How To Have A Happy and Less Expensive 4th of July Road Trip

flagtiresPlanning a road trip for the Fourth of July?

USA Today’s Gary Strauss is reporting that gas prices are the highest they’ve been since 2008. But don’t let that worry you – you can still have a fun, safe and affordable holiday vacation with high-quality used tires from Champtires.

Make sure your tires are ready before you start packing up the car. Not only is driving on tires with adequate tread much more safe for you, your passengers and others on the road around you, taking care of your tires before you leave will likely save you money and headaches if any problems arise while you’re out of town.

Typically, tire tread above 2/32 of an inch is considered to be adequate. However, some tests have shown that 4/32 is a much safer guideline to follow.

To learn how to quickly inspect your tires, click here.

Not sure if used tires are a good option for you? Read why buy used tires.

To find out if Champtires has the size and brand of tires that you need, call 412-462-3000, stop in at 1130 Lebanon Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122 or visit Champtires.com. If you’re in the Pittsburgh-area, Champtires offers tire installation.

If you’re not in Pittsburgh, Champtires’ website prices are rock bottom – plus we offer free shipping on all orders!

Safe travels, and Happy Fourth of July!

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Summer Tire Safety Tips

beachTire safety is important all year long, but the warmer months present a few unique challenges to tire quality.

Long road trips, higher temperatures, hauling heavy loads and driving faster all put additional stress on your tires. Here are a few summer tire safety tips:

  • You should check your tires regularly for wear and tear, but if you’re planning any driving vacations or weekend trips away, it’s imperative to inspect your tires before you leave. Finding any potential problems before you head out will increase your safety and could save you a lot of money in the long run. For tips on how to quickly inspect your tires, click here.
  • Check your tire tread. Worn tread can cause a myriad of problems from unexpected blowouts to hydroplaning to your brakes not functioning properly. Click here to learn how to check your tire tread levels. If your tire tread levels are low, do not worry, Champtires can get you the tread levels you need in the brand name you trust – all at a very low cost.
  • Also check your tires’ sidewalls for any imperfections or bulges.
  • Find the recommended tire pressure for your vehicle in your owner’s manual. Check the pressure often, preferably when the tires are cold. And, don’t forget to check your spare tire! Note that the tire pressure listed on your sidewalls is the maximum pressure and is not intended to serve as notification of the correct pressure.
  • Do not overload your car or truck. Your vehicle and tires are designed to only operate safely up to their hauling limits. Carrying too much weight creates excessive heat inside your tires, which can lead to tire failure and an accident.
  • If your tires are not inflating properly, are worn or have low tread level, do not let the high cost of new tires scare you from fixing the problem. Champtires can help you get affordable, quality used tires with good treads – in any brand name or quantity that you need. Find out why buying used tires is a great option.

In the Pittsburgh area? Shop in person at 1130 Lebanon Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122 – Champtires also offers tire installation.

If you’re outside of Pittsburgh, visit Champtires.com for the lowest prices on used tires on the Internet – plus we offer free shipping!

Questions? Call 412-462-3000 or email support@champtires.com.

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Save Big Through the End of June!

saleWho doesn’t love to save money?!

The following offers will run through June 30, 2014 and are available for local pick up only at 1130 Lebanon Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122:

1. All used tires are 20% off the listed website price when installed at Champtires. No restrictions on brands or tread levels.

2. All 225/65/17 tires are 50% off the listed website price.

If you live outside of the Pittsburgh-area, do not worryChamptires’ prices are the lowest anywhere! Plus, we offer free shipping. So, head on over to www.champtires.com.

Installation prices at Champtires:

  • Installation 14-17 inch tires: $14.99 per tire.
  • Installation 18-26 inch tires: $19.99 per tire.
  • Run flat tires: $24.99 per tire.
  • Low profile tires (Aspect Ratio 45 and below ): $24.99 per tire.
  • Disposal Fees: $3.00 per tire.

All tires are installed on our state-of-the-art Hunter Revolution Tire Machine. Installation includes laser balancing. Schedule an appointment by calling 412-462-3000. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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Trivia Tuesday: Win a $25 Gift Card to Champtires!

Win $25It’s time for the latest round of Trivia Tuesday!

Enter this fun and easy contest for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Champtires. All you need to do is become friends with Champtires Pittsburgh on Facebook, and answer the trivia question.

One lucky winner will be chosen from the correct answers at random to win one $25 gift certificate to Champtires.

Today’s question deals with the dangers of driving with worn tires. Head on over to Facebook to participate: https://www.facebook.com/champtires.sales.

Good luck!

Questions about Champtires? Call 412-462-3000, visit Champtires.com or shop in person at 1130 Lebanon Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122.

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It’s Tire Safety Week!

Photo Credit: Rubber Manufacturers Association

Photo Credit: Rubber Manufacturers Association

A tire industry survey reveals that nearly 7 out of 10 vehicles are riding on under inflated tires.  According to the research, nearly one in five vehicles has at least one significantly under inflated tire.

The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), the national trade association for tire manufacturers, sponsors National Tire Safety Week (June 1-7) to focus efforts to educate U.S. drivers about the need for regular tire maintenance.  Under inflated tires waste gasoline, increase the risk of tire damage and cause premature tire wear.

What should you do?

Check your tires. Driving on worn tires or tires with no tread is very dangerous. Typically, tire tread above 2/32 of an inch is considered to be adequate. However, some tests have shown that 4/32 is a much safer guideline to follow. For information on how to quickly inspect your tires, click here.

If your tires are not inflating properly, are worn or have low tread level, do not let the high cost of new tires scare you from fixing the problem. Champtires can help you get affordable, quality used tires with good treads – in any brand name or quantity that you need.

Call 412-462-3000, visit Champtires.com or shop in person at 1130 Lebanon Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122.

To read more about Tire Safety Week, visit http://www.rma.org/tire-safety/tire-safety-week/.

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The Dangers of Driving With Worn Tires

Why Buy Used Tires?

Tire Tread Level and State Car Inspections

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