Shop for New Tires

How Do I Know If I Need New Tires?

Signs that your tires are wearing out or may need replacing include uneven wear, a decline in vehicle handling performance or ride, poor gas mileage, vibration, reduced brake responsiveness, tread that looks slick, and a tire that’s losing air faster than it should. Just stop by any Sioux Valley Automotive for an honest opinion on the condition of your tires.

How Often Should I Replace My Tires?

It depends on many factors, including your driving style, the mileage rating for the tires, conditions on the roads you typically travel, weather, and more. Bring your vehicle in anytime for a free visual inspection on how your tires are doing.

What Do the Numbers on the Sidewall Mean?

KEY: 1) Tire width; 2) Aspect ratio; 3) Radial-tire designation; 4) diameter; 5) Load rating with speed rating; 6) Heaviest spot on tire; 7) Tread-wear rating; 8-9) Traction and temperature ratings; 10-11) Mud-and-snow or three-peak-mountain rating; 12) Vehicle-specific marking; 13) Tire-materials list and manufacturing information

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What are tire ratings?

Tires are rated by the government on three different categories: treadwear, traction, and temperature. These ratings are especially useful if you’re trying to pick between similar tires from the same manufacturer. Just like the tire identification number, tire ratings are printed on the outside of the tire and give you important information on the capabilities and specs of the tire.