Tires are more than just the black, round things that go on your car. A lot more. They utilize an innovative mix of chemistry, physics and intense engineering. At H & H Auto, our friendly and knowledgeable team, quick and dependable tire professionals, and affordable prices all come together to make driving out on a new set of tires easy. It is our goal to help you get back on the road quickly and to ensure your vehicle is running safely again!
Improve your vehicle's handling, increase tire life, gas mileage and drive with safety by checking your tires every month to insure that they are inflated with the right amount of air pressure. At H & H Auto Service we offer a wide range of tires for your vehicle. We have tires for every budget. Come in for a free tire inspection.
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Do you need new tires in Hilton Head or Bluffton? Choose from our large selection of tires for ALL vehicles. We feature tires that fit your needs and budget from top quality brands, such as Firestone, Bridgestone, General, Goodyear, Falken, Nexen, Kumho, Uniroyal, BF Goodrich, and Michelin. We pride ourselves on being your number one choice for your tire needs, not to mention quick installation.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Can Save Lives
Most people ignore their tires, yet tires are undoubtedly a critical safety component on a vehicle. Where the rubber meets the road affects traction, handling, steering, stability and braking. Because of this, a sudden tire failure can have serious consequences, especially if it occurs when operating at high speeds.
- Nearly 250,000 accidents occur in the United States per year due to low tire pressure.
- About 75 % of roadside flats are preceded by a slow leak or under inflation.
- According to a recent survey, America could reduce its fuel consumption by 10 % and save a collective $2 billion a year by keeping tires properly inflated.
- NHTSA estimates that tire pressure monitoring systems could prevent as many as 79 deaths and 10,365 injuries each year in the United States.
For example, the number may read on the side of your tire: P225/70-R15, 89H
- P = Passenger Tire (LT = Light Truck)
- 225 = Overall width of the tire in millimeters
- 70 = Sidewall height (distance from rim to tread) as a percentage of the thread width (known as aspect ratio)
- R = Tire construction, this one is Radial (also, B = Belted Bias, D = Diagonal Bias wheel alignment checked15 = Represents the size of the wheel in inches
In this example, the tire has the number 89H. This is the weight capacity of the tire. However, in most cases, you will not see
this heading on the sidewall. A speed rating is sometimes put in front of the R (or B or D). A straight R rating means that
it is rated for speeds of up to 100mph. The manufacturer does not recommended this tire for speeds greater than 100 mph. Other
speed ratings are: S=112mph, T=118mph, U=124mph, H=130mph, V=149mph, & a Z rated tire is for speeds in excess of 149mph.
The V and Z rated tires have excellent dry pavement grip/traction but due to their soft rubber compounds, do not have a long life. A tread rating indicates how long a tire should last. This figure is written in small letters on the sidewall of your tire. The higher the number, the longer the tire should last. 100 is the basic tread wear rating. The traction rating works just like grading – 'A' being the best, 'B' is good, and 'C' is acceptable. This number is also found on the sidewall.
Temperature ratings work the same – 'A' best, 'B' good, 'C' acceptable. If you drive your car very hard, you want a temperature rating of 'A' because a 'C' would fail faster under these conditions. Again, look for this number on the sidewall.
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- Wheel Alignment
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