TIRES 101

TIRE CONSTRUCTION

There's a lot more to a tire than just rubber on a rim. Get a better understanding of the main parts of a tire and the role each one plays.

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TIRE SPEED RATINGS & TREAD LIFE

A through Z. Find out what ratings offer longer mileage, better grip and a smoother ride.

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THE RIGHT TIRE FOR YOUR VEHICULE

To find out what tires are right for your car, check your vehicle’s OEM door sticker or your vehicle’s owner’s manual. For a quick and easy way, you can also use the Find a Tire tool on this page.

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READING A TIRE SIDEWAL

The numbers and letters on the side of your tire have very specific meanings.

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CARE

REPAIR

Repairing a damaged tire is certainly less expensive and less hassle than buying a brand new one.

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TIRE STORAGE

If you’re working multiple sets of tires, you need to make sure you store them properly.

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MAINTENANCE

HOW TO CHANGE A TIRE

Conquer one of life’s most unpleasant situations with these important tips.

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HOW TO CHECK TIRE PRESSURE

Discover the importance of air pressure and how to measure it.

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TIRE CARE PRODUCTS

There’s a right way and wrong way to wash your tires.

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TIRE ROTATION

You’ve heard about rotation. Find out all the exciting—and not-so-exciting—details.

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TIRE BALANCE

What is tire balancing and why do you need it?

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TIRE ALIGNMENT

Find out what alignment is and why it’s so important to your safety.

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HOW TO INSPECT A TIRE

An easy way to check for wear.

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DRIVING TIPS

OVERSTEERING/
UNDERSTEERING

When you take turns in both wet and dry conditions (but especially wet), you can easily lose control by oversteering or understeering.

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WINTER DRIVING

You don’t have to live at the North Pole to benefit from winter tires.

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WET DRIVING

Wet weather doesn’t get the same attention as snow and ice, but it should. Wet roads present similar dangers - like less grip and longer stopping distance.

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ROAD TRIPS

Just follow this simple checklist and you’ll know your tires are fully prepped for your road trip.

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GAS MILEAGE & TIRES

Some tires grip better. Some last longer. But did you know some tires are actually designed to give you better gas mileage?

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OFF-ROAD DRIVING

Off-road driving can be fun, especially when it’s intentional. But, it’s an entirely different kind of driving altogether.

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BUYING GUIDE

WEAR & DAMAGE

How worn is too worn? There are several ways to check for wear without even getting your hands dirty.

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UPGRADING

Tire upgrading, or plus-sizing, is a practice where performance-minded drivers upgrade their original equipment wheels with wider, bigger wheels.

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SEASONAL

Some tires are created with a unique tread for specific weather conditions, while others are built to handle year-round conditions.

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PERFORMANCE

High performance sports cars need high performance tires. Learn more about one of our favorite subjects.

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MIXING

Say you need two new tires. Where do they go on your car? Find out.

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5 THINGS TO ASK THE DEALER

Enough with the intimidation. Walk into your next dealership armed with the knowledge you need to make a smart purchase.

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SAFETY TIPS

TIRE PRESSURE WARNING LIGHT

You’ve probably seen it – the tire pressure warning light – a computerized measurement that alerts you when the pressure of one (or more) of your tires falls below 25% of the manufacturer’s recommended psi (pounds per square inch).

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TIRE BLOWOUTS

With today’s tire technology—especially BFGoodrich® tires—you may never have to deal with a blowout, but if you do, we can help guide you through it

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EMERGENCY CARE

Let’s face it, not every trip goes as perfectly as planned. And as much as we hope you never need emergency care on the side of the road, there’s a chance you will at some point.

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