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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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December Tires Spotlight: Dunlop Direzza DZ102

Dunlop Tires in Atlanta, GAFor drivers who demand a little more out of their vehicles, the Dunlop Direzza DZ102 is an ultra-high-performance (UHP) summer tire that delivers phenomenal performance in wet or dry conditions. The Direzza DZ102 is designed with Dunlop’s innovative Silicarbon Matrix tread compound, combining silica and carbon black for long wear and enhanced traction. The tire features a directional tread design with broad shoulder blocks and three notched central ribs, for great steering response and stable cornering abilities. At the circumference, four wide tread channels direct water away from the tire’s contact patch to resist hydroplaning. 
Dunlop’s jointless band technology helps with ride quality and stability at high speeds, while the Direzza DZ102’s deeper lateral cuts and shoulder grooves maintain grea ...
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Signs You Need Tires

Tires Atlanta, GAIt’s far too easy to ignore your tires until it’s too late and you’re stuck by the side of the road with a shredded tire. Normal wear is one thing, but abnormal wear is a reflection of problems with other parts of your vehicle. You should check the tires visually, run a hand over the tread to feel for abnormalities, and check the inflation with a pressure gauge – the dial type is better and more accurate than the pencil type. Try to check every week, or at least every two weeks. 
  • Overinflation will show itself with excessive wear down the center of the tread. It means that the tire’s profile is changed from being overinflated and the car is actually riding on the center of the tread and wearing it prematurely. Overinflation also results in a hard ride and jittery handling.  ...
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