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Driving and buying tires in Maryland

Welcome to Maryland, the Old Line State! Are you a local or planning an exciting holiday? It’s famous for its blue crabs and is home to the Baltimore Ravens and Washington Commanders. United Tires has created this guide just for you. It covers what you can expect in terms of driving conditions throughout the year, important road rules, unwritten laws, picturesque scenic routes, winter and studded tires laws, seasonal tire changeovers, sourcing new and used tires, and much, much more.
Having one of the largest used tire inventories in the online world, Utires.com is your “24-hour tire shop in Maryland”. We offer a selection of over 60,000 affordable new and used tires, ready to be delivered directly to your home or office doorstep! Take advantage of our free FedEx Home Delivery Service, with orders shipped the same business day if placed before 2 p.m.
If you need any assistance, don’t hesitate to contact our 24/7 customer support: just call toll-free at 1-888-566-6214 or click the Live Chat button on our website.

 

 

Maryland tire shops and key auto facilities

Maryland tire shops and key auto facilities
Maryland tire shops and key auto facilities
10925 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, MD 20705, United States
10925 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, MD 20705, United States
39.0323953
-76.9101324
Maryland tire shops and key auto facilities
Maryland tire shops and key auto facilities
6675 Marie Curie Dr, Elkridge, MD 21075, United States
6675 Marie Curie Dr, Elkridge, MD 21075, United States
39.186369
-76.7958337
Maryland tire shops and key auto facilities
Maryland tire shops and key auto facilities
7077 Arundel Mills Cir, Hanover, MD 21076, United States
7077 Arundel Mills Cir, Hanover, MD 21076, United States
39.1563444
-76.7327746
Maryland tire shops and key auto facilities
Maryland tire shops and key auto facilities
9919 Pulaski Hwy, Middle River, MD 21220, United States
9919 Pulaski Hwy, Middle River, MD 21220, United States
39.3589137
-76.4490299
Maryland tire shops and key auto facilities
Maryland tire shops and key auto facilities
575 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060, United States
575 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060, United States
39.1967534
-76.6009683
costco
Costco Tires Glenarden Maryland
2400 Five Lees Ln, Glenarden, MD 20706, United States
2400 Five Lees Ln, Glenarden, MD 20706, United States
38.9237795
-76.8539599
costco
Costco Tires Gaithersburg Maryland
880 Russell Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879, United States
880 Russell Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879, United States
39.1558507
-77.2166569
costco
Costco Tires Frederick Maryland
10 Monocacy Blvd, Frederick, MD 21704, United States
10 Monocacy Blvd, Frederick, MD 21704, United States
39.4017338
-77.411847
costco
Costco Tires Brandywine Maryland
16006 Crain Hwy, Brandywine, MD 20613, United States
16006 Crain Hwy, Brandywine, MD 20613, United States
38.6702314
-76.8744649
costco
Costco Tires Wheaton Maryland
11160 Veirs Mill Rd, Wheaton, MD 20902, United States
11160 Veirs Mill Rd, Wheaton, MD 20902, United States
39.0359602
-77.0527884
walmart
Walmart Auto Center Baltimore
112 Carroll Island Rd, Baltimore, MD 21220, United States
112 Carroll Island Rd, Baltimore, MD 21220, United States
39.3365764
-76.4033549
walmart
Walmart Auto Center Baltimore
407 George Clauss Blvd, Severn, MD 21144, United States
407 George Clauss Blvd, Severn, MD 21144, United States
39.1464655
-76.6488747
walmart
Walmart Auto Center Baltimore
7081 Arundel Mills Cir, Hanover, MD 21076, United Statess
7081 Arundel Mills Cir, Hanover, MD 21076, United States
39.1555941
-76.7345783
walmart
Walmart Auto Center Baltimore
3601 Washington Blvd, Arbutus, MD 21227, United States
3601 Washington Blvd, Arbutus, MD 21227, United States
39.2484595
-76.669847
walmart
Walmart Auto Center Baltimore
2399 North Point Blvd, Dundalk, MD 21222, United States
2399 North Point Blvd, Dundalk, MD 21222, United States
39.2853198
-76.5006069
walmart
Walmart Auto Center in Salisbury
409 N Fruitland Blvd, Salisbury, MD 21801, United States
409 N Fruitland Blvd, Salisbury, MD 21801, United States
38.3282424
-75.6126314
walmart
Walmart Auto Center in Salisbury
2702 N Salisbury Blvd, Salisbury, MD 21801, United States
2702 N Salisbury Blvd, Salisbury, MD 21801, United States
38.4170907
-75.5717056
walmart
Walmart Auto Center in Frederick
2421 Monocacy Blvd, Frederick, MD 21701, United States
2421 Monocacy Blvd, Frederick, MD 21701, United States
39.4493412
-77.3924077
walmart
Walmart Auto Center in Frederick
7400 Guilford Dr, Frederick, MD 21704, United States
7400 Guilford Dr, Frederick, MD 21704, United States
39.3963432
-77.4133939
walmart
Walmart Auto Center in Landover Hills
6210 Annapolis Rd, Landover Hills, MD 20784, United States
6210 Annapolis Rd, Landover Hills, MD 20784, United States
38.9429776
-76.9101324
walmart
Walmart Auto Center in Clinton
8745 Branch Ave, Clinton, MD 20735, United States
8745 Branch Ave, Clinton, MD 20735, United States
38.7722802
-76.8917596
walmart
Walmart Auto Center in La Plata
40 Drury Dr, La Plata, MD 20646, United States
40 Drury Dr, La Plata, MD 20646, United States
38.550531
-76.9846764
walmart
Walmart Auto Center in California
45485 Miramar Way, California, MD 20619, United States
45485 Miramar Way, California, MD 20619, United States
38.2933697
-76.5051761
walmart
Walmart Auto Center in Pocomoke City
2132 Old Snow Hill Rd, Pocomoke City, MD 21851, United States
2132 Old Snow Hill Rd, Pocomoke City, MD 21851, United States
38.07268
-75.5562418
walmart
Walmart Auto Center in Hampstead
2320 No, Hanover Pike, Hampstead, MD 21074, United States
2320 No, Hanover Pike, Hampstead, MD 21074, United States
39.6376695
-76.8702033
walmart
Walmart Auto Center in Sykesville
6400A Ridge Rd, Sykesville, MD 21784, United States
6400A Ridge Rd, Sykesville, MD 21784, United States
39.3989825
-76.9367553
walmart
Walmart Auto Center in Mt Airy
209 E Ridgeville Blvd, Mt Airy, MD 21771, United States
209 E Ridgeville Blvd, Mt Airy, MD 21771, United States
39.3669105
-77.1645731
walmart
Walmart Auto Center in Germantown
20910 Frederick Rd, Germantown, MD 20876, United States
20910 Frederick Rd, Germantown, MD 20876, United States
39.1987759
-77.2547376
walmart
Walmart Auto Center in Oakland
13164 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550, United States
13164 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550, United States
39.422186
-79.3932659
walmart
Walmart Auto Center in North East
75 NE Plaza, North East, MD 21901, United States
75 NE Plaza, North East, MD 21901, United States
39.6098928
-75.9537744
walmart
Walmart Auto Center in Elkton
1000 E Pulaski Hwy, Elkton, MD 21921, United States
1000 E Pulaski Hwy, Elkton, MD 21921, United States
39.6032546
-75.7951115
walmart
Walmart Auto Center in Hagerstown
17850 Garland Groh Blvd, Hagerstown, MD 21740, United States
17850 Garland Groh Blvd, Hagerstown, MD 21740, United States
39.6580994
-77.7513309
walmart
Walmart Auto Center in Cumberland
12500 Country Club Mall Rd, La Vale, MD 21502, United States
12500 Country Club Mall Rd, La Vale, MD 21502, United States
39.624928
-78.8372457
The Classic Motor Museum
The Classic Motor Museum
102 E Marengo St, St Michaels, MD 21663
102 E Marengo St, St Michaels, MD 21663
38.7811681
-76.2232359
Baltimore Streetcar Museum
Baltimore Streetcar Museum
1901 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD, 21211, United States
1901 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD, 21211, United States
39.3117436
-76.6224754
Maryland International Raceway
Maryland International Raceway
27861 Budds Creek Rd, Mechanicsville, MD 20659, United States
27861 Budds Creek Rd, Mechanicsville, MD 20659, United States
38.3968389
-76.8438622
Garrett County Museum of Transportation
Garrett County Museum of Transportation
108 E Liberty Street, Oakland, MD 21550, United States
108 E Liberty Street, Oakland, MD 21550, United States
39.4100348
-79.4104617
B&O Railroad Museum
B&O Railroad Museum
901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223
901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223
39.2856395
-76.6347055
Chesapeake Bay Bridge
Chesapeake Bay Bridge
Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Annapolis, MD 21409
Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Annapolis, MD 21409
38.9906626
-76.3733533

 

Did You know

Did you know that?..

Maryland is home to America’s oldest and most esteemed railroad!

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) first opened for business in 1830 and was the nation's first common carrier railroad. Not only the first to commute people, but it was also the first to publish a timetable, and to receive a government contract for carrying mail in 1838. The year 1895 saw the B&O become the very first to implement an electric locomotive, and finally, in 1931, reveling in modernization, it was the first railroad in history to operate a completely air-conditioned car!

 

 

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Automotive Maryland at a glance

Automotive Maryland at a glance
Automotive Maryland at a glance
Maryland is a Mid-Atlantic state and also the 9th smallest in America. It's home to three distinct terrains; mountains to rolling hills and farmlands, wetlands, and coastal beaches. Maryland is the 5th most populated state and came in 12th place for having the best roads.

Automotive manufacturing history

Circa 1907, the Sinclair-Scott Company started manufacturing 4-seat roadsters and larger 5-seat touring vehicles. Based in Baltimore, they dubbed their vehicle “The Maryland”. Over the next two years, Limousines and town cars were added to their repertoire. Sinclair-Scott, who only started making cars due to a debt owed from one of its valued customers, decided to stop production only 3 years later in 1910 due to a lack of profits from this new venture. After 871 Marylands has been constructed, selling between $2500 to $3200 (that's $75,398 in modern times) the company returned to its previous profession of manufacturing food canning machinery and simple car parts.

One of the world's most terrifying bridges

And once the longest!

In fact, not only is the Chesapeake Bay Bridge the 9th scariest crossing in the world. When it was constructed back in 1952, at 4.3 miles long it was also the longest continuous steel-based overwater bridge in the world! It connects rural eastern shores with its urbanized shores in the west, stands 186 feet tall at the highest point, and takes around 25 minutes to cross each way.

Not for the faint-hearted

Many motorists are terrified of crossing this due to the bridge having very low and flimsy guard rails, and there is no hard shoulder like normal roads so there is no place to stop. Plus, being over such a huge expanse of water leaves the bridge and its commuters at the mercy of wild and wet weather conditions, of which there are plenty. 15 vehicles have tragically fallen from the bridge, most of them tractor-trailers, and when windy or cloudy weather sets in, you are unable to see either shore for a great stretch or the road. In fact, this bridge is so scary for some, they hire drivers to commute their cars across it…

Street racing is still very much a thing

When dusk settles across the streets of Baltimore, illegal street racing enthusiasts convene in places for thrilling sights. With a huge number of sports and racing car lovers living in this vibrant city, even though it's full of speedways and dedicated racing tracks, you still might find yourself on the edge of an exciting rubber-burning street race with some of Baltimore's stunning performance cars. Although outlawed, and perpetrators even receiving jail time if caught, it seems the thrill of it all just can’t be let go by some truly die-hard aficionados. Burn too much rubber off during your last race? You’ll find all sorts of racing tires in stock here at United Tires, as well as drag racing and an abundance of performance tires to suit every vehicle and track type.

Speedway thrills

The Free State is home to several racing tracks, so whether you are a fan of sprint or stock cars, drag racing, motocross, karting, indoor tracks, or even want to test drive or experience a passenger seat adrenaline-inducing ride-along in exotic cars, you can easily do it all in the free state!
The extensive collection of speedways, drag ways, and raceways will have even the most devoted racers spoilt for choice as to where to race their ride next. Covering every single track type from dirt to asphalt, natural terrain courses, mudding tracks, concrete drags, and indoor tracks to boot. In need of some used competition or ultra-high-performance tires for your day on the tracks? United tires have all of these in stock as well as mud terrain tires and all-terrain tires for the more challenging ventures!

Off-roading endeavors

Love to get out of the concrete jungle and take your ride through some rugged terrain? Did you know that Maryland is home to some top-notch off-road tracks? Well, now you do! In the South East, you’ll find Assateague Island Beach Trails and Budds Creek Motorcross Park, whereas in the west you’ve got Burkholder Road ORV Trail, MotoCove ATV Trail, and St. John's Rock ORV Trail to name but a few! Do you drive an SUV or crossover? Great! Utires.com provides an excellent range of off road and all terrain tires for your 4x4, as well as ATVs, and light trucks. Plus, if you decide to make a weekend of it and get yourself camping at the site as well, we can even help you out with RV and trailer tires in the Old Line state, to ensure the smoothest ride to and from your off-roading destination.

Maryland International Auto Show

The MD International Auto Show takes place in the city of Baltimore and showcases a wide selection of brand-new models and top-of-the-range cars. You’ll find over 350 new rides including cars, trucks, SUVs, crossovers, alternative fuel vehicles, plus stunning exotic cars and a huge luxury car lineup. Vendors include the likes of Jeep, Ford, Porsche, Chrysler, BMW, Dodge, Fiat, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Audi, Infiniti and so many more!
If you love cars, then this is a great event to check out! You can learn everything there is to know about the newest technology and even test drive a huge range of newly released vehicles including Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Charger, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Ram 1500 Limited, Jeep® Cherokee, and Ram 2500 Limited to list a small few!

Museum of Transportation

Housing a collection of buggies, classic cars, sleighs, carriages, firetrucks, and even an original 1950s sailboat, the Garrett County Museum of Transportation is located in the charming city of Oakland. It is dedicated to depicting the evolution of transportation, and does this with its incredible range of vehicles, including a 1960s snowmobile! Hours are seasonal, so it's always handy to check opening times when you decide to visit, so you don’t miss out on this little gem.

The Classic Motor Museum

St Micheal’s, MD is home to The Classic Motor Museum which is an automotive museum with a twist! It’s known as a “living” museum. Meaning, that the exhibits are on rotation, so new displays and vehicles are on show all the time. They have amazing cars in mint condition from days gone by, like a 1917 Maxwell and a 1931 American LaFrance Firetruck!

Streetcar Museum

Baltimore is home to its very own streetcar museum with streetcars dating circa 1888 on permanent display. You can learn all about the history of Baltimore's public transit heritage, plus, if you are a local you can step up and volunteer to help guide tours or even repair old streetcars! The museum is only open on Sundays, and seasonally on Saturdays.

And the best part?

They regularly host a Car & Coffee meet in the parking lot, where classic car collectors and enthusiasts gather with their sweet rides. So not only do you get to enjoy what vehicles the museum has displayed that day, but you can also muse over the extra offerings and chat with the proud owners. Who knows you might even be able to arrange a spin in one of the beauties!

 

Choosing the right tires for driving in Maryland?

 

Where to buy new tires in Maryland?

While driving through the hilly regions and big cities of “Little America”, you are spoilt for choice with where to buy new tires for your vehicle. No matter if you looking for studded, high performance tires, or cheap new tires in Maryland! There are reputable superstores like Walmart and Costco scattered throughout the region, that offer competitive prices and good service. Not to mention countless privately owned and operated new tire shops.
However, another fantastic place to shop for new tires is online! At Utires.com we stock a wide range of new tires at competitive prices for all your driving needs. You can enjoy the convenience of shopping from home at the time most suitable for you, and then enjoy fast and free FedEx shipping right to the front door of your MD home or office.
You can search United Tires by tire type, like passenger, highway, or pretty much every type of new tires. When you shop with us, you benefit from our 1-year hassle-free return policy: if you change your mind, you can ship your tires back to us within a year and get a full refund.

Costco Tire Centers

 

Tires in Baltimore Maryland
  • 7077 Arundel Mills Cir, Hanover, MD 21076
  • 9919 Pulaski Hwy, Middle River, MD 21220

 

Tires in Glen Burnie Maryland
  • 575 E Ordnance Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

 

Tires in Gaithersburg Maryland
  • 880 Russell Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

 

Tires in Frederick Maryland
  • 10 Monocacy Blvd, Frederick, MD 21704

 

Tires in Laurel Maryland
  • 10925 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, MD 20705

 

Tires in Waldorf Maryland
  • 16006 Crain Hwy, Brandywine, MD 20613

 

Tires in Bethesda Maryland
  • 11160 Veirs Mill Rd, Wheaton, MD 20902

 

Tires in Columbia Maryland
  • 6675 Marie Curie Dr, Elkridge, MD 21075

Walmart Auto Centers

 

Tires in Baltimore Maryland
  • 112 Carroll Island Rd, Baltimore, MD 21220
  • 7081 Arundel Mills Cir, Hanover, MD 21076
  • 3601 Washington Blvd, Arbutus, MD 21227
  • 2399 North Point Blvd, Dundalk, MD 21222

 

Tires in Frederick Maryland
  • 2421 Monocacy Blvd, Frederick, MD 21701
  • 7400 Guilford Dr, Frederick, MD 21704

 

Tires in Waldorf Maryland
  • 40 Drury Dr, La Plata, MD 20646
  • 8745 Branch Ave, Clinton, MD 20735

 

Tires in Hagerstown Maryland
  • 17850 Garland Groh Blvd, Hagerstown, MD 21740

 

Tires in Glen Burnie Maryland
  • 407 George Clauss Blvd, Severn, MD 21144

 

Where to buy used tires in Maryland?

Are your current tires getting bald and you find yourself in need of a set of quality used tires? You can choose the multiple offline options or shop from the comfort of your own home, at the most competitive prices you’ll find on the market. We’re sure that every possible request can be satisfied with United Tires’ catalog of over 50,000 quality used tires.
You can customize your search based on your car make or vehicle type, tire performance, tire size, model or brand, rim size, or tires for a particular terrain or season. We have tires for every type of vehicle, as we have used tires with a fresh retread and used steel belted radial tires in our inventory, which are perfect for your older, classic car! Need truck tires in Maryland? Or are you looking for used tires in Baltimore? Check out our extensive choices!
United Tires are meticulous in ensuring each tire is safe and in perfect used condition before it is loaded into the catalog. Each used tire undergoes a two-step tire inspection process — visual and advanced mechanical testing as it arrives in our warehouse, and again before it is sent out to you. Our cheap used tires will arrive on your Maryland doorstep in no time with our fast and free FedEx home delivery service.
Need assistance with choosing the right tire for your vehicle? Our customer support is available 24/7! Just click on the Online Chat button or call toll-free at 1-888-566-6214.

 

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What tires do you need for Maryland weather?

What tires do you need for Maryland weather?
What tires do you need for Maryland weather?
The weather here is as interchanging as the days of the year! Marylandians get to enjoy the best of all seasons, with stunning spring and colorful autumns, hot and humid summers, and cold to mighty snowy winters. It all depends on your whereabouts in the state you are located. With three distinct terrain types including low, coastal plains, and rugged mountain ranges, plus everything in between, there is a range of tires best suited for your vehicle and location.

All-rounder tires

If you live in the middle, east and south parts of the state, basically around Baltimore and below, where the winters are mild due to being situated near the coast, then all season tires are the best choice for you. These are great for the summers and milder winter conditions seen here.
Being located in and around more built-up areas like cities and driving on highways, usually means the roads are deiced and well taken care of by the councils. The odd scattering of snow is no problem for all seasons, and you can even invest in all-season M+S (Mud and Snow) tires to ensure extra safety in these conditions.

Performance vehicle change up

With that being said, if you drive a sports car or high-performance vehicle, then we recommend switching to a summer or performance tire set during the warmer months. This will help with better handling and superior grip enabling you to get the most out of your ride. These tires are made with a softer rubber with more silicone which grips the road in warmer conditions and works great on both wet and dry roads.
When winter approaches in October, we recommend switching back to your all seasons for the winter months as it can become dangerous to drive in cold, snowy, and icy conditions as the rubber will harden and lose traction.

Winter tires for rural regions

If you are living in the western and upper regions of Maryland, in the Appalachian Mountains then we recommend switching out to winter tires during the cooler months.
Winter tires are specifically designed to perform better in colder weather, as well as ice and snow. They are made with softer rubber than all seasons and can help grip the tire on the road with their bigger tread pattern and a larger amount of natural rubber compounds.
With winter weather becoming increasingly unpredictable, snowstorms one week followed by unseasonable warm winds the next, the snow can melt, then refreeze creating hazardous black ice spots in the more rural and higher elevated areas. Winter tires can help keep your car on the road during icy, slushy, and heavier snow conditions, plus have an overall better breaking capacity in these types of conditions.

Studdable for Maryland's mountains

In 5 of Maryland’s counties, the westernmost with the highest elevated areas, it's even ok to use studded tires during the coldest months, from the start of November till the end of March. These are the counties of Allegany, Carroll, Garrett, Frederick, and Washington, and it's very important to note that it is illegal to have studded tires in the rest of Maryland's counties. Even though the average snowfall for the entire state is 25 inches, in Garret county there have been records of 110 inches!
Here at United Tires, we have a good choice of ice tires from reputable manufacturers, as well as studded, studdable, and studless winter tires. To make sure you’re safe on dangerous ice roads, we’ve double-checked their quality with the help of specialized equipment.

 

Best-selling tire brands

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The most popular tire sizes in Maryland

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DRIVERS’ MARYLAND GUIDE: PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Drivers’ Maryland guide: practical information
Drivers’ Maryland guide: practical information
This driver’s guide to the Old Line State contains all the relevant information required to get around safely and legally within the borders. It's full of information about driving and parking laws, live traffic reports, window tinting laws, unspoken road rules, and much more!

Live traffic report

Maryland is a busy state when it comes to roads and traffic congestion, especially in the cities and built-up areas. To avoid these traffic jams as best as possible, you can stay up to date with live traffic, weather, and accident reports at these sites.

Seasonal tire changeover

Year-round tires

Maryland has no seasonal tire changeover mandate, except for the 5 westernmost counties and their law on studded tires.
With hot and humid summers and mild winters in most of the state, you can drive year-round on a good set of all-season tires or even M+S (mud and snow) tires.

Performance tires change up

Alternatively, you might benefit from summer or a set of performance tires in the warmer months if you drive a sports car or high-performance vehicle. These types of tires will assist in great handling and performance in both dry heat and wet heat, plus help you achieve maximum efficiency from your ride.

Winter tires in the Appalachians

If you live in the Western regions of Allegany, Carroll, Garrett, Frederick, and Washington then we recommend some good winter tires as it's here we see most snowfall and the coldest temps. In particularly wintery periods when the snow storms are endless, it’s wise to switch out to studdable winter tires to ensure maximum grip in the ice and snow. Just remember you can only use your studded tires between November 1st and March 31st.

Driving Laws

Maryland has many rules about driving on its roads, and here are a few that you might not have known, but you must do.
Studded tires: Section 22-405 - 2 - Studded snow tires are prohibited in most counties. Except for vehicles registered to the following - Allegany, Carroll, Garrett, Frederick, and Washington between the dates of November 1st and March 31st.​
Non-motorized cycles: Section 21-1202 - Bicycles, unicycles, and play vehicles have the same rights on sidewalks as pedestrians.
Obstructing driver view: Section 21-1104 - hanging items from a rear-view mirror, such as fuzzy dice, are now a secondary traffic offense. This means that you could get a citation for having an object block your view if you are pulled over by an officer.
Headlights: Section 22-201.2 - You must turn your headlights on when it's raining. Even if it's the middle of the day and not too dark, it's the law. If your windshield wipers are on, then your lights must be also.
Turning on a red light: Section 21-202 - The law in permits drivers to turn right after stopping for a red light, as long as there is no sign prohibiting it. It is also legal to turn left from a one-way street onto another one-way street if no sign says "No Turn on Red".
Following too closely: Section 21-310 - It is illegal to drive too close to the car/vehicle in front of you. You must leave enough space, a minimum of 4 seconds, for the driver in front to feel safe and uninhibited by other vehicles. The 4-second minimum should increase in wet, snowy, or icy conditions, when traveling at high speeds or when there is heavy traffic. The only instance this doesn’t apply is to funeral processions.
Seatbelt laws: Section: 22-412.3, 22-412.2 - If you are a passenger in the car, you must wear a seatbelt. Plus, if you have a child under 4, they must be in a child safety seat and if you are 15 years or younger, you must have a seatbelt on no matter where you are seated. Maryland driving law requires any person being driven by a P plater must also wear a seat belt.
Pass on the left: Section 21-303, 21-304 - It is legal to pass on either side of highways with multiple lanes. That being said, passing on the left is preferable, and we think it is much safer!
Stop for pedestrians: Section 21-504 - You must stop for any pedestrian, anywhere. You should be prepared to stop when approaching intersections, pedestrian crossings, and built-up places with a lot of pedestrian traffic.
Yielding at stop signs: Section 21-403, 21-401.1 - You must come to a complete stop at all stop signs. T-intersections and 4-way intersections. Then, the law states that the vehicle that arrived first has right of way. However, if several vehicles arrived in the same instance, then you must yield to your right and give way to the driver.
Insurance law: Section 17-104 - Uninsured drivers could face a maximum penalty of one-year incarceration, a $500 fine, and 5 points on their driver’s license.

Unspoken Road Rules

You’ll be wise to always leave a bit early as traffic is unpredictable. Blame it on school drop-offs, bad drivers, or construction. If you don't leave early in Maryland, you're likely to arrive at your destination late pretty much every time.
  • Never hesitate at a traffic circle, (roundabout) keep it moving, people!
  • Drivers must yield right of way to pedestrians, those who are riding bikes, unicycles, and other vehicles that may be in an intersection, even if the other party is crossing illegally.
  • Funeral processions always have the right of way. We should always have respect for the deceased and kindness in our hearts for those grieving their loss.
  • Leave the right lane free for those who are merging. Even though you can legally drive and overtake in this lane. It's the best and safest practice not to. Leave it for merging and keep the flow of traffic moving.

Parking rules

It's illegal to park the “wrong way” on the road. I.e against the flow of traffic. If you parked on the wrong side of a two-way street then you have illegally driven on the wrong side of the road and this is deemed dangerous and punishable.
This law is part of the Maryland Annotated Code, Section 21-1004, and further requires vehicles to be parallel parked on the right-hand curb, with the right wheels less than 12 inches from the curb. The only exception to this is in one-way streets which allow diagonal parking.
Plus, as per Section 21-1003 - You may not stop, stand, or park a vehicle in front of a public driveway, sidewalk, intersection, on a crosswalk, on any bridge, a highway tunnel, or within 15 feet of a fire hydrant, within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection.

Window tint laws

The percentage of visible light allowed through your tinted windows is called VLT: Visible Light Transmission. The percentage of light allowed through your film and glass in Maryland is very specific and is different for sedans, SUVs, and vans.
Maryland’s window tinting laws Section 22-406 - came into effect in 1995 and consist of the following rules.

Sedan tint darkness

The windshield can have a non-reflective tint above the manufacturer's AS-1 line or top 5 inches. front side windows, back side windows, and rear windows must allow more than 35% of light in.

SUV and van tint darkness

Again, the windshield can have a non-reflective tint above the manufacturer's AS-1 line or top 5 inches. The front side windows must allow more than 35% of light in. Whereas the back side and rear windows can have any desired level of VLT. The brake light in the back window must not be covered with tint.

Window tint reflection

Window tints can reflect incoming light and reduce glare and heat. Maryland window tint law permits that all 3 vehicle types must not have any level of metallic or mirrored appearance on any front side or back side windows.
There are further window tint rules and regulations to adhere to. They include the following:
  • Side Mirrors: If the back window is tinted dual side mirrors are required.
  • Restricted Colors: Tint colors red, yellow, and amber are illegal.
  • Certificates: Manufacturers of film need to certify the film they sell in the state. Ask your dealer if they are using certified film.
  • Stickers: In Maryland, you are not required to have a sticker to identify legal tinting, but it's recommended to have one between the film & glass on each tinted window.
  • Fines: It is a traffic offense if you cannot produce an SERO: Safety Equipment Repair Order requiring certification of tint in the inspection station, and you will be fined accordingly.
  • Medical Exceptions: Maryland does allow medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult your state law.
For a more in-depth look into tinting regulations, you can check out Maryland car tinting laws. Are you interested to find out more about the tinting industry? From windows, headlight tints, car wraps, residential and commercial tinting? If so you’ll find all of that and more information here.

Helmet laws

In keeping in line with the Maryland Operation of Motorcycles, Equipment for riders mandate - Section 21-1306 - all riders and passengers must have protective headgear and eyewear whilst operating or being driven on a motorcycle.
If your ride is equipped with a suitable windshield then eyewear is not a safety requirement. However, the helmet is a must.

Roads and highways

Maryland is home to 16 interstate highways, mainly traveling through the state and dissecting Baltimore. These are imperative for connecting the towns and cities as well as Maryland with its surrounding states.
Interstate 95 - The I-95 is the longest Interstate, at 109 miles, and also the most traveled in the state, especially between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Entering Maryland from the south at Woodrow Wilson's Bridge at the DC border, and traveling northeast through Baltimore right up to the Delaware border.
Interstate 81 - is the shortest, at 12.08 miles, and runs through Hagerstown, servicing Washington county and connecting it with Martinsburg, West Virginia in the South, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in the north.
Interstate 97 - The I-97 is situated solely in Anne Arundel County and connects US Route 50 and US 301 which run parallel to each other. Connecting Annapolis and its towns of Crownsville, Severna Park, Glen Burnie, Millersville, and Ferndale to Baltimore and the Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
Interstate 68 - The I-68 covers Garrett County in the topmost region of Maryland, connecting the I-79 at Morgantown, West Virginia with I-70 Hancock, Maryland. It runs 112.9 miles across the Appalachians passing through Flintstone, Cumberland, Frostburg, Grantsville, and Friendsville before cutting through the WV border. It also makes up part of the Historic National Highway.
US Route 50 - Starts at Ocean City right on the easternmost coast of Maryland, coming west to Salisbury before meandering north to Cambridge and Easton, Queenstown, Grasonville and Stevensville before crossing into Annapolis, continuing west through Bowie and into D.C.

Scenic routes

Maryland covers 12,047 square miles of territory and spans 3 terrains including the Piedmont Plateau, the Appalachian Mountains, and the Atlantic Coastal Plain. Offering limitless landscapes including beaches, coastal salt marshes, lush wetlands, rivers, estuaries, parklands, waterfalls, rugged forests, farmland, hardwood forests, man-made lakes, and state forests!
You are spoilt for choice in what to see and do, so check out some of the best scenic routes and take the path less traveled.

Atlantic Coastal Plain

Blue Crab Scenic Byway
Starting at Princess Anne, the Blue Crab Scenic Byway takes you along 43 miles of coastal tracks across Southern Maryland. Crisfield is the “Crab Capital of the World,” located right down at the waters of Chesapeake Bay, and is a must-see for Maryland crab cake lovers! You can take ferry trips to Smith Island, or simply enjoy the waterside community while indulging in what Maryland is famous for food-wise! Follow some local roads and meander through the marshlands or head back out on the highway enjoying the sites until you reach Ocean City; the final destination. With beautiful beaches and picturesque boardwalks, the Atlantic Ocean has never looked more inviting.

Piedmont Plateau

Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Scenic Byway
The Maryland section of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Scenic Byway or Route 15, runs almost vertically, right through the middle of the state and across Frederick County. You’ll trek through towns like Thurmont which provides access to Cunningham Falls State Park and the stunning Catoctin Mountain Park, all amazing for camping, fishing, hiking, and trails. To Frederick in which you can explore the charming Main Street filled with one-of-a-kind restaurants, specialty shops, and a vibrant arts community along with the historical attributes of days gone by. The full route runs from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, through Maryland and ends 180 miles later in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Appalachian Mountains

Antietam Campaign Byway
Scattered with a host of Civil War historic markers, the Antietam Campaign is a 92-mile-long route that begins at the Potomac River, right on the border with Virginia. A must for every history buff as it follows the Battle of Antietam, across the marching areas and the sunken road where 23,000 men lost their lives. The route starts in White’s Ferry, right where General Lee entered Maryland from Virginia, and, after enjoying a beautiful drive through some of Maryland's stunning scenery the byway ends in Sharpsburg. From here you can explore where the actual battle took place at Antietam National Battlefield and park with serval monuments and sites dedicated to preserving its rich history.

Mountain Maryland Byway

This scenic byway starts in Keysers Ridge and traverses through the Western mountain regions of Maryland. You can really put your touring tires to work on this route as you’ll drive in high elevations with lots of curves while following the sweeping loop to make the most of the beautiful mountain landscapes. Covering the Potomac-Garett State Forest and Savage River State Forest where you can go off-roading in your 4x4 or ATV and experience amazing ORV trails, waterways, hiking trails, and maybe even catch a glimpse of some of the prolific wildlife. You’ll pass through Wisp Ski Resort in McHenry, and when snow season hits and you’ll want to make sure you’ve got your winter tires on for the best traction around these parts! The route finishes up in Cumberland and is a 90-mile drive.

Multi-terrain tracks

Historic National Road Scenic Byway
This 183-mile drive follows parts of the historic route known as the National Road, a historic road famously built between 1811 and 1834 and was the first ever road that was federally funded. Another great road for history lovers, it traverses parts the I-68 and begins in Keysers Ridge, in the Mountainous regions, and passes through towns and markers steeped in rich history like the National Road Zero Marker Mile marker, National Road Museum, Tollgate House in La Vale, the National Civil War Medicine Museum in Frederick, Ellicot City Historical Landmark as well as countless National Parks with breathtaking scenery and landscapes to take in all. Finishing in Baltimore City, at the Star Spangled Banner National Trail.

Fun facts

Maryland might be small in size, being the 9th tiniest state out of the 50 that make up the US, but whatever it lacks in size it makes up for awesome historic events and fun facts!
  • Its the birthplace of the U.S national anthem! Penned in 1814, “Star Spangled Banner” was adopted as the national anthem on March 3rd, 1931.
  • The OUIJA board was created here by a spiritual medium and an entrepreneur in 1890. And get this, the name came to be after it was spelled out on the board during a session…
  • Jousting is the national sport! Maryland first adopted the sport in 1962 and was the first state to begin this practice.
  • It is illegal to wash your sink, no matter how dirty it gets?! This one is definitely a little bizarre!
  • Maryland is home to the first ever official U.S school. The Boston Latin School was founded in 1635 and was a public school where John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and Benjamin Franklin all attended.
  • Annapolis is the sailing capital of the world!
  • The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use.
  • Baltimore was the proud recipient of the first-ever long-distance telegram which traveled over 40 miles from Washington, DC to Baltimore, MD.

 

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Best tires for Maryland

Best tires for Maryland
Best tires for Maryland
Marylandians have a range of best tires suited to each vehicle type, driving style, and location within the free state. If you are commuting and use your car for general day-to-day driving in built-up areas, then we recommend all-season tires. However, if you prefer better traction and handling for your ride, we recommended switching them up to a summer tire during the peak hot period. Whereas, if you are the owner of a high-performance sports vehicle, we endorse using performance tires of which we stock a large range to match your driving needs!
When the colder months set in with temps of 45°F and below. Or if you usually drive in more rural and rugged regions, or are based in the west of the state where you are surrounded by the glorious mountains, we highly recommend using a set of winter tires to see you through winter. Studdable, ice, traction, studless, and snow are the types of winter tires available, each with different characteristics to ensure you get the right tire for you.
We stock a range of tire brands, like Toyo Tires, Bridgestone, Goodyear, and Cooper, plus a variety of treads. We don’t sell tires with anything less than 4/32” and each tire is 100% guaranteed safe to use due to our intense 2-step visual and mechanical inspection system.
Had a blowout in your trailer or RV tire and need to replace your spare? No problem, as on our website you’ll find a whole range of new and used spare tires and even run-flat tires, not to mention tires for your SUV, light truck, or tractor. We even supply commercial truck tires!

 

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With our smart pricing policy, which works by analyzing the price of tires online daily, we always make sure ours are the most affordable! Plus, if you complete your purchase before 2 p.m, we will ship your order via free FedEx delivery, on the very same business day.
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FAQ

Where to buy tires in Maryland?

Maryland has a host of nationally recognized superstores like Walmart and Costco as well as privately owned tire retailers. Alternatively, Utires.com offers you an effortless way to shop for the precise tire you need, all at a time that's most convenient to you. There are 60,000 affordable new and used tires on our website, with countless ways to search for the right tire for you. Shop with confidence and take advantage of our fast and free FedEx delivery service, direct to your doorstep no matter where you are in Maryland!

Who sells run-flat tires in Maryland?

United Tires offers a huge range of run flat tires, as well as spare tires, for all vehicle types, both new and used, and all very affordable. Plus enjoy free and speedy FedEx shipping right to your doorstep!

Where to buy used tires in southern Maryland?

United Tires is a great option to buy cheap used tires in Maryland. No matter if you are based in the south, the east, or deep in the west, we will ship your tires with our fast and free FedEx service.

What tires do I need for Maryland winters?

If you live in the west of the state, and in more rural areas you should be driving on winter, studded, or snow tires from November to March. With snowstorms and treacherous conditions increasing this will ensure you are using the best tires for your vehicle and your safety.
However, if you live in built-up areas and generally drive on highways and urban areas, then you’ll be fine in the winter with all-season tires, or all season M+S tires.

When do I need snow tires in Maryland?

You’ll need snow tires if you live in the west or northernmost parts of the state during the winter season. Starting in November through March.

Are studded tires legal in Maryland?

In Maryland studded tires are illegal to use except for Allegany, Carroll, Garrett, Frederick, and Washington counties. These counties allow studded tires between November 1st and March 31st annually. You’ll be slapped with a $140 fine for driving with studded tires in any of the prohibited counties or outside of the designated timescale for the 5 counties that allow them during the winter season.

When to change winter tires in Maryland?

You will want to change your winter tires back to your all season, summer, or performance tires at the end of March when spring and therefore warmer weather sets in.

When to change summer tires in Maryland?

You will want to change your summer tires at the beginning of November when winter is well on its way, or when the weather drops to 45°F or below. Depending on your location whether to change them for winter, snow, ice, or all season tires.

 

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