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You don’t have to kick any tires to find the right ones for your vehicle. Our user-friendly tire search tool will help you determine the right tires for your driving needs. You can also use it to compare top tire brands, see which tires have active rebates and schedule an installation at your nearest Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers location.

How do you know you need new tires?

A quick visual inspection of your tires can give you a lot of information about their condition. For example, are they wearing evenly? Can you see any cracks, bubbles, cords, fabric or other obvious issues with the tire? You can also use the penny test to check the tread depth on your tires.

The Penny Test: Let Lincoln Give You the Low-Down About Your Tire Treads.

If you’ve got a copper coin in your pocket, you can perform a fast, simple tread test that’ll help you determine if your tires are getting tired. Just take a penny with Lincoln’s head pointing down and stick the coin into the groove in your tire’s tread. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, there’s a good chance you need new tires. If Lincoln is mostly covered up, your tire tread is within the acceptable range and you’re probably in the clear.

If you’re still uncertain, our team of tire experts are always happy to help.

How do you know which tires your car needs?

There are many different tires available today. For starters, your car’s owner’s manual will tell you what size tires your vehicle needs. After that, which tires you choose depends heavily on what type of driving you do. For example, do you need all-season tires, all-terrain tires, or performance tires?

There are also tires designed specifically for cars, trucks and SUVs. The good news is, you can count on the trained tire experts at Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers to help you select the right tires for your vehicle and your driving habits!

What do the numbers on your tire mean?

The numbers on the side of your tire describe the following tire features:

  • Service type – “P” is for passenger vehicles while “LT” is for light trucks.

  • Tire width – This is a measurement of the tire, sidewall to sidewall, in millimeters. This number is the first number before the slash.

  • Aspect Ratio – The number after the slash is the tire’s aspect ratio, which measures the height of the tire’s cross-section to its width. The larger the aspect ratio, the taller the tire.

  • Construction – Next comes a letter that indicates the tire’s construction. Most often, the letter will be “R,” which stands for Radial construction.

  • Rim diameter – This two-digit number is the rim, or wheel, diameter in inches.

  • Load index – The next two-digit number is the load index, indicating the load-carrying capabilities of the tire.

  • Speed rating – The final letter is the speed rating, which denotes the maximum speed the tire can handle.

What brands of tires does Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers offer?

Our 11 feature brands are Michelin, BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, Continental, Cooper, Hankook, Yokohama, Bridgestone, Falken, Firestone and Goodyear. However, we do sell other trusted brands based on your needs and preferences.

Shopping for tires doesn’t have to be a hassle, which is why we offer an intuitive online tire search tool and competitive pricing on our extensive tire inventory, along with tire experts at every location. We make it easy to schedule your tire installation and can have you on the road with a new set of tires as early as same-day. It really is as easy as tire buying can be!

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