It has come to SimpleTire’s attention that GITI Tire (USA) has issued a recall on the following tires:
Primewell Valera Touring II
SimpleTire ships tires to customers’ installers of their choice, places of work, and homes. And now customers can have tires shipped to, and picked up, at any of the nationwide FedEx Offices!
FedEx selected SimpleTire as a partner for this new program as a way to continue extending their pivotal role in the retail revolution with an ecommerce innovator.
This new option provides customers a useful way to receive their tires. Instead of tires being shipped to a home where waiting for a delivery is a hassle, or storage can be an issue, or leaving them on a doorstep might be a security concern, this provides a safe and convenient option.
Many of the 1,799+ nationwide locations FedEx locations are open extended hours and on Sundays. They will hold tires for up to five days until the customer is ready to come by t ...[more]Read More
It has come to SimpleTire’s attention that Kenda Tire and Rubber Company has issued a recall on the following tires:
Kenda Kenetica tires, size P235/75R15 105S KR17.
The following statement was released on
Approximately 696 tires were impacted and have the DOT code K3D5ANA5116 and K3D5ANA5216, Kenda said. The tires may have a void between the top steel belt and the tire undertread located at the overlapped steel belt splice. The void can grow under normal use, possibly resulting in a tread separation or a sudden loss of air in the tire, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Kenda will notify owners and dealers will inspect and replace the affected tires free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during June 2017.
SimpleTire urges anyone who has purc ...[more]Read More
It has come to SimpleTire’s attention that Continental has issued a recall on the following tires:
General Grabber 33x12.50R18 LT 118Q
The following statement was released on 1/20/2017:
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (Continental) is recalling certain General Tire Grabber light truck tires, size 33x12.50R18 LT 118Q, Load Rang ...[more]Read More
When Should I Replace My Tires?
This is a question that crosses many consumers’ minds when purchasing tires. Many factors play a part in when tires should be replaced. The main aspects that should go into such a change are as follows:
DATE OF TIRES: The average lifespan of a tire that would be still be deemed safe and road appropriate is 5 years from the date of installation. This means from the moment they are mounted and balanced, based on the tires mileage expectancy, you should look into replacing your tires within 5 years, as based on highway safety results and the average consistency of the daily driver. This marks a point in time in which your tires will start to show signs of wear and tear and overall heavy usage that can start to result in a thinner, more wor ...[more]Read More
Experts and analysts seem to be in agreement on this: the days of cheap oil are finished. As countries compete with each other for oil on a global market, the price of refined fuel and gasoline in the United States may fluctuate somewhat, but it’s likely to stay above $3/gallon for the foreseeable future. That means that every driver needs to be aware of what they need to do to optimize their gas mileage…and that includes tires.
You probably already know that proper inflation is vital to fuel economy, and that underinflated tires will not only drop your gas mileage, but will negatively affect handling and drivability. Underinflated tires are also unsafe, building heat that can compromise a tire’s service life and possibly cause tire failur ...[more]Read More
Rotating tires is one of the most important (and easiest) things you can do to prolong their service life. But why? Why is it so important?
It’s simple. Front and rear tires wear differently. Parallel parking, cornering, acceleration, three-point turns all put different stresses on the front and rear tires. Not rotating them means that they are going to show different wear patterns, which will affect their tread life and your car’s ride and handling.
Regular rotations mean that your tires will wear more evenly, and will improve your car’s drivability. Chances are you’ll notice a difference in ride and handling with every rotation. So how often should you rotate?
Every other oil change seems like a pretty good rule of thumb (in other words, every 7-10,000 miles). Doing rotations yourself in your ...[more]Read More
As a general rule, your tires should all have the same tread pattern, construction and size, meaning they should all be the same make, model and age. If they aren’t, you’ll compromise on your car’s control, traction, stability and ride. Mismatched tires could mean tires from different manufacturers, winter tires with all-season tires, run-flat tires with conventional tires or tires with different tread patterns.
Until you can invest in an entire set of tires of the same make and model, and if you’ve only got one mismatched tire in the set, you should put it on the rear. If the tire that had a problem was on the front, take one of your rears and put it on the front to replace it, then put the mismatch tire back on the rear axle. This will probably mean the least impact on handling ...[more]Read More
Tires are something that most people just do not give a lot of thought to until something goes wrong and it’s time to replace them. The good news is, they don’t really need a lot of maintenance (certainly not as much as your car’s mechanical systems do), and it’s pretty easy to take care of them and get a long service life from them. Ther e are a few things, though, that you do need to keep in mind with your new tires.
- Watch your driving habits. Obviously, if you regularly mash the gas pedal hard enough to break traction and burn rubber, that will take a lot of life off your tires. Besides that, though, be careful about your braking and cornering habits, and go easy over potholes and railroad tracks; they will all take a toll on your tires.
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Does your driving style affect how your tires wear and hold up? You better believe it does.
If you put a lot of interstate miles on your car, that’s about the easiest thing you can do for the tires and your car’s drivetrain both. Tires and engines both love maintaining steady speeds for hours on end (provided the tires are at the correct inflation).
Here are some things that are likely to compromise your tires’ life, though:
- Frequently hauling heavy loads (especially for pickup truck tires)
- Frequently pulling a trailer
- Hard cornering
- Hard acceleration
- Taking potholes, railroad tracks and bumps at high speeds
It’s not surprising that heavy loads or trailer use would wear out tires prema ...[more]Read More