1. When is it time to look?
For the most enjoyable driving experience, it’s important to replace worn tires. Optimum traction helps provide your vehicle with more responsive handling for a smoother, more reliable ride.
You should always check your tires in several tread locations. Be sure to check the inner, outer, and middle grooves of each tire, as tires can wear differently on each side due to improper wheel alignment and/or low inflation. For professional help, visit a ttire.net for a free inspection by our experts.
2. Choosing a new tire? What should I consider?
Look for tires that excel in tests for braking and handling.
Let tread wear, ride comfort, noise, and rolling resistance help narrow your choices.
Choosing a vehicle tire depends on where you live, weather and terrain issues, what performance expectations you have, and what your vehicle requires.
3. Tire Pressure: Why is it important?
Improper tire pressure can lead to a multitude of problems – from uneven and accelerated tire wear, to structural damage, and even poor gas mileage. Keeping your tires properly inflated can improve gas mileage and save you money at the pump.
Goodyear recommends checking tire inflation monthly, or before a long trip. Tires should be inflated to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations printed on the vehicle door placard, or in the vehicle’s owner’s manual.
Proper vehicle and tire maintenance is a good investment because it translates into optimum driving performance, significant cost savings, and better fuel mileage.
4. How much air should I put in my tires?
Proper inflation is the single most important part of tire care. The inflation pressure indicated on the side of the tyre is the maximum allowable operating pressure. However, it is not necessarily the right inflation for your vehicle. Always use the inflation recommended by the vehicle manufacturer printed on the vehicle door placard or in the vehicle’s owner’s manual.
Always check inflation when tires are cold (i.e. when the vehicle has been driven for less than a mile or one hour or more after driving). Use a good quality tire gauge. Remember that it’s natural for radial tyres to have a slight bulge in the sidewall at their proper inflation pressure. Check or adjust inflation every few weeks, before any long trip or if travelling with a heavy load. And don’t forget to check the spare! Your Goodyear dealer can answer any questions you have about tire inflation.
5. What is tire alignment?
A vehicle is properly aligned when all suspension and steering components are sound, and when the tire and wheel assemblies are running straight and true. Proper alignment is necessary for even tread wear and precise steering. Uneven front or rear tire wear, or changes in your vehicle’s handling or steering response (i.e. pulling to one side) usually indicates misalignment.
Many vehicles today are equipped with rear suspensions that can be adjusted for alignment. Your vehicle may need a front-end alignment or a four-wheel alignment, depending on the symptoms you are experiencing. The moderate cost of aligning your vehicle pays for itself in tire mileage, performance and comfort. Goodyear retailers provide expert alignment and suspension service.
6. What are my delivery options?
Once you have selected the tires that you wish to purchase, you may choose to have your tires shipped to any home or business within the United States, or to one of our preferred installation centers. Tires are shipped via an independent shipping carrier such as FedEx or UPS. Expect delivery to anywhere in the contiguous US within 2-4 business (weekday) days.