We hear questions all the time about what specific tire numbers mean that are shown on tires. Information on speed rating, tire width, load rating and more are quite common on every tire you look at. This information is shown on the sidewall and is easy to read, but more importantly, needs to be understood. Feel free to watch this video which demonstrates simply what these numbers represent. You'll become a tire professor in no time!
The graphic to the right has four numbers and two letters, and all of them are important. Here's each number and letter in order, as well as what it represents. A more detailed explanation of each characteristic is below.
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Online tire hub, SimpleTire.com, has just made ordering tires online easier and more convenient than ever. With a few simple steps, customers can research and order tires online and have the tires shipped directly to them with a variety of affordable shipping options. SimpleTire.com has one goal… Make buying tires simple and inexpensive!
SimpleTire.com, and online tire distributor, has been taking a proactive approach to inform customers of the latest tire recalls. Recently, both BF Goodrich and Uniroyal released recall notices on some of their tire lines. SimpleTire.com has been working with customers to get the recalled tires removed from the vehicle and replaced with a similar product.
BFGoodrich Tires is recalling the LT235/85R16 120Q LRE Commercial TA A/S and the LT245/75R16 120Q LRE Commercial TA A/S. They are recalling tires with a DOT fo BF0RJD11; for the LT235 in periods inclusive of 13th week of 2012 to 29th week of 2012. And a DOT of BE11JD11 and BF11JD11 for the LT245 in periods inclusive of the 13th week of 2012 to the 3rd week of 2012 and the 13th week of 2011 to the 52nd week of 2012.Read More
You just finished a 10 hour stretch down the famous Route 66. Suddenly you notice your trailer begining to pull and shake. You quickly turn into the nearest truck stop to check out the situation. A blown tire. Dang, what do you do? Well, you have that extra spare retread that will at least get you back home, but then what? This is a problem many truckers are facing today. With tire prices soaring, there doesnt seem to be many other options for commercial truck tires other than the local truck tire stores.Read More
Are you looking for Quality, Performance and Affordability in a tire? Well then Multi Mile Tires may be just what your looking for. Just like the name says, these tire perform mile after mile at a price that doesnt break the bank! Multi-Mile carries a whole line of tires from Passenger, Light Truck and Commerical to Farm, and Specialty tires.
Some of their big sellers are the Matrix line. This is a great all season tire that offers a 50,000 mile limited warranty. This tire comes with an all seasonal tread design for great traction in all weather conditions. It also provides you with a smooth, quiet ride, and the price just cant be beat.
Another great tire is the versatile all seaso ...[more]Read More
With the way the economy is these days, everyone is looking for a deal. From flat screen TVs, to iPods, to new video games, retailers are doing everything they can to bring consumers in to shop in their stores. This has now trickled down to the automotive sector. Recently Sumitomo Tires launched a new high performance tire line geared to the price-savvy consumer - the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01.Read More
So you’re in your Crossover vehicle driving down the road. You got the windows open, sunglasses on, and the music jamming. You hang a right at the next light and, pop! Oh no, you blew a tire. Now what?
Well, you are in luck. The Crossover segment has taken over the automobile world. With more than 50 cars to choose from, it’s seems everyone has a Crossover or SUV these days. Luckily, tire manufacturers have taken notice. They continue to create many different options to fit your vehicle. One recent option offered by Eldorado Tires is their new Eldordo Performer Sport HT.
This premium highway tire was ...[more]Read More
We hear the term retreads and retreading quite a bit in the tire industry. What those terms mean exactly and the benefits of retreading are concepts people rarely grasp.
Retreading is the process by which certain worn tires, called casings, receive a brand new tread. Only specific tires with carefully inspected tire bodies are used in retreading.
Just like manufacturing a new tire, the worn tread is buffed away, and then a new tread is applied to the tire body. There are quite a few different ways to bond a retread to a tire, but as always the result is the same, a new tread is applied through the use of pressure, heat, and time.
Tire retreading has seen steady growth since the early 1990’s. Tire retreading is a booming industry, and is not going anywhere. Currently, there are arou ...[more]Read More
Although picking out new tires can be a daunting endeavor, there are two important pieces of information you can identify that will greatly ease the process. First, you must recognize exactly what it is that you need most from your tires. This means that before you even begin to establish a list of criterion that make up the perfect tire for you, you must be aware of exactly what kind of road issues and driving conditions your tires will be faced with. Be it varying road surfaces, a majority of city driving, high speed driving or other high performance requirements, identifying this need is a definite necessity. Second, you must find a reputable or trustworthy source to purchase your tires from. If you have had a bad experience at a particular shop, you are better off trying a new one than returning to the old one and giving them repeat business. If you suspect that a tire dealer may be placing his bottom line ahead of your best interests then you should feel free to shop around ...[more]Read More