Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2013 Tire Deals!


Take advantage of all the best tire deals online this Black Friday. SimpleTire offers the largest selection of tires and the lowest prices. From passenger and light truck tires to commercial and ultra-high performance, find it at SimpleTire.com. Buy quality tires at prices that won't hurt your wallet.

Browse our BLACK FRIDAY Specials on Passenger tires and Light Truck tires, or view Most Popular Tires - ALL under $60

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Black Friday Tire Deals


Buy Tires for Cheap - Black Friday Tire Deals

Black Friday is almost here, and that means deals, deals, deals. If you're wondering whether or not to wait until Black Friday to buy tires, we'd suggest that you wait. It's more than the malls and department stores that are participating in crazy deals on the biggest shopping day of the year.

This economy is hard for everyone, and we all want a good deal on new tires. With the winter coming and the holiday season on its way consumers are ready for bargains. Check out our Black Friday tire shopping tips.

Buy Online to Avoid Crowds

Something maybe you hadn't considered, is purchasing your tires online. Just like at the department stores, tire stores have their Black Friday deals online too. Here at simpletire.com, we make it ...[more]

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Throwback Thursday: 1953 Chevrolet Corvette


The Corvette is one of the most iconic names in American sports cars, but the introductory 1953 model wasn’t exactly a barn-burner. It was released late in the model year, and was derived from a show car design;  the show car at the ’53 Motorama display at the New York Auto Show was a hot enough item to spike Chevrolet’s interest in putting together a production version to sell to the public. GM management wanted to keep production costs down, so the Corvette was based on the mechanicals of the stodgy 1952 Chevy sedan, albeit with the rakish two-seater fiberglass body. Interestingly, the Corvette’s iconic fiberglass design was also a cost-cutting measure, holding down the production costs involved in developing the tooling for an all-sheet metal body.

The ’53 Corvette didn’t even have a V8 engine – Chevro ...[more]

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Simple Tire Review: Nokian Hakkapeliitta


Nokian Hakkapelitta 5 

Designed for SUV’s, the Nokian Hakkapelitta 5 is a winter tire that provides excellent, stable handling and first-rate surface grip. Nokian’s ecologically-friendly winter tread compound incorporates rapeseed oil and low-aromatic formulations for grip, flexibility and low rolling resistance, with a double block tread compound for traction in deep snow. Polished main grooves help evacuate snow and slush from the tire’s contact patch; tread wear indicators alert the driver to minimum tread depth. Lastly, the Nokian Hakkapelitta 5 can be set up with studs for extreme condition, where legal.

The Nokian Hakkapelitta 5 is truly a winter tire, with an aggressive tread pattern and higher noise ...[more]

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SimpleTire.com: Part of the Google Trusted Stores Program


Simple Tire is proud to announce its addition to the Google Trusted Stores Program- which helps shoppers identify online merchants offering a great shopping experience.

In addition to helping shoppers identify online merchants that offer a great shopping experience, the Google Trusted Store badge gives users background on merchants--whatever their size--including ratings for on-time shipping and customer service.

Simple Tire takes the pain of searching for tire vendors out of the process so you can get a great deal on your tires. Find a tire installer, get reviews of tire brands, and search for tires by vehicle, size, and ratio.

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Simple Tire Review: Hankook Winter iPike W409


Perfect for smaller sedans and crossovers, the Hankook Winter iPike W409 is an affordable winter tire that excels in snow and slush conditions. The Winter iPike W409 uses a winter tread formulation that’s compounded to stay flexible in subfreezing temperatures, for great traction. A wider footprint ensures a smoother ride and more stable handling and cornering on wet or dry pavement, with a dense pattern of sipes at the center tread for improved traction in nasty weather. A unique V-shaped tread pattern helps move water away from the contact patch to fight hydroplaning; the Winter iPike W409 can also be set up with six rows of studs for extreme conditions (where legal).

The Winter iPike W409 is a little noisier than many winter tires, ...[more]

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SimpleTire Comparison: Michelin Alpin PA3 vs. Nokian WRG2


Michelin’s Pilot Alpin PA3 uses their innovative Green-X standard for environmentally-friendly design and low rolling resistance, with Michelin’s sunflower-oil-enriched Helio tread formulation for flexibility in freezing temperatures, traction and handling performance. The Helio tread compound is molded into an asymmetric tread pattern, with a unique pattern of variable-thickness sipes. The sipes at the inboard side of the tread are wider for wet weather, while the outboard sipes are narrow for dry conditions. The Pilot Alpin PA3 is constructed with polyester cord under two steel belts, with more polyamide cord banded around the belts for strength and ride comfort.

The Nokian WRG2 is the third generation of their ...[more]

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SimpleTire Comparison: Bridgestone Blizzak vs. Hankook iPike RW11


Hankook’s affordable winter tire uses their eco-friendly winter tread compound, with a symmetrical tread pattern that incorporates wraparound shoulder blocks and a distinct center section. The iPike RW11’s central grooves help move water and slush away from the contact patch to prevent hydroplaning. For extreme conditions, the iPike can be used with a 6-row stud pattern (where legal), arranged for low noise and excellent retention. The stiffness of the tread block is achieved with a combination of step and wave kerf, making it ideal for SUVs and light trucks.

The Bridgestone Blizzak uses the company’s unique Tube Multicell tread compound, a silica-enhanced formulation designed with thousands of tiny tubes and cells incorporate ...[more]

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SimpleTire Review: Toyo Open Country MT


Designed to help full-size trucks, Jeeps and 4x4 SUVs get the job done, the Toyo Open Country MT is a premium all-terrain tire at an affordable price. The innovative hook-shaped tread blocks on the Open Country MT are designed to provide great traction off-road and quiet, predictable performance on the pavement. Scalloped tread blocks hook around the shoulders; the sizable void areas are designed to eject mud and stones for a continuous biting surface that keeps you moving forward in rough terrain. Sipes strategically placed in the tread blocks make the Open Country MT a great choice for snow and wintry conditions (branded with the industry's Mountain + Snowflake stamp on the sidewall).

The Toyo Open Country MT is designed with an off-road rubber formul ...[more]

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What Makes a Winter Tire?


So you might be wondering what the differences are between a winter tire and an all-season tire…actually, the differences are pretty significant.

  • Winter tires are designed with a rubber formulation that stays flexible in sub-freezing temperatures. That flexibility is important to traction in snow and slush, as a summer tire would stiffen and harden below freezing and compromise traction.
  • Winter tires have a more aggressive tread pattern, with deeper voids to help evacuate slush and snow from the tread. They also often feature circumferential grooves to move slush and water away from the tire’s contact patch to avoid hydroplaning.
  • Most tires now feature sipes, a network of tiny cuts in the tread that provide additional biting edges for tract ...[more]

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