Tire How To’s

Air Pressure Check

Not having the proper tire pressure can lead to tire failure, or even accidents. It’s good practice to check your tire pressure at least once a month. Our team wants to ensure that your tires have the right pressure all year long, stop in today to get your tire pressure checked for free!

Included:

  • Tire pressure checked in all tires
  • Necessary pressure adjustments

Tread Wear

Do you know how to compare tires with their different makes or by looking between various tire lines? We recommend to all of our customers to check out the Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG) System. On every tire, you’ll find the UTQG grade and also on the paper that is attached when tires are first purchased.

If you tire has a treadwear grade of 400 you should expect your tires life to be about twice as long as a tire with a 200-treadwear grade. As a rule, the higher the number, the longer the life. If you’re using this standard, be sure only to use it within the same brand; some manufacturers use slightly different criteria.

You won’t find the estimated mileage life molded on the tires because the life of a tire will vary by type of vehicle, the various types of roads they’re used on, climate, and your driving style. When you purchase new tires, most of them come with a mileage warranty which gives you the estimated number of miles the tire company anticipates you to be able to drive them on.

Tires and their traction levels can vary on importance level depending on the types of roads and climate you will be taking your vehicle on. Each brand grades their tires on their traction level by AA, A, B, and C. AA is going to provide you with the best traction control, and then the grades following will have a harder time stopping on wet surfaces.

The different temperatures your tires will be able to sustain are checked by their Temperature Grade which is how well the tire can resist and dissipate heat. The grades are either an A, B, or C; A being the coolest running graded tire. When you purchase a C-rated tire that means it meets the minimum standard of federal performance. Tires are graded when they have the correct air pressure Being more knowledgeable about Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG) System System can help you pick the best tire for your needs. If you have any questions about tire grades, one of our specialists can help you find the set for you.

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