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. […]
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.
If you are looking for the best tires for your car, you should answer two main questions first: Do your current tires highlight and enhance your vehicle’s specifications? Do your current tires fulfill all your needs?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Some of the things you should look for in a used winter tire: Manufacture date. Size and vehicle compatibility. The amount of tread. Treadwear pattern. Absence of damages and repairs.
There are several places and services you can visit to buy used tires: Tire stores, auto repair shops, etc. Junkyards. Online marketplaces. Specialized auto parts and tire online shores.
All-terrain tires are used for traction on all kinds of surfaces, including on and off-road. They combine the open-tread design of off-road tires with the good handling of street tires. It’s important to remember that as this type of tires is all-purpose. So, it’s not the best option for people who drive only on highways […]