Today, a lot of thought is put into the automotive safety technologies, and it's quite normal that a conscious driver will think twice before riding a car without anti-lock brakes or airbags. At the same time, quite often we don't even consider one of the most important safety features - the tires.
The most amazing thing about this product is that despite all the abuse the tires do last for thousands of miles. Nothing lasts forever though, and one day you'll simply have to get a new set.
Your tires may be the most important component on your vehicle. No matter how much horsepower your engine makes, no matter how sophisticated the handling or powerful the brakes, it's all useless unless the tires can properly grip the pavement under acceleration, hard cornering, and severe braking. Tires connect the vehicle with the road, help cushion it from potholes for a comfortable ride, and provide the traction and steering response that gets you through rain and snow. And they do this for many thousands of miles, so effortlessly that we rarely think about them. Eventually though, you'll find that your vehicle's ride and handling aren't what they used to be. You may find it pulling to one side when you're trying to go straight, or when the weather's bad, spinning the wheels when you're trying to accelerate, or sliding when turning. That's when you'll find that your tires are worn and that's when it's time to call us. We have an extensive selection of the top brands for every purpose and application, at prices to suit every pocketbook. We have everything from high-end products offered by marquee names like Pirelli and Michelin to more affordable options such as Nexen. Whatever size you're looking for, 17", 20" or 22" tires, or anything else, you'll find what you need in our extensive inventory.
We'll make sure you get the right tire for your vehicle and driving requirements because we know how tires affect vehicle performance and how important they are to your safety. We carry all-season tires that will provide good traction, handling and ride quality in all types of weather; performance tires for road-gripping traction in summer or winter driving; and winter/snow tires for maximum traction on ice and snow, for passenger cars and light trucks & SUVs. We also have a wide range of off-road tires for light trucks and SUVs that provide maximum traction and endurance out on the trail. Each tire is produced using the latest technology and manufactured to the most rigorous standards, with top-quality materials like natural and synthetic rubbers, high-tech fabrics, steel, and compound chemicals. All the sizes and options are gathered on our digital shelves, including 245/45R17, 335/30R18, 245/30R22 tires, and much more.
One of the greatest differences between tires is the tread pattern, and this must be selected according to the type of driving you do. Under perfect conditions on smooth dry pavement the most ideal tread pattern would be no pattern at all; just solid rubber for the most tire contact possible. However, even on the best highway conditions are seldom perfect, so the grooves that make up the tread pattern are necessary to allow water to be expelled. When driving on snow or off-road, an even wider and deeper tread pattern is necessary. The surface of the tire then appears as lugs and ridges that can dig into the snow or dirt for better traction, and the larger tread pattern keeps the tire from packing up with snow or mud.
All-season tires are designed to provide a comfortable ride with adequate traction for all driving conditions. These tires are marked M + S (Mud and Snow), meaning they meet the standards set by the Rubber Manufacturers Association for Mud and Snow tires. The biggest advantage to all-season tires is that you don't need 2 sets of tires for winter and summer driving. They are, by their nature, a compromise, but ideal if you live in a temperate climate and don't experience a lot of snowfall in the winter months. If you drive extensively on ice and snow, a winter/snow tire with its more aggressive tread pattern is a better choice so you can avoid getting stuck. However, these tires can be noisy on dry pavement, and because they have a smaller contact patch with the road they can wear out faster, so you should change over to a summer tire when the last threat of snow has passed.
Performance tires usually have the minimum amount of tread so the maximum amount of rubber can be applied to traction on dry pavement. They also commonly have a "low profile" or low aspect ratio, like that found on 19" and 21" tires, which is the relationship of the tire's sidewall height to its width. The lower the aspect ratio, the smaller the sidewall height. A smaller sidewall height makes the sidewall stiffer, which is ideal for a performance vehicle because it results in crisper steering. There's no flex so the car goes where it's pointed, but the tradeoff is a somewhat firmer ride. Of course, that smaller sidewall height also enables you to run some radical large diameter rims, so check out our wheels selection and consider a wheel and tire package. We have a wide variety of tire sizes, including 285/30R19, 265/35R20 and 325/50R22, and the wheels to go with them. Because after all, a performance car has to look just as great as it drives.
If corner carving isn't your style and you'd rather be hauling dirt bikes to the trails in your pickup or loading up the family in your SUV for a weekend trip, we've got you covered. The available tread patterns on truck tires varies just as much as with passenger cars, from the conservative tread of a highway tire to the aggressive tread of on/off road all-terrain tires, and they're even available in low profile sizes. What light truck and SUV tires all have in common is they usually have a heavier casing, an extra belt, or stronger belts that give them the ability to carry the heavy weight of a truck or SUV and its cargo. At the extremes of the truck tire world are the super aggressive off-road tires made especially for lifted trucks. These oversize tires have pronounced lugs that usually extend into the sidewall and allow the tire to dig into mud and loose dirt for the ultimate in traction. We have an extensive selection of these monsters from manufacturers like Fuel, Dick Cepek, Mickey Thompson and others. All have tough looks that go great with a set of rugged off-road wheels.