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

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?

5 Benefits of Premium Used Tires

CHAMP52If you’ve shopped around for new tires recently and were shocked at the high price, you are not alone. The good news is that you have an option to save money with high-quality used tires from Champtires.

Five Benefits of Buying Used Tires From Champtires:

1. Save Up To 80%

New tires can cost a lot of money. Buying premium used tires – tires that have been used before but still have high levels of tread – is an affordable alternative. At Champtires, drivers can save up to 80% off of the cost of new tires.

2. Safety First

If you’ve ever bought a used car, you’ve bough used tires. And, Champtires only sells the highest quality used tires. Every tire that enters Champtires’ warehouses is air-tested and quality-checked. Tires that do not meet Champtires’ high standards are not sold.

3. Go Green

Used tires are also an environmentally friendly choice – you will be using a premium, recycled product that instead could have ended up in a landfill.

4. Options, Options, Options

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.

5. Not All Used Tire Sellers Are Created Equally

Champtires tests and inspects every tire that enters its warehouses. Damaged tires and retread tires are not sold. Learn more.

For more information, call 412-462-3000, visit Champtires.com (where shipping is always free to the continental U.S.!) or shop in person at our two convenient Pittsburgh-area locations – where we also install tires:

Pittsburgh Store: 1319 Washington Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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

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

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

discountdealsShopping for winter tires? Need to replace one tire or a whole set?

Champtires.com 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, Champtires.com. 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.

Related:

Cold Weather and Your Tires

Cold Weather And Your Tires

coldweathertireDriving safely in cold temperatures and winter weather conditions has a lot to do with your tires.

Having the correct tire pressure is essential for proper handling. A temperature change of just 10 degrees can cause a ten percent reduction, or constriction, of air in tires. So tire pressure can be affected from day to night temperature – not to mention when the Polar Vortex hits!

Check the optimal tire pressure of your vehicle on the label inside the driver’s door frame or in the owner’s manual.

Worn tires—especially bald ones—can be deadly on wet or snow-covered roads, where the grooves aren’t deep enough to channel water or snow out from beneath the tread and affects control of the steering wheel. Wet-weather braking and snow traction also decrease as tires wear.

ConsumerReports.org has said about tire tread levels that, “Unfortunately, 2/32 of an inch may be too late if you drive in rain or snow. Based on our tests of new and half-tread-depth tires, you may want to consider shopping for new ones on your car or truck closer to the 4/32-inch groove depth.”

For information on how to quickly check tread levels, click here.

If your tires aren’t keeping pressure or have low tread, do not let the high cost of new tires scare you from fixing the problem. Champtires can help you get affordable, high-quality used tires with good tread levels – in any brand name or quantity that you need. Champtires also sells new tires at the lowest prices you’ll find anywhere!

Champtires has two Pittsburgh locations!

Pittsburgh Store: 1319 Washington Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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

Not in Pittsburgh?

Don’t worry – we offer FREE, fast shipping! Call 412-462-3000 or visit Champtires.com.

Related:

The Dangers of Driving With Worn Tires

Why Buy Used Tires?

Fall Tire Tips

fallOctober – when pumpkins, Halloween candy, fall foliage and football are all on our minds – is a great time check-in with your car and prepare it for changing weather and road conditions. 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.

A few fall tire tips to keep in mind:

  • 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. For information on how to quickly inspect your tires, click here.
  • 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 treads – in any brand name or quantity that you need.

For more information, call 412-462-3000, visit Champtires.com or shop in person at our two convenient Pittsburgh-area locations – where we also install tires:

Pittsburgh Store: 1319 Washington Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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

Related:

The Dangers of Driving With Worn Tires

Why Buy Used Tires?

Tire Tread Level and State Car Inspections

Champtires Offers Installation

Tire Sizes at Champtires

How To Save Up To 80% on Tires

If you’ve ever wondered how to save on tires, look no further than this video featuring Champtires‘ owner Brad Rea. All tires that enter Champtires‘ warehouse are inspected and air tested. So, if you need tires for your luxury car or are getting ready for inspection or your lease turn-in, let Champtires help you save money.

Champtires has over 15,000 premium used tires in stock. Installation and free shipping options are available.

Learn more at http://www.champtires.com, call 412-462-3000 or stop in at 1130 Lebanon Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15122.

Commercial as seen on KDKA/CBS Pittsburgh.