Basics of Shopping for New Tires
As time passes and you accrue mileage on the odometer, certain parts of your vehicle will experience wear, including tires. With the need to replace tires being inevitable, it’s important you understand how to look and select the right tires for your car, truck, or SUV. The tire code is a crucial element in shopping for new tires, which is the combination of letters and numbers located on the sidewall of your tire. An example is P 185/75 R14 82 S. P stands for passenger tires, which is the tire type. The tread width is 185; aspect ratio is 75; radial and diameter is R14; load rating is 82; speed rating is S. The tire code is unique to each make and model and should be referenced when shopping our tire sales. In addition to tire code, there is also the type of tire to keep in mind, and the brand. We carry all sorts here at Alaska Tire Service in Anchorage, Alaska, including all-season, performance, off-road, winter, and run-flat. Our tire options stem from all major brands, such as Bridgestone, Firestone, Fuzion, Hankook, and BF Goodrich. Rest assured that our tire sales specialists will guide you along the way and ensure you choose the tires best suited for your vehicle. Visit us at 2330 East 88th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99507.