Are Your Tires Ready for Snow and Ice?

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Are your tires ready for snow and ice? Here are a few essential tips, including how to save up to 80 percent off the price of new 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 temperatures drop severely.

Check the optimal tire pressure of your vehicle on the label inside the driver’s door frame or in the owner’s manual. And whatever you do, don’t ignore the tire pressure monitoring light.

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. Learn more about the dangers of driving with worn tires.

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.”

Learn how to determine your tires’ tread depth.

How To Save Money on Tires

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 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. We also sell new tires at the lowest prices.

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Save more with our current specials.

Champtires Has 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

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Make Sure Your Tires Are Ready for Cold and Snow

winter-tiresNovember is the perfect time to check in on your tires to make sure that they’re ready for cold temperatures and snowy weather conditions.

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 temperatures drop severely.

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.

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.

What a “Wintry Mix” Means For Your Tires


A “wintry mix” is a mix of rain, snow and ice. What does it mean for 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 temperatures drop severely.

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 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:

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

Winter Driving Tips

winter driving tipsDriving in winter weather conditions is not fun. To help ensure your safety as well as your passengers and others on the road, here are a few tips to follow:

  • Accelerate and decelerate slowly.
  • Drive slowly.
  • Increase the pavement following distance between you and the car in front of you.
  • Understand what kind of brakes your car has.
  • Keep the gas tank at least half full.
  • Make sure your tires are properly inflated.

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 temperatures drop severely.

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.

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

For more winter driving tips from AAA, click here.

Related:

The Dangers of Driving With Worn Tires

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.

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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?

Spring Car Care Tips

springSpring has sprung….even if it doesn’t quite feel like it yet.

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, 2,600 deaths a year occur from neglected vehicle maintenance. Especially since the winter was so harsh for millions of Americans, it is the perfect time to add taking care of your car to your spring-cleaning list.

A few 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. For information on how to quickly inspect your tires, click here. 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. Call 412-462-3000, visit Champtires.com or shop in person at 1130 Lebanon Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122.
  • Check your tire pressure – cold weather can reduce tire pressure, and it’s safer to drive on tires that are properly inflated.
  • Test and replace old or weak batteries, plugs and wires.
  • Inspect belts and hoses for any type of tears or cracks.
  • Make sure your breaks are functioning properly.
  • Replenish engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, antifreeze and windshield washer fluid as needed.
  • Check to see if windshield wipers need to be replaced.
  • Change out engine air, a/c and other filters as necessary.
  • Inspect all lights and bulbs – inside and out; replace any that have burned out.
  • Clean the interior and exterior.

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

The Dangers Of Driving With Worn Tires

worntireDriving on worn tires is a huge safety hazard – for you, your passengers and others on the road around you.

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.

The bottom line is that it is extremely dangerous to drive on worn, bald and low tread tires. For example, when roads are wet, worn tires affect a car’s ability to brake quickly and efficiently.

A car is more likely to hydroplane with low tread tires.

Worn and bald tires are not able to gain traction on snow-covered and icy roads.

Low tread tires are more susceptible to punctures, which can lead to sudden blowouts.

Worn tires are more likely to lose air pressure, which impacts a car’s fuel economy, braking and steering. Low pressure is also a major cause of tire blowouts, and blowouts can potentially lead to losing control of a vehicle.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends checking tire tread levels monthly. To learn how to quickly inspect your tires, click here.

Don’t let the high cost of brand new tires prevent you from replacing worn tires – consider high quality used tires instead. With more than 20,000 premium used tires in stock, Champtires can you tires with high tread levels at a fraction of the cost of new tires.

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 three 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

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

 

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

Related:

Why Buy Used Tires?

Tire Tread Level and State Car Inspections

Champtires Offers Installation

Tire Sizes at Champtires

Are your tires ready for snow, ice and cold weather?

snow tiresTread level is crucial to safely driving in wintery conditions. If your tires are running low on tread (2/32″ is the usual minimum legal limit), call, visit or stop by Champtires for huge savings on premium used tires.

Champtires is located at 1130 Lebanon Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122. Phone number is 412-462-3000.

For more cold and winter weather car care tips, check out this Chicago Tribune article.