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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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 Expands Free Shipping Across Entire Catalog


 
SimpleTire expands free shipping on items from its catalog with no minimum required. This applies to orders delivered to a home, business, or local installation center.
 
The offer takes effect immediately and applies across all categories ranging from Passenger, Light Truck, Commercial, and Agriculture, to OTR, Industrial, ATV, Antique, and various specialties. SimpleTire’s free shipping initiative is a compelling offer in online retailing and is one of the first in the industry that allows customers to ship tires anywhere within the contiguous U.S. without restrictions.
 
“Online shoppers don’t expect to get free shipping on ...[more]

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SimpleTire Becomes Michelin Authorized Retailer


In a sign of the times, SimpleTire is proud to let our customers know that we are now working with Michelin North America Inc., and we are now designated as a Michelin Authorized Retailer.
 
SimpleTire has always offered the full assortment of Michelin tires, but now has the support from Michelin for purchase incentives and rebates on Michelin, BFGoodrich and Uniroyal passenger and light truck tires. 
 

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SimpleTire Sponsors the High Five Tour to Thank Americans for their Support of Military Families


Starting this July 4th holiday weekend and running through the rest of the summer, SimpleTire has partnered with Wounded Warriors Family Support for the 2017 High Five Tour.

 

A mobility-equipped 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty is travelling across the United States for four months. The vehicle is equipped with several state of the art devices designed to open up access to the disabled driver. For example, the wheelchair is stowed in the bed of the pickup and a crane style lift lowers and raises the chair to make it available to the driver.

 

Americans are invited to show their support for military families by visiting a tour event and signing the vehicle with a message of encouragement.

 

At each tour stop, SimpleTire coupons are being distributed to attendees. The coupon offers 5% off all tires PLUS $5 of each sale goes to Wounded Warriors ...[more]

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FedEx Makes 1,799+ Office Locations Available to SimpleTire Customers for Free


SimpleTire ships tires to customers’ installation centers 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 ...[more]

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Kenda Rubber Co. Announces Recall affecting United States


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]

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Sean Wilson joins SimpleTire to Grow Supplier Relationships


SimpleTire adds Sean Wilson as Director of Supply Chain to the expanding team. He is working with suppliers to help them maximize the volume of orders SimpleTire sends their way.

 

Sean started his career in the tire wholesale industry working for Network Tire, and then moved to the retail side, working for United Tire & Service. Responsibilities included sales, brand development, customer service and store support. The skills he honed in those roles are well suited to working with SimpleTire suppliers.

 

Josh Chalofsky, SimpleTire’s COO, says, “Sean’s understanding of the industry, along with his business talents, are going to be of huge benefit to our supplier network. I am excited to see those relationships grow and expand.”

 

One particularly important element that Sean is focused on is having the fastest delivery in the industry. To enabl ...[more]

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SimpleTire.com Donates Funds to Support Military Families


For the 2017 Memorial Day weekend, SimpleTire.com is helping military veterans and their families by making a charitable financial donation -- 5% of all sales for the days, May 27-29th, is being donated to Wounded Warriors Family Support (WWFS).

Colonel John D. Folsom, USMCR, founder and president of WWFS says, “The support we receive from SimpleTire is outstanding! Their donation makes a real difference in the lives of military families who have had a member wounded or killed while serving.”

Wounded Warriors Family Support is an independent nonprofit organization that provides support to families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed in combat operations. With an “A” rating from CharityWatch.org, WWFS aids military veterans and their families in healing the wounds that med ...[more]

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