Welcome to the TireBuyer Learning Center

What do the numbers on tires mean?

How fast can your tires go? How much weight can they carry? We'll show you how to find out.  Learn more  

Choosing the right tires

Studded winter tires
Thinking of studding up for more traction in winter weather? Read this article first.
Original equipment tires vs. replacement tires
Is it best to stick with your car's OE tires, or try something different? We'll help you decide.
Speed rating and load index
How fast can your tires go? How much weight can they carry? We'll show you how to find out.
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Installation and maintenance

TPMS 101
Do you have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System? Find out what TPMS does for you, and how to care for it.
Rotating your tires
This simple task can keep you safe on the road, save you money, and keep your warranty valid.
Using mismatched tires
Using mismatched tires isn't ideal. But if you have to do it, here's what you need to know.
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Tire safety

Hydroplaning
Find out what causes hydroplaning, how you can prevent it, and what to do if it happens to you.
Tire pressure and temperature
Gas expands when heated. So what happens inside your tires when the temperature rises?
Car emergency kit checklist
Stuff happens - empty gas tank, flat tire, alien abduction. But with this checklist, you'll be ready for all of it.
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Tires 101

Tire disposal fees we collect
Nobody likes fees, but at least these fees go towards finding new uses for recycled tires. That's cool.
Improving your fuel economy
Gas prices are still sky-high, so let's talk about rolling resistance and how you could save some $$ on gas.
Tire anatomy and construction
Ever wondered what a " carcass ply" is? We'll peel back the tread and show you what's underneath.
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All about truck tires

How to choose the right truck tires
What’s best for your truck – all-season, all-terrain, or mud terrain tires? If you’re not sure, we can help.
All-terrain tires vs. mud-terrain tires
Want rugged traction for your truck, but can't decide between all-terrain or mud-terrain tires? We can help.
How to get started in off-roading
Before you go, learn the basics of off-roading to protect yourself and your vehicle.
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All about winter tires

Why you need winter tires
It’s not a marketing ploy – winter tires really do help keep you safe. Here’s why you need them.
All-season tires vs. winter tires
Wondering if it's OK to use all-season tires in snow? How about winter tires in the summer?
All wheel drive versus four wheel drive in winter
What’s your best bet for wintertime traction? We have the answers.
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All about ultra high performance tires

An overview of UHP tires and a look at a few favorites.
UHP all season tires are engineered to meet enthusiast driver expectations. We have the latest styles built for speed.
Negative Camber and Performance Tires
Why would you run negative camber, and what effect does it have on tire and vehicle performance? Learn the basics about negative camber here.
Ultra-high performance tires
UHP tires can significantly improve your ride. Are they as awesome as they sound?
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All about wheels

What are the different types of wheels?
Wheels can give your car unique good looks and improve performance. Here’s how to choose the right set.
How to Care for your Car’s Rims
Wheels give your tires their personality. Here’s how to keep them looking their best.
Impact of Wheel Weight on Your Vehicle
Wheel shopping? Be sure you understand how wheel weight affects your drive before you buy.
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Product reviews

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tire review
Breaking track records in its path, fulfill your need for speed with the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tire.
Continental Viking Contact 7 Review
Conquer the winter battle with the Continental Viking Contact 7.
BFGoodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM3 review
Made for wanderers and explorers, the BFG Mud Terrain delivers extreme off-road performance.
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Sustainability

Eco-friendly tire technology
In the past, tires were environmental enemies – but now, the tire industry is changing its ways.
Where are my tires made?
Where was your tire born? That’s a tricky question, but we can help you find the answer.
Tire Anatomy And Construction
Ever wondered what a " carcass ply" is? We'll peel back the tread and show you what's underneath.
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Lawn, garden and golf tires 101

Lawn, garden, & golf tire size guide
Not sure what size tire you need? We've got a couple of easy questions will help you answer that question.
Time to replace your mower tires?
If you're not sure whether your mower needs new tires, these five signs will give you the answer.
How to choose the right replacement tire for your lawn mower
Three easy steps to help you choose the right tire for your lawn and your lawn mower.
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What people are saying

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Tire buying experience was excellent. Tires and related items were as advertised. Installation was simple - schedule time, arrive at location, tires installed, transaction complete. Very Easy!!!

- Sann from North Carolina