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Digital Set Point Programmable Air Gauge w/Light
Digital Pencil Air Gauge
ABS Coated Air Gauge
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In wet, dry, or snowy winter conditions, your tire's contact patch controls your acceleration, braking, and corning inputs to the road. In addition, the shape of the contact patch will influence the performance of the tire and the vehicle it's mounted on. Some examples are as follows:
For high performance driving, the tire's contact patch would be wide and rather short as shown below:
This shape provides superior traction, cornering stability, and handling for high performance driving in dry and or wet conditions.
A tire for a passenger car or light truck tire would have a contact patch that would be more long and narrow as shown below:
This shape provides a smoother, quieter ride with predictable handling, and good wet/snow traction.
So the next time you are thinking about the traction (or the lack of it) your tires are providing, take a look at the contact patch on your tires and keep in mind it are the only connection between you and the road and are the only thing controlling your vehicle's weight and speed when motoring down the road. So make sure they are in good shape and well suited for the job you want and need them to do! If you find it's time for you to replace your tires, visit tirerack.com for the best selection and pricing available.
How can I tell how old my tires are? The good news: it's very easy to find out! On the sidewall of your tire you will see a DOT Identification Number and the last four digits of the number will reveal the week and year that the tire was actually built.
Example: Post-2000 Production Tire
This tire was manufactured during the 51st week of 2007 (LMLR5107).
Example: Pre-2000 Production Tire
This tire was manufactured during the 40th week of the 8th year of the decade (DFM408).
For safe operation, the current industry recommendation is to run your tires no longer than 6 years once they have been placed into service no matter how good they appear to be!
For more detailed information on how to Determine the Age of a Tire or any other tire-related subjects-, please visit the Tire Tech section of our web site at www.tirerack.com.
Whether you have a front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive car, install your pair of new tires on the rear! The only real exception to this could be a vehicle that has a staggered fitment with different tire sizes on the front and rear.
The reason for the rear installation is new tires on the rear axle will help the driver control their vehicle in wet conditions since the newer, deeper tread tires provide better hydroplaning resistance. With the older, lower tread depth tires on the front, the front tires will tend to lose traction first causing the vehicle to under steer (making the vehicle want to move straight ahead) which can be controlled by releasing the gas pedal to allow the driver to re-gain control of the vehicle!
For more information on where to install new tires, read "Where to Install New Pairs of Tires" in Tire Tech at tirerack.com.
- Before storing, clean each tire with soap and water and let them air dry thoroughly.
- Do not apply tire dressings.
- Place your tires in an opaque plastic lawn, garden or garbage type bag. Close tightly after removing as much air as possible.
- Store the tires in a cool, dry location and away from electric motors as they create ozone, a natural enemy of tires.
Tire Rack Seasonal Tire Totes to help keep the tires covered and clean., The totes make it easy to transport your tires, too!
Tire Rack Tire Garage provides a watertight housing for the outside storage of your tires.
Tire Rack Tire Storage Rack provides off-the-floor storage for your tires.
While nothing will stop the tire from aging, following these steps well help slow the process and allow your tires to meet your driving needs!
Ceramic pads are designed to deliver the same stopping power and pedal feel as Original Equipment pads, with less dust, lower noise, less vibration and less rotor wear. In addition, ceramic pads dissipate heat better for less brake fade and faster recovery during heavy braking.
Tire Rack offers ceramic pads from the following manufacturers:
Easy cornering, braking, and acceleration for the first five hundred miles usually works best. Braking in your new tires this way allows the various components (rubber, steel, and fabric) used in the construction of the tire to slowly work together and to perform their duties within the tire to deliver maximum performance and ride quality.
In addition, it allows the lubricants used to release tires from their molds to wear off the surface of the new tire. Until this lubricant wears away, your new tires will have a reduced level of traction, especially in wet conditions.
By following the tire break-in procedure outlined above, you will set your new tires up for the best possible performance and to deliver results to meet your expectations! For more information on tire break-in and other related tire topics, please visit our web site.
For more information, you can also visit Lighting Tech on our web site to find information on Auxiliary Light Types, Bulb Types, Proper Auxiliary Light Aiming and Reflector Types. "What is the Kelvin Scale and Which Bulb Value Should I Choose.
Firehawk GT: Your tire choice if you are looking for an High Performance All-Season tire with light snow capability for you sport sedan or coupe!
Firehawk Indy 500: Your tire choice if you are looking for a Performance All-Season tire with light snow capability at a great price!
Destination A/T: Your tire choice if you have a light truck or SUV and you need an all-terrain tire for on- and off-road activities!
Destination LE: Your tire choice if you have a light truck or SUV and you need a Highway All-Season tire that is quiet, comfortable and is at home in-town or on the highway in dry, wet or light snow conditions!
Destination M/T: Your tire choice if you need to go in loose rock and deep mud!
Destination ST: Your tire choice if you want to turn your sport pickup or sport utility vehicle into a street machine and still have all-season capability!
For a complete list of current rebates available at the Tire Rack please visit our web site at www.tirerack.com!
Let Tire Rack show you the way with our Tire & Wheel Owner's Manual available for download at www.tirerack.com. This manual covers Tire/Wheel Package Installation, Wheel Lug Torque, Inflation Pressure, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, Rotation, Tire Break-In, and Cleaning. So for all the answers, download your copy in PDF format today!
This is an indication of the tire's ability to corner, brake, and grip during acceleration under dry road conditions.
This is an indication of the tire's ability to corner, brake, and grip during acceleration under wet road conditions.
This is an indication of the tire's ability to resist hydroplaning. Hydroplaning can occur when a tire can no longer evacuate standing water between the road and the tire's tread causing the tire to lose contact with the road. This normally occurs when driving at moderate to high speeds and can lead to loss of control of the vehicle.
Light Snow Traction
This is an indication of the tire's ability to corner, brake, and grip during acceleration in snow accumulations of up to 4 inches.
Deep Snow Traction
This is an indication of the tire's ability to corner, brake, and grip during acceleration in snow accumulations in excess of 4 inches.
This is an indication of the tire's ability to corner, brake, and grip during acceleration on ice or hard packed snow conditions.
This is an indication of how predictable the tire's response will be to the driver's input when cornering.
This is an indication of how quickly the tire will respond to the driver's steering inputs.
This is an indication of the ride comfort or how smooth the tire's ride will be.
This is an indication of the noise level that will be emitted by the tire under normal driving conditions.
This is an indication of how the tread is wearing compared to the expectation of the driver.
Total Miles Reported
This is a total of the all of the miles reported by all of the survey responses we have received for this tire model.
Would you purchase this tire again?
This is an indication of how satisfied the driver is with the tire's overall performance and if the driver would consider purchasing the same tire again.
Are you replacing your run-flat tires with conventional tires and looking for an option to a full-size or compact spare? Look no further, just check out the Continental ContiComfortKit available at Tire Rack.
The Continental tire company has developed this product specifically for this application. The Continental ContiComfortKit is a powerful, high-volume, 12-volt air compressor, with an integral pressure gauge and a latex liquid tire sealant packaged in a compact (7"X9.5"X3.7"), lightweight (5 pounds) unit that is easy to store. When used, you can drive up to 125 miles on the temporary repair at speeds up to 50 miles per hour and the best part is if the tire can be repaired, it can be returned to normal service once repaired.
• Braided air hose
• Threaded hose end (more secure than push-on, thumb-lock inflation head)
• 15-foot power cord
• Lighted pressure gauge
• Low-intensity LED supplemental work light
See how it works - short video.
For more information visit the Tire Rack.
1) If you would like to continue the functionally of your TPMS system, Tire Rack can provide the sensors you will need at an additional cost.
2) You can reuse your original sensors by moving them from your old wheels to your new wheels, although it is highly recommended that you order a TPMS replacement hardware kit that includes new seals for your original TPMS sensors. Tire Rack also has these sensor kits (at an extra cost).
3) Finally, you can run your new wheels without sensors and forgo the benefits of your vehicle’s TPMS system. However, this may lead to some rather annoying side effects on most vehicles, e.g., a tone or chime every time you start the vehicle followed by a light on the dash that will remain on until the vehicle is switched off.
The choice is yours! For more information on TPMS systems. Please visit our site.