when used in less than 40F (5 Celsius) outside temperature ?

I changed them a little early this year, and I am experiencing a severe from of tramlining, even on the slightest bump in the road. Usually on the smallest irregularities on the surface of the road.

The tires performed great last summer. So just wanted your input about the cold weather part.

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