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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The Biggest Tires You Can Fit on Your Truck

You can find the information on the biggest tires to fit on your truck in the owner’s manual. There, the vehicle manufacturer suggests the most suitable sizes of tires (both bigger and smaller) for the car. The two most important factors influencing your final choice are the model of your truck and the size of […]

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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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