How to Measure Tire Tread


Using a penny to measure tread on tire with low tread
 
 
When it comes to tire safety, don’t tread lightlyWhat is tread? 
 
Tread is the part of a tire that contacts the road. The ribs and grooves in the tread are designed to help your tires grip the road in all kinds of conditions. Tires at or above the recommended level of tread give you better traction and evacuate water so you won’t hydroplane on wet roads or spin out on snow and ice. 
 
Bald isn’t beautiful — at least not on tires.
Your average tire begins with 10/32" of tread. Most states required that tires be replaced when the tread depth wears to 2/32". If your trea ...[more]

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5 Ways to Tell If You Need New Tires


Tire pressure gauge measuring PSI
 
 
Not sure when to replace your tires? To keep your treads in tip-top shape, check your tires regularly and pay attention to the following:
 
1. Treadwear
The average tire begins with 10/32" of tread. In most states, the law requires that tires be replaced when the tread depth wears to 2/32". Check your tread depth monthly to make sure your tires aren’t worn out.
 
2. Tire Pressure
Tire pressure is very important. Tires should always be filled to your vehicle’s recommended PSI to reduce the chance of an accident or a blowout. If you’re unsure about the proper PSI, consult your owner’s manual or reference the sticker with that in ...[more]

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Hydroplaning – What it is and How to Prevent it


 
Tire stopping on a wet road
 
Singin’ in the rain is fun. Slippin’ in the rain … not so much.
 
Showers bring soppy driving conditions. 
Viscous planing can happen after a rain shower or heavy dew saturates a dry road surface. A tire can slide on a thin film of water (even if it’s only half a millimeter thick) between the tire and the road. The tire loses almost all its grip, and slippage is unopposed. This tends to occur at slower speeds on smooth surfaces.
 
And then there’s hydroplaning. 
When hydroplaning, the tire gradually loses contact with the road surface as a thick layer of water is forced under the tire by th ...[more]

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A Helpful Guide to Buying Tires


Close up of several different tire tread patterns
 
 
Right now is a great time to shop for new tires. With new tire models coming into stock at your local dealerships, you may be able to get a good deal on a set of four that you’d been eyeing all last year. Or maybe you’re just ready for an upgrade to a tire that’s more suited to your driving habits and needs. SimpleTire can help you narrow down what’ll work best.
 
Time for Tires
When it’s time for new tires, you don’t necessarily have to go with the same type of tire that’s currently on your vehicle. Here are some tire styles that you may want to swap for and the reasons why they might make sense for you. 
 
All-season tires&nb ...[more]

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What is Wheel Alignment and How Often Do you Need it?


Tire alignment machine on car
 
 
Wheels are a bit like stars — when they align, things (namely vehicles) go the right way.
 
What Is Wheel Alignment?
Wheel alignment, aka tire alignment, is the alignment or adjustment of the suspension and steering mechanism of your vehicle. Plenty of things can cause wheels and tires to become misaligned, including road conditions, minor accidents … even your driving habits. 
 
Why Is Wheel Alignment Important?
If your wheels and tires are out of line, various problems can develop within your vehicle’s systems. If your alignment is really bad, your car will immediately pull to the left or the right if you release the steering wheel while driv ...[more]

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SimpleTire Named the Fastest-Growing Automotive Brand in America


SimpleTire Ranks 419 on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies in America
 
 
Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 named SimpleTire the fastest-growing automotive brand in America and second fastest-growing retailer in the Philadelphia market. 
 
We offer over 55,000,000 tires from more than 300 national brands by sourcing inventory from our network of independent suppliers. From passenger cars, light trucks, semi-trucks, RVs, coach/buses and trailers, to farm applications, ATV/UTVs, industrial, OTR and other various specialty vehicles–we offer shoppers new tires for every vehicle and free shipping to anywhere in the continental U.S.
 

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Free Shipping on Every Tire


 
Now, every tire offered on our site qualifies for free shipping, with no minimum purchase required! This applies to every tire order placed through the website and delivered to any home, business–or installation center within the continental U.S.
 
SimpleTire is the first tire retailer ever to offer free shipping on every type of tire. The service includes all tires for passenger cars, light trucks, commercial vehicles, farm applications, ATV/UTVs, and trailers, as well as industrial, OTR and other various specialty vehicles. By offering over 55,000,000 tires from more than 300 brands across all categories, people can search the ultimate breadth and depth of choices to find the right tires for them.
 
Shoppers can go on our w ...[more]

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Two Lawrence High School Seniors Receive SimpleTire Business Scholarships


 
Two Lawrence High School students have been awarded SimpleTire Business Scholarships for their academic achievements and high aspirations.
 
Sara Hatfield and Victoria Wierzbowicz graduated from Lawrence HS on June 20 and were each awarded SimpleTire Business Scholarships. The pair were recognized for having above average GPAs, high proficiency in Business Education, achievements in DECA, and for being well-rounded students. 
 
During her senior year, Hatfield played goalkeeper for the girls varsity soccer team and was active in Student Leadership, DECA, and the National Honor Society. She was involved in Operation Smile where she served on the Regional and National Leadership Councils and attended a medical mission ...[more]

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Continental Tire the Americas, LLC. (Continental Tire) Recalls Certain Conti Hybrid HS3 Tires Affecting the United States


It has come to SimpleTire's attention that Continental Tire the Americas, LLC. (Continental Tire) has issued a recall on the following tires:
 
 
The following statement was released on May 16, 2018:
 
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC. (Continental Tire) is recalling certain Conti Hybrid HS3 tires, size 11R22.5 Load Range G, with tire identification numbers (TIN) A33TKWUX and DOT date codes of 0918 through 1118 (03/04/18 through 03/24/18). Cords may be visible through the innerliner.
 
Continental Tire will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tires, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Continental Tire customer service at 1-888- ...[more]

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Dealer Tire Announces Significant Investment in SimpleTire


 
 
 
Dealer Tire, LLC, a national leader in replacement tire distribution for automotive dealerships, is making a significant investment in SimpleTire, a Philadelphia-based online tire retailer that has developed an innovative e-commerce platform and network of independent tire distributors. Terms of Dealer Tire's investment were not disclosed.
 
"The business of selling tires continues to evolve," said Scott Mueller, Partner and CEO of Dealer Tire. "We've built our business by consistently driving innovation in the tire distribution business and by providing automotive dealers with the tools and services they need to be successful selling tires. While our core business remains focused on s ...[more]

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