Everything You Need to Know About Tires
Do You Need New Tires?
You need to be aware of three things when deciding if you need new tires: tread wear, exposure to the elements and tire age.
Keeping the correct air pressure in your tires helps your tires last longer, helps your car handle better and safer, and helps you save money on fuel. You may use the tool below to view the manufacturer recommended inflations for standard sized tires on your vehicle.
The load index indicates the load-carrying capacity of a tire. In other words, it tells you how much weight your tire can support.
The speed rating of a tire indicates the speed category (or range of speeds) at which the tire can carry a load under specified service conditions.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
TPMS is an electronic system that alerts you with a dashboard indicator light when your car’s tire pressure falls to the point of needing inflation.
Purchasing and Mounting Tires
Generally, new tires provide increased resistance to hydroplaning due to their full tread depth. With new tires on the rear, an oversteer skidding condition may be more easily avoided.