Welcome to the Beaverton Honda Tire Center
We have a wide selection of tires for your vehicle from brands like Michelin, Bridgestone, Firestone, Goodyear, Continental, Dunlop and Yokohama. All at great prices to serve your needs, whether you own an Accord, Civic, Crosstour, CR-V, Element, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline or S2000 we have tires for you and experts on hand to help you get the right tire at the right price. Contact one of our Beaverton Honda parts or service professionals today.
Tires are the single most important mechanical component of vehicle control and safe driving.
FIVE UNSEEN DANGERS OF WORN TIRES.
- HEAT BUILD-UP Worn tire tread increases heat build-up. As the distance between the tire and the road decreases due to less tread, less airflow is available between the road and the tire. Heat is the great enemy of tire rubber and a major factor in tire failure.??PUNCTURE? Tire tread protects the tire casing from puncture. Worn out tread greatly increases the chances for a tire blowout due to puncture.
Worn tire tread can cause hydroplaning, a problem that can begin at about 5/32? of tread remaining.
- BALANCE, ALIGNMENT?
Tire balance and suspension alignment problems that cause dangerous tire wear can easily go unnoticed by most drivers. This new safety system makes these problems obvious and correctable.
- UNDER INFLATION
Tires with worn tread are more likely to be seriously under inflated. This condition can adversely impact steering, braking and fuel mileage.
- DRIVERS DON'T KNOW WHEN THEIR TIRES ARE UNSAFE.
Two out of three drivers do not know how to tell if their tires are bald, according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association.??Nearly one in 10 vehicles on our roads today is driving with at least one bald tire (2/32? of tread remaining), according to the U. S. Department of Transportation. That means nearly 23-million vehicles are driving with a bald tire (based on 230-million vehicles registered in the United States).
Worn tire tread can lead to tragic tire blowout and hydroplaning accidents.
What do the sidewall markings on my tire mean?
The sidewall markings on a tire provide descriptive information about the tire's design. The following refers to the tire illustration below with the sidewall marking of 225/50R16:
- 225 - This number specifies the width in millimeters (i.e. 225 mm)
- 50 - This number is the Aspect Ratio, the ratio of sidewall height to width
- R - Radial
- 16 - This number designates the tire's diameter in inches (i.e. 16")
- 92 - This number indicates the tire's load-carrying capacity, known as the Load Index; as the number for the load index increases so does the load-carrying capacity (All passenger car tires in the U.S. are also marked with their actual load limit in pounds)
- V - This letter denotes the Speed Rating, the maximum tire speed under controlled test conditions ("V" in this example is one of several types of speed ratings)
- psi (pounds per square inch) - The maximum cold inflation rating for the tire
- DOT (Department of Transportation) - This symbol indicates the tire meets or exceeds United States DOT safety standards; the letters and numbers following the DOT symbol provide information about the tire manufacturer, tire size, and the date it was manufactured