are used tires safe

Are Used Tires Safe? 3 Reasons Why Not

Thinking about buying used tires and asking yourself “are used tires safe?” I personally don’t think so, and here are three reasons why. 1. You don’t know how used tires have been… used. Overinflation, underinflation, excessive loads, harsh cleansers, improper storage — all these things can cause damage to a tire and make it more susceptible to failure. Trouble is, it’s not always possible to tell just by looking at … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know about Buying Tires

What makes a good tire? That’s easy. When choosing a tire for your vehicle, consider your needs as a driver including your driving style, distance, types of roads you usually travel, and the weather you typically encounter. Once those are determined, you can easily find the tire that best fits your car, and best fits your needs. There is no one tire fits all, so it’s important to know what all those … Continue reading

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Heat’s Affect on Tires

Each year, we’re experiencing warmer summers with near unbearable temperatures. What’s that mean for tires? Hot temperatures and tires don’t mix well and can negatively impact your safety. Hot weather can weaken your tires and lead to failure. I know we all want a perfect 90-degree beach day, but that means roughly 150 degrees on the pavement. Not to mention, tire pressure can increase by up to 5 psi in … Continue reading

What Extreme Heat Does to Your Tires

It’s nice that summer is here and all, but what extreme heat does to your tires might surprise you. Because temperatures rocket up from mid-May through early October, it is said to be “tire blowout season.” And not for good tire deals. Typical summer days can heat up pavement to as much as 145 degrees. Not quite hot enough to fry an egg as the saying goes, but hot enough … Continue reading