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

Fast, Free Shipping On Tires – Always

CHAMP52If you like Amazon Prime because of the shipping benefits, then you’ll love buying tires online from 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, 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 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.



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

Just In: Hundreds of Brand New, Major Brand Name Tires

discountdealsShopping for winter tires? Need to replace one tire or a whole set? just received a shipment of hundreds and hundreds of BRAND NEW tires. We are passing the savings on to you – save at least 30% off each tire!

We have all of the major brands – Bridgestone, Firestone, etc – in a variety of sizes, including the ones listed below.

Do not wait: tires at low prices like these will not be around long. How can you take advantage of these rock-bottom prices?

  • Shop our website, All orders placed through our website receive free shipping!
  • Call 412-462-3000.
  • Stop in our location at 1130 Lebanon Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122.

New tire sizes available include:

195/65/11     215/60/16     245/75/16     265/75/16     265/70/16     215/55/17     235/55/17     245/65/17     265/70/17     215 /55/18     225/50/18     235/55/18     285/45/22

Search our website or call 412-462-3000 to see if we have the exact size and/or brand that you need.


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