Back to all

Picking the Right Tires in Lewis Center

January 9, 2022

Shopping for tires in Lewis Center can be bewildering because there are many choices. Let's simplify. There are four main classifications of tires, each designed for different purposes.

First off, there are summer tires. Those who buy summer tires in Lewis Center are looking for maximum summertime performance. The rubber is a little softer to help stick to the road on fast corners on Ohio roads. The tread has wide blocks at the shoulder to stiffen the tire in turns. The tread design can handle rain but really isn't set up for snow and ice.

Next comes winter tires. Lewis Center people buy winter tires because they still like performance driving when it's cold and slippery on Ohio roads, so they need a tread design that'll really bite into ice and snow. The rubber compound is formulated to stay pliable when temperatures drop below 45 degrees F/7 degrees C so they get great traction even on dry roads. On the other end of the winter tire spectrum are tires designed to handle well in severe ice and snow conditions.

The third category is all-season tires. Most new cars in Lewis Center showrooms come with all-season tires. This is a tire that is designed to be used all year round. The tread design and rubber compound is a compromise that won't give you the extreme capabilities of summer or winter tires; but if you're driving and weather conditions aren't at the extreme ends of the range, all-season tires might suit you just fine.

The last category is what you might have on your SUV or pickup. All-terrain or off-road tires are designed for both highway and off-road use – a tire that gets good traction in the dirt and on off-road obstacles, but still performs well on paved Lewis Center roads.

Choosing the right tire is important for Lewis Center car owners. Talk with your Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lewis Center tire professional about your driving requirements and receive valuable guidance on tires that will meet your needs.

Give us a call.

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lewis Center
210 Hornbeam Lane
Lewis Center, Ohio 43035
740-549-3332
http://www.tuffylewiscenter.com

More articles from Tuffy Lewis Center

Got it Covered! (Timing Cover Maintenance)

May 8, 2022

You may have heard at one time or another about something called a timing belt or timing chain in your engine. And you may know that if they fail well, let's just say that there can be some major engine damage. So obviously, we want our timing belts and chains to be in tip-top shape. One part t... More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Lewis Center, Ohio

May 1, 2022

The median age for cars in the Lewis Center, Ohio area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lewis Center we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Lewis Center area, bring it into Tuffy ... More

How Tired Are Your Tires? (Tire replacement)

April 24, 2022

Of the things you think about most, your tires are probably pretty far down the list. Thats understandable because todays tires are engineered to do their job without needing you to pay too much attention to them. But they DO wear out, and worn tires can contribute to skidding in bad weather, not... More