Gas Mileage and Your Tires

Learn how important your tires are to maintain a good fuel economy.

Gas prices are high and poor fuel economy is bad for the environment. Did you know that your tires impact your car’s gas mileage?

  • Not only are worn or bald tires dangerous to drive on, but they reduce the vehicle’s gas mileage. Uneven and low tread patters force your car to work harder to attempt to gain traction.
  • Low or incorrect tire pressure will result in a two percent loss of gas mileage for every five pounds per square inch (psi) of pressure that is below the manufacturer’s recommendation. Learn more about tire pressure.
  • Unbalanced and misaligned tires also hurt gas mileage.
  • Snow tires — which are great for driving in snow and other winter weather conditions — impact gas mileage. Be sure to take them off once spring arrives.

If your tires are causing problems and you’re looking for a way to save up to 80 percent off the cost of new tires, Champtires has thousands of used tires for sale. It doesn’t matter if you need one, two or a whole set – Champtires will get you the tread level you need in the brand name that you trust.

Champtires offers free shipping to the continental U.S. and a 14-day satisfaction guarantee. We also offer monthly specials.

There are also three Pittsburgh-area stores that offer installation and other services:

Pittsburgh

1319 Washington Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Sunday: Closed
(412) 361-1696

Services Available: Tire sales; tire installation; wheel alignment; and brake and suspension services

West Mifflin 

1130 Lebanon Rd
West Mifflin, PA 15122

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Sunday: Closed
(412) 462-3000

Services Available: Tire sales; tire installation; wheel alignment; and brake and suspension services

North Huntington / Irwin

15091 Rte. 30
North Huntington, PA 15642

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Sunday: Closed
(412) 646-1999

Services Available: Tires sales; tire installation; brake and suspension services

Questions? Send us an email.

More Resources:

How To Find Tire Size and Determine Tire Tread Depth

Flat Tire? Don’t Stress.

Why Buy Used Tires?

The Dangers of Driving With Worn Tires.

Four Fall Tire Tips

Check your tires, check your air pressure and other tips to stay safe on the roads.

Changing weather and shorter days can make fall tricky for safe driving, but it’s also the perfect time to prepare for what’s ahead.

The Car Care Council, a national nonprofit dedicated to car safety, has declared October “Fall Car Care Month” to help drivers learn the safety and economic benefits of regular vehicle care. And Consumer Reports says that fall is the best time to buy tires for winter.

Here are four more fall tire tips:

  • Always refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual and follow the recommended service schedule.
  • 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. Learn how to quickly inspect your tires. Wet road conditions can be extremely dangerous when tires have low tread. Reduce your risk of hydroplaning.
  • Check your tire pressure – cold weather can reduce tire pressure, and it’s safer to drive on tires that are properly inflated.
  • When temperatures dip below 45 degrees, it’s time to think about winter tires. Winter or “snow” tires are made from softer rubber that does a better job of gripping cold pavement. Winter treads are also specifically designed for snow and ice. Studded winter tires provide extra control but wait for snow pack. Studs don’t perform well in rain.

If your tires 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 tread depth – in any brand name or quantity that you need. Search our inventory and shop online now (free shipping is always included) or stop in at one of our three Pittsburgh-area tire stores.

Related Information:

Why Buy Used Tires?

Tire Safety in the Rain

The Dangers of Driving With Worn Tires

Flat Tire? Don’t Stress.

How To Find Your Tire Size and Determine Tire Tread Depth

Flat Tire? Don’t Stress.

Flat Tire? Don't Stress.

Having a flat or damaged tire is never going to be fun or happen at an ideal time. But Champtires can help alleviate some of the financial stress by saving you up to 80 percent on a replacement tire.

With more than 30,000 premium used tires in stock, Champtires can simply match the tread depth — and even the brand — to your remaining tires.

Save 19% off a tire purchase with this coupon. Valid through Jan 31, 2019.
It’s important to note that if you’re replacing one tire, its tread level should match its counterpart. So front tire tread depths should match and back tire tread depths should be the same. Front and back tires should always be within 2/32 of each other.

 

If someone tells you that you can’t only replace one tire (or two) and insists that you need to buy two (or a whole set), be sure to question them as to exactly why…tread depths matching is what matters.

Champtires in the Pittsburgh-area:

Note: If your car is not drivable, simply contact us to arrange having it towed to one of our stores.

For Drivers Across the United States:

Tip: Have your tire(s) shipped to your home or auto body shop.

Why Trust Champtires?

Since 2009, Champtires has specialized in selling new and high-quality used tires to drivers across the U.S. Every tire that enters our warehouse is inspected and tested, and we offer a 14-day satisfaction guarantee.

Related Information:

Prevent Flat Tires With Quick Tire Inspections

The Dangers of Driving With Worn Tires

Why Buy Used Tires?

How To Find Your Tire Size and Determine Tire Tread Depth

Find Tire Size

Tire Size

Tire sizes are a series of numbers that refer to the tire’s width, aspect ratio and rim size. They are typically found in two places:

  1. On the tire’s sidewall. (See above image for an example)
  2. On a sticker on the inside of the driver’s car door.

You can also search Champtires’ website to find out what tire size(s) fits your vehicle.

Tread Depth

In the U.S., the accepted measurement for tire tread levels are in 32nds of an inch. Tire tread gauges are used to obtained specific measurements. Most passenger tires start out with a tread level of 10/32. States, like Pennsylvania, that have vehicle safety inspections require tires to have certain tread depths to pass. 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.

Learn how to use a tire tread gauge.

When tires are worn or nearly bald, the penny test is useful.

Champtires has more than 30,000 premium used tires in stock, and our prices are so low that you’ll save up to 80 percent off the cost of new tires. Every tire that enters our warehouse is inspected and tested, and we offer a 14-day satisfaction guarantee.

Shop for Tires – Shipping is Always Free!

Three Pittsburgh-area Locations

Pittsburgh

1319 Washington Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Sunday: Closed
(412) 361-1696

Services Available: Tire sales; tire installation; wheel alignment; and brake and suspension services

West Mifflin 

1130 Lebanon Rd
West Mifflin, PA 15122

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Sunday: Closed
(412) 462-3000

Services Available: Tire sales; tire installation; wheel alignment; and brake and suspension services

North Huntington / Irwin

15091 Rte. 30
North Huntington, PA 15642

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Sunday: Closed
(412) 646-1999

Services Available: Tires sales; tire installation; brake and suspension services

Related Information:

Flat Tire? Don’t Stress.

Why Buy Used Tires?

The Dangers of Driving With Worn Tires.

Tire Safety in the Rain

Reduce your risk of hydroplaning and make sure your car’s tires are not worn or bald.

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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, especially in dangerous weather conditions like rain and wet roads.

When tires are worn—or even bald—their grooves are no longer able to adequately obtain traction. This causes hydroplaning, or the loss of steering, braking and power control.

And hydroplaning can occur even on damp roads, so it is important to be aware of your tires tread levels. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends checking tire tread levels monthly. Learn how to quickly inspect your tires.

If your tire tread depths are low, don’t let the high cost of new tires prevent you from replacing them. Champtires sells premium used tires at the lowest prices. With more than 30,000 tires in stock, Champtires can get you the size, brand and tread depth you need—all while saving you up to 80% off the cost of new tires.

Shop online— where shipping is always free to the continental U.S. — or shop in person at our three Pittsburgh-area locations, where we also install tires and offer other services:

Pittsburgh: 1319 Washington Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15206

West Mifflin: 1130 Lebanon Rd West Mifflin, PA 15122

North Huntington / Irwin: 15091 State Route 30, North Huntington, PA 15642

Learn more about the dangers of driving with worn tires.

Related Links:

Why Buy Used Tires?

State Inspections and Your Tires

 

More Services Offered at All Champtires Locations

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Saving money on car services has just gotten easier for Pittsburgh-area drivers.

Champtires, which sells high-quality used tires for up to an 80 percent discount, now offers brake and suspension services at all three locations: West Mifflin, Pittsburgh (Washington Blvd) and North Huntington/Irwin.

Alignment services are also available at the West Mifflin and Pittsburgh (Washington Blvd) stores.

And because trust is the number one quality drivers look for in car repair work, they are in good hands with Champtires. Since 2009, the Pittsburgh-based startup has provided drivers around the United States with affordable, high-quality used tires through its website and stores. Every tire that enters the warehouse is air-tested and inspected. Champtires applies this same rigorous dedication to outstanding quality, service and safety to its extended car repair services.

Brake Services

Champtires will perform free brake inspections and service brake pads, rotors and calipers.

When do you need a free brake inspection?

  • You hear strange noises while breaking.
  • The vehicle is pulling in either direction while breaking.
  • The brake pedal presses lower to the floor of the vehicle than normal.

Brake services prices vary.

Suspension Services

The following replacement services are now available at all Champtires locations:

  • Tie rod
  • Control arm
  • Control arm bushing
  • Ball joint

When is your car in need of suspension services?

  • You notice uneven tire treads.
  • Car is not riding smoothly.
  • During turns, car pulls or drifts.
  • When stopping, car dips.
  • Damaged shocks.

Suspension services prices vary.

Wheel Alignment Services

With Champtires’ state-of-the-art alignment machines and trained technicians, you can have either two or four tires aligned at the West Mifflin and Pittsburgh (Washington Blvd) locations. Tire alignments can help your tires perform better and last longer. They can also improve the way your car handles.

When do you need to have your tires aligned?

  • You notice uneven tread wear.
  • The vehicle is pulling in one direction.
  • The steering wheel is crooked when driving straight.
  • The steering wheel vibrates.
  • Your tires are squealing.

Regular pricing for alignments is $69.99 with tires purchased at Champtires, and $89.99 without a tire purchase. (Prices subject to change.)

Call to make an appointment or stop in to talk to a technician:

Pittsburgh

1319 Washington Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Sunday: Closed
(412) 361-1696

Services Available: Tire sales; tire installation; wheel alignment; and brake and suspension services

West Mifflin

1130 Lebanon Rd
West Mifflin, PA 15122

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Sunday: Closed
(412) 462-3000

Services Available: Tire sales; tire installation; wheel alignment; and brake and suspension services

North Huntington / Irwin

15091 Rte. 30
North Huntington, PA 15642

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Sunday: Closed
(412)-646-1999

Services Available: Tires sales; tire installation; brake and suspension services

Why buy used tires?

Fast, Free Shipping On Tires – Always

CHAMP52If you like Amazon Prime because of the shipping benefits, then you’ll love buying tires online from Champtires.com. We offer fast, free shipping to the continental U.S. every day of the year! And, you don’t need to buy a special membership to qualify.

Simply head over to www.champtires.com, search our massive inventory, select the brand and tread level(s) you’re looking for, add them to your car and check out. We’ll ship your tires out fast and for free.

Why Buy Used Tires?

If you’re in the market for tires, considering used tires is a good choice if you’re looking to save money. However, not all used tire stores are created equally, so make sure that you purchase used tires from a reputable seller, such as Champtires.

Even if you just need to replace one tire, the cost of rubber has increased dramatically recently and has caused the price of brand new tires to skyrocket. High-quality used tires are a much more affordable option.

Used tires are also an environmentally friendly choice – you will be using a premium, recycled product.

Why Buy Used Tires From Champtires?

Champtires only sells the highest quality used tires. Every tire that enters Champtires’ warehouse is air-tested and quality-checked. Tires that do not meet our high standards are not sold.

I Only Need One Tire – Can I Still Buy Used?

Absolutely. You can buy one, two, three or a whole set of tires from Champtires. Our inventory is so massive that we can match the tread level and brand name that you need.

What Tire Sizes Does Champtires Carry?

Champtires has more than 20,000 premium used tires in stock at any given time, so odds are the size and brand you’re looking for are immediately available.

You can quickly fund out by searching our inventory at www.champtires.com or by calling us at 412-462-3000.

If you’re not sure how to find out the tire size(s) that you need, click here.

Some of the most popular tire sizes that Champtires carries are listed below.

195/60/15
195/65/15
205/55/16
215/60/16
225/60/16
215/55/17
225/50/17
225/65/17
225/60/16
215/65/16
225/70/16
235/70/16
245/75/16
265/75/16
215/45/17
225/45/17
215/55/17
225/55/17
215/65/17
225/65/17
225/60/17
265/70/17
235/55/17
245/65/17
265/70/17
235/75/17
225/50/18
225/55/18
235/55/18
255/55/18
235/60/18
255/50/19
255/55/20
275/55/20
205/65/15

 

Where Does Champtires Ship To?

Champtires offers same-day, free shipping to the continental U.S. So, if you live anywhere from New York City to Los Angeles; Miami to Seattle; Philadelphia to Houston; Boston to Phoenix, and a location in between, we ship to you FOR FREE!

If you have any questions, feel free to call is at 412-462-3000.

Pittsburgh Drivers:

If you’d like to talk to a sales associate about your tire needs, please call 412-462-3000, stop in at one of our two convenient locations:

Pittsburgh Store: 1319 Washington Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15206

West Mifflin Store: 1130 Lebanon Rd West Mifflin, PA 15122

If you don’t live in Pittsburgh, don’t worry – we offer same-day shipping! Call or visit Champtires.com.