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So Many Tires...Which Are Right for My Car?

Tire technology has come a long way in the last 30 years, and along with it, the tire market has pretty well exploded. There’s a staggering number of choices out there when it comes to tires, for just about any kind of vehicle. Let’s break it down a little:All Season Tires in Atlanta GA

--All-season tires are a great choice for most drivers of sedans, coupes, minivans, SUVs, and crossovers. All-season tires offer a good ride, long wear, responsive handling and excellent road manners. The tread pattern on all-season tires is designed for excellent traction on wet or dry pavement, although they tend to lose their composure in light snow or ice.

--Performance all-season tires come with a higher speed rating and usually have better cornering performance and steering response than all-season passenger tires; however, the tradeoff is in a soft ...

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What Tires Are Right For Your Vehicle?

There are so many brands and designs of tires on the market, it can become pretty confusing and almost overwhelming. Your choice depends on your vehicle, Goodyear Tires in Atlanta GAyour needs, your driving style and (of course) your wallet. Which are the right tires for your vehicle?

Here’s a little guide to help you understand what’s available:

--Summer tires are designed for great traction and ride quality in warm weather, on wet or dry pavement. Summer tires use a tread pattern and rubber formulation that offer good handling and cornering, but this softer, stickier tread compound wears more quickly and is not advised for cold weather.

-- All-season tires are a great choice for most family vehicles. Available in touring and passenger varieties, all-season tires are designed for long wear, good road manners and good performa ...

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A Quick Tire Buying Guide

The good news is, the selection of tire designs has expanded greatly in the last 30 years. The bad news is, that can become a little confusing if you're not sure Tires in Atlanta GAwhat kind of tires you really need. It doesn't have to be, though. 

It all comes down to your driving style, your vehicle, the road conditions and climate where you live and your budget. Here's a quick breakdown: 

All-season tires, like the name implies, are designed for good performance in a variety of weather conditions. For  most drivers of cars, minivans, light trucks and SUVs, all-season tires are a great choice, with a forgiving ride, low road noise and decent handling properties and road manners. Like the name implies, though, they're also a compromise and don't offer the precise handling of performance tires, or ...

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A Look at the Kelly Edge A/S

Take a closer look at one of our top selling tires, the Kelly Edge A/S. `
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Why Are Tires Loud Sometimes?

Tires Atlanta, GATire noise, the monotonous drone of rubber on pavement, can be the most annoying sound you ever heard. Some tires are relatively quiet and unobtrusive, some make a hypnotic hum, and others create a din so loud that makes it hard to even carry on a conversation inside the vehicle. Why are some tires so darn noisy? At Goodyear of Buckhead in Atlanta, GA, we get that question rather often.

 Let’s analyze that, using a little bit of tire science and physics.

A big part of the noise level of tires is tied into “pattern noise.” The noise occurs because air is continually trapped and released in the grooves and voids of the tread itself as the tire rolls along the pavement. As a general rule, tires that have a lug or block tread pattern, as in light truck or mud-terrain tires, tend to have a noticeably higher noise l ...

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