Tires

At Mount Airy Toyota, our car care experts know what kind of tires your vehicle requires and can advise you about tires available in stock, tires that can be ordered, special sales on tires, as well as provide the regular maintenance that will keep you moving. Whether you drive a Toyota or another kind of vehicle, Mount Airy Toyota welcomes the opportunity to serve you and keep you safe.

Our 110% Price Guarantee means you get the best price no matter where you compare. We have every make and style for trucks, cars and SUVs. We carry every make and brand including Goodyear, Bridgestone, Michelin, BFGoodrich, Firestone, and Uniroyal. We have new tires you need at the price you want. We offer the largest selection of car tires, SUV tires, motorcycle and ATV tires in North Carolina or Virginia!

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Tires are, quite literally, where the rubber meets the road when it comes to your vehicle. No matter what kind of vehicle you drive, its ability to get you there safely depends greatly on your tires.

 

How safe are worn tires?

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration found that nearly 50 percent of 11,500 vehicles checked had at least one tire with half-worn tread while another 10 percent had at least one bald tire. Tires without adequate tread do not have the stopping and water-shedding abilities needed to make driving safe. Tread — the grooves and channels you see on tires — is what allows water out, away from the tire so its surface can best connect with the road. Worn down or bald tires become too smooth and slick. Such tires can hydroplane — skimming along water or snow like a ski.

 

When do I need to replace my tires?

Tires are considered bald when one or more of their grooves reaches 2/32 of an inch deep, compared with about 10/32 of an inch for new tires (tread wear is usually measured in 1/32-inch increments), according to Consumer Reports. Some tires have tread wear indicators. These horizontal bars within the tires’ grooves will become exposed when the tread is too worn — and is an indicator that they will fail a safety inspection.

“Unfortunately, 2/32 of an inch may be too late if you drive in rain or snow. Based on our tests of new and half-tread-depth tires, you may want to consider shopping for new ones on your car or truck closer to the 4/32-inch groove depth,” states Consumer Reports.

 

How do I check my tire tread?

If you’ve ever heard of the old penny trick, know that it holds true. Take a penny and with Abraham Lincoln’s portrait facing you, insert it upside down into your tire’s tread grooves. Tires with enough tread will just cover the top of Abe’s head. On tires with too little tread, you will be able to see the very top of Abe’s head. This trick is so handy because it doesn’t require much special effort to find a penny; however, if you want to be very precise, you can buy a tread-depth gauge. 

 

What do I want to look for in new tires?

There are a lot of tire choices on the market and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Two major factors that play in to most people’s decision-making process are size and cost.

Your vehicle requires a specific sized tire. It is very important to buy the correct size. You can find your size on the side wall of the tire in addition to numbers that indicate maximize air pressure and tire quality grading. The size will be a combination of number and letters. A “P” indicates the tire is for a passenger car while “LT” indicates the tire is for a light truck. The number that follows, for example 245, indicates the tire’s width in millimeters. The next number, for example 45, is the aspect ratio. Then there will be a letter Z, S, or T, which is the tire’s speed rating. Note that Z rated tires are the highest speed tires and will have a W or Y rating that indicates the load index. The letter R denotes radial tires and the following number, for example 19, specifies the size of the wheel that the tire fits. The last number, for example 98, indicates the tire’s maximum load carrying capacity.

Tires can range greatly in price. You may want to get by with the cheapest tires you can find or opt for a practical mid-range tire, step up to a tire that improves road noise and ride or need something specialized. Don’t let cost jeopardize your safety! If you are driving on unsafe tires, at least talk to your mechanic about whether a temporary, inexpensive replacement will provide more safety and stopping power until you can buy a set that will last you the next several years.

Remember that safe tires aren’t a luxury — they’re part of what protects you and all your important cargo.

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