Are Used Tires Good To Buy?

What to look for in buying used tires? The depth of tread cuts and bumps in the sidewall Bead area damage Big punctures Aging tire Excessive vibration when driving What’s the four-digit number in tires mean? The first two numbers show the week when it was made and the last two digits represent the year. […]

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Tires Buying Guide: Speed Rating Explained

A speed rating is a letter or a combination of a letter and a number which implies to what extent the tire successfully dissipates heat. Exceeding that speed will make the tire performance differ from the initial specifications. This may lead to anything from temporary traction loss to rapid deflation and irreparable damage.

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How Off-Road Tires Work

Off-road tires are able to carry a vehicle, driver, passengers, and load, on bumpy rocks, sand, mud, and other off-road surfaces, thanks to their special tread patterns. The grooves between the tread blocks are wider and the lugs are larger. Off-road tires also have reinforced sidewalls and are puncture resistant, which helps avoid damage and […]

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How Long Can Used Tires Last?

Normally, used tires last 2-5 years if bought in adequate condition. A 2-year-old tire with no damage, patches, uneven wear, and with about 8/32” tread left, may last for good 5 years. A 4-year-old tire with 5/32” tread left, and without any significant plugs or cuts, may last a further 2 years. The lifespan of […]

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Buying Tires Guide: What Do the Tire Numbers Mean?

Tire numbers and letters on a sidewall contain information about the tire’s size, maximum speed and load, age, treadwear capacity, and much more. You can learn all these details from three main codes: size code, Department of Transportation (DOT) code, and Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG). There are also additional symbols that represent special features […]

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Tires Made in USA: American and Foreign Brands

If you are looking to buy tires made in USA, you should know that most foreign global tire manufacturers already have plants in America. In fact, there are only two genuine American brands: Goodyear and Cooper. The largest foreign tire companies with plants in the US include Michelin, Pirelli, Continental, Bridgestone, and Yokohama. However, to […]

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