Improve Driver Safety & Handling
Carriage Traders Auto Repair in South Glens Falls, NY is here to make sure your driving experiences are safe and comfortable. Quality tire services are necessary to keep you ahead of performance issues. You can improve your vehicle’s handling by keeping tire inflated, rotated, and balanced correctly. These routine maintenance services should be performed on your vehicle according to a consistent tire service plan. We’re able to extend your tire road-life by preserving the tread.
We want you to get the most out of your tire investment. Our shop uses the latest technologies and TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) to ensure the right amount of air pressure in in your tires. Failing to maintain the proper tire pressure will result in bumpy rides, lowered fuel-efficiency, and faster wearing tire tread.
Below are some of the tire services that we offer:
- Wheel Alignment
- Tire Mounting
- Tire Balancing
- Tire Rotation
- Tire Inspection
Let our professionals help you find, balance and mount the right new tires for your car. Call or email us and let us help you with your tire services. We also carry various tire brands. Here are some of the tire brands that we carry: Goodyear, Cooper, Bridgestone, Hankoook, Mastercraft, Firestone, Fuzion.
Tire Guide and Tips: Understanding Your Tire
For example, the number May read P225/70-R15, 89H:
- P = Passenger Tire (LT = Light Truck)
- 225 = Overall width of the tire in millimeters
- 70 = Sidewall height (distance from rim to tread) as a percentage of the tread width (known as aspect ratio)
- R = Tire construction, this one is Radial (also, B = Belted Bias, D = Diagonal Bias
- 15 = Represents the size of the wheel in inches
- In this example, the tire has the number 89H. This is the weight capacity of the tire. However, in most cases, you will not see this heading on the sidewall.
- A speed rating is sometimes put in front of the R (or B or D). A straight R rating means that it is rated for speeds of up to 100mph. The manufacturer does not recommended this tire for speeds greater than 100 mph. Other speed ratings are: S=112mph, T=118mph, U=124mph, H=130mph, V=149mph, & a Z rated tire is for speeds in excess of 149mph.
- The V and Z rated tires have excellent dry pavement grip/traction but due to their soft rubber compounds, do not have a long life.
- A tread rating indicates how long a tire should last. This figure is written in small letters on the sidewall of your tire. The higher the number, the longer the tire should last. 100 is the basic tread wear rating.
- The traction rating works just like grading – ‘A’ being the best, ‘B’ is good, and ‘C’ is acceptable. This number is also found on the sidewall.
- Temperature ratings work the same – ‘A’ best, ‘B’ good, ‘C’ acceptable. If you drive your car very hard, you want a temperature rating of ‘A’ because a ‘C’ would fail faster under these conditions. Again, look for this number on the sidewall.
- Stopping and handling can be improved with winter tires or snow tires. Quality snow tires can provide better performance in most bad weather conditions. When you spend a lot of time on the road in the winter, buying quality snow tires can make a world of difference. Having winter tires improves traction, braking and cornering in all cold weather driving conditions compared to all-season tires. In our north country they’re a must for our snow-covered, icy, wet and even dry road conditions.