All cars whether big, small, electric, or gas-powered, have one thing in common…they all have tires!
It’s important to choose the right tire for your vehicle, the climate you live in, and your lifestyle. Your Master Mechanic technician can help you understand which tires are best for you and when to change your tires to optimize safety and performance.
Types of Tires
There are five types of tires:
Winter tire tread patterns are designed to channel snow and slush and expel water. Winter tires also feature an increased number of biting edges and high sipe densities, or in other words, thousands of tiny slits in the tread that provide traction on ice Also known as snow tires, these tires have treads with larger gaps than other tires and will increase traction on snow and ice.
Also called performance tires, summer tires have a shallow tread which allows them to perform well at high speeds and on wet roads, but this increase in traction can make for a less smooth and noisier ride.
This Jack-of-all-trades tire performs well enough in most conditions and can be used year ‘round. What you give up in performance, particularly in icy or snowy conditions, you gain in durability, flexibility, and a quiet ride.
This is the true “all-season” tire that performs well in all four seasons from hot summers to icy winters. Its thick treads are specially designed to provide a secure grip in wintery conditions.
If you’re out on an adventure, you might want your vehicle to have off road tires. With a very deep tread, these tires provide excellent traction on unpaved surfaces such as loose dirt, mud, sand, or gravel.
Need to store your tires in the off-season? Master Mechanic offers tire storage along with a full tire shop, tire maintenance and repair.
Shop for Tires
You can find all the top tire brands and rims at Master Mechanic including Goodyear, Michelin, and Bridgestone/Firestone.