Whether you are looking for car tires or truck tires, getting the right ones at a good price is absolutely essential when it comes to your vehicle's safety and performance on the road. Keeping your car tires up to date is unbelievably important. Failing to check the tread and air pressure, or not rotating and installing new tires on a regular basis can set you up for a whole host of problems. These car maintenance tasks keep your vehicle from sliding on the road, can help prevent an unexpected flat, and also maintain good fuel economy. Therefore, although tires can sometimes seem like a costly afterthought, staying on top of their condition is actually vitally important.
Luckily, the internet now makes it easier than ever to find affordable car tires and, thus, properly maintain your vehicle. There are plenty of discount tires that you can purchase without needing to sacrifice on quality and safety. However, in order to find the ...[more]Read More
Travelers can save money on gasoline by replacing the air in their vehicle's and RV's tires with nitrogen gas. They can also save money on gas in their every day driving as well. Research has shown that drivers can improve their gas mileage by over three percent when they use nitrogen in their vehicle's tires..
This is not new technology as it has been used for years by commercial airlines as well as in NASCAR cars. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) mandates that nitrogen gas be used in all commercial aircraft tires to eliminate the possibility of water vapor freezing at high altitudes which happens with air filled tires. NASCAR teams also use nitrogen gas in the tires of their racing cars because the tire pressure fluctuates less than it does with air.
How can using nitrogen gas in your vehicle's tires save you a lot of money?
Firstly, you don't need to buy new tires to make the change, your present tires will do ...[more]Read More
Your car tire is one of the things that can provide you with a great riding experience. Even the most expensive and stylish cars are nothing without a good set of tires. If you want to personally shop for your tires, here are some important pieces of information that you should never neglect.
Different tires don't just have different brands. They also come in different sizes. Your car tires should always fit the type of vehicle you are driving. Examples of various types of tires for vehicles are passenger and light truck type tires. If you get a smaller size than is appropriate, you could endanger yourself or end up paying more for tire maintenance.
You would know your tire size by looking for it in your car manual or on the sidewall of your tires. The sidewall print also contains other pieces of important tire information. If you are not sure how to interpret the sidewall lett ...[more]Read More
Cars need tires and it is best to buy new tires. The key is to get high quality car tires at low prices. The market online and offline is filled with a huge variety of tires. Choose tires with care and get a set of tires that are most suited to your car.
The first step in buying car tires is to follow recommendations made by the car manufacturer. Unless you are an auto mechanic or formula one car racer what the manufacturer recommends as suitable tires for the car are the best choice.
1. Get all the parameters right. From the side of the tires or your car manual jot down : vehicle application; tire width; aspect ratio; radial designation; wheel diameter; load index; speed rating; DOT; ply construction; load and pressure limits; tread wear and traction ratings.
2. Be smart shop around for the best deal locally as well as online.
3. Check aspects like factory warranti ...[more]Read More
There is a saying by a famous tire manufacturer Michelin: "So much is riding on your tires." This is true no matter if you're driving a sport coupe or an electric scooter. Cheap tires can damage a great car, and great tires can do wonders for a worn out vehicle. Luckily, today, thanks to technological advances, you can buy a great set of discount tires and still be quite happy about them.
If you understand that you have to buy new tires, you have a few options. The easiest way is to buy the exact size and brand of tires that your vehicle had when you picked it at the dealership. However, you may choose to upgrade your tires depending on what driving conditions you currently have or foresee. There are many reasons to change the tires for a different model. While some people look for a new design they may simply change the wheel and use the same tires as before. Some people prefer to wait till they need new tires and then they upgrade for a larger diameter ...[more]Read More
Putting air in your tires sometimes seems like a small, unimportant task. While it is a tiny detail, it is very important. Having the proper amount of air in your tires can, not only prevent you from a dangerous accident, but it can also save on gas mileage which saves money.
In just a few easy steps, you can be on your way to providing a safe ride for yourself and getting some extra cash.
Purchase a digital tire gauge (they usually run around $10) and keep it in your vehicle. You might also want to consider purchasing a small journal to record your tire pressure and your future increased fuel economy.
It is important to know the correct cold tire pressure for your vehicle. Usually, this information is located on a placard inside the driver’s door, the fuel door, the trunk lid, the console door, or in the owner’s manual.
Note that the correct cold pressure may be the same for all four tires or it may vary from front to rear ...[more]Read More
Tires could well be the most important component on your car or truck, given that they affect the performance aspects of the car, including handling and acceleration to ride comfort and braking. Therefore, it's absolutely necessary to maintain your tires and they probably deserve more attention than any other components of the car. However, most drivers just don't think about the condition of their tires. A Department of Transportation study from 2001 stated that 60 to 80 percent of cars are have underinflated tires, 20 to 50 percent of them are driving with tires with low pressure, and 10 to 30 percent of these cars have tires with pressure as low as 30 percent of the recommended pressure. Underinflation is one of the main reasons why tires fail.
Every tire sidewall should have the manufacturer's date code on it. It will be in the form of a four-digit number, showing the month and year the tire was produced. Unfortunately, there's no expiration date. I ...[more]Read More
Anything you can do to make your car tires last longer will cut down the cost of driving your car. Sure, you've heard so much about driving habits that can increase your miles per gallon that you're tired of hearing it, but what about increasing your miles per tire change? The way you drive, and the way you take care of your tires can go a long way toward saving you money. And as a bonus, most of the ways to make your tires last longer will also make your car safer to drive, and improve your fuel economy!
Here are three tips to help you get the most life out of your car tires:
Keep your tires properly inflated
Keep your wheels properly aligned and balanced
Turn your wheels only while the car is moving
Each of these things will make your tires last longer, and I'll tell you why.
Maintaining correct air pressure in your tires has been ...[more]Read More
Tires play a critical role in the handling, maneuvering and braking of any motor vehicle. No matter what the type...RV, SUV, utility vehicle or commercial truck, tires are the only thing that contacts the road. Obviously, there is much more than just the vehicle resting on those tires...its overall safe operation is as well. By following some basic tire safety practices, you will not only drive with a greater degree of security, you will extend the usable life of your tire investment considerably.
Tire Manufacturers Agree
It is commonly agreed that a primary cause of early tire breakdown and poor tread life is under-inflation. Low tire pressure not only causes excessive heat build-up in the tire, creating dangerous driving conditions, but also shortens tire life. Unwanted heat will rapidly increase tread-wear and can even tear down retreads and destroy tire casings. As much as 90% of all tire breakdowns is the direct result of tire under-inflationRead More
Generic Auto Tire FAQ
compiled by Bill Del Vecchio
Generic Auto Tire FAQ
This FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) was assembled to address some of the most common inquiries received in the Compuserve CARS forum regarding the basics of tire selection, sizing and shopping. It attempts to give an overview covering typical consumer concerns when shopping for DOT-approved passenger car tires in the U.S. and/or Canada. Variations not covered include older, historical standards, non-US designations, truck tires and other specialty applications.
Table Of Contents
1. What do all those sidewall markings mean?
A. Size (i.e. 205/60-15)
B. Speed Rating (i.e. H, V, Z)
C. Load Index (i.e. 89, 92, 94)Read More