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Tire Balancing Why Does it Matter?
  • Your tires will wear down prematurely when they aren't balanced – and you may be in for some not-so-good vibrations. Full Story »
What is a Speed Rating?
  • Want to drive 168 mph? Make sure your tires have a speed rating of W or higher. (And make sure you're on a racetrack)! Every tire has a speed rating. Full Story »
What is a Load Rating?
  • Hauling groceries – or bricks? The Load Rating or Load Index indicates how much weight each tire can safely support. Full Story »
Tire Comparison Shopping Made Easy The UTQG
  • Looking for new tires with optimal traction? Or are long-lasting treads a bigger priority? There's a simple way to compare tire specs! Full Story »
How does tire pressure monitoring tpms work?
  • Looking for new tires with optimal traction? Or are long-lasting treads a bigger priority? There's a simple way to compare tire specs! Full Story »
How to Decode the Markings on a Tire Sidewall
  • How to Decode the Markings on a Tire Sidewall Trying to make sense of the jumble of numbers and letters on a tire sidewall? We'll explain! Full Story »

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