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.

Limited Time Offer: $59.99 Alignments at West Mifflin Store

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At the Champtires West Mifflin location, we are offering a special price on alignments through Oct. 31, 2018: $59.99. Call 412-462-3000 to make an appointment or learn more.

Champtires specializes in selling new and premium used tires at the lowest prices. Search our inventory.

West Mifflin Store

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

Learn more about Champtires’ services.

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

 

Lowest Prices on 20-inch High-Performance Dunlop Tires

New P275/40R20 106 W Dunlop New Sp Sport Maxx DSST RunOnFlat

Champtires has a huge inventory of high-performance P275/40-20 Dunlop tires priced lower than you will find anywhere. Have them shipped directly to your house or local tire shop — for free!

These tires are run-on-flat, great for the summer and fit many makes and models, including:

 

  • BMW X5
  • Chevrolet Blazer
  • Chevrolet Camaro
  • Dodge Charger
  • Dodge Magnum
  • Land Rover Range Rover
  • Lexus LC
  • Porsche Cayenne
  • Porsche Panamera
  • Volkswagen Touareg
  • Volvo XC60
  • Volvo XC90

Shop Dunlop P275/40-20 tires now.

Search Champtires’ full inventory.

Champtires offers fast, free shipping to the continental U.S. Learn more.