How often do you pay attention to your vehicle’s tires? Paskett Auto Body specializes in all your auto repair needs, including tire repair and replacement. Our Roy, UT auto repair team is here to help you find the right tire and the best price to meet your needs.
The right tires can make a difference in the way your car handles and can impact the fuel economy. With the right tires, you are less likely to deal with underperformance issues and other concerns. How do you know what size tire you need? What do all of the letters and numbers mean on the sidewall? Here is our friendly user guide designed to help you understand tire sizes:
- P – Passenger. P-class tires are designed for cars, minivans, crossovers, small pickup trucks, and SUVs.
- LT – Light truck tire. The LT tire is designed for vehicles that tow or have a 3/4 and 1-ton load capacity.
- ST – Special trailer. The special trailer tires are meant for all types of trailers, such as boats, tent trailers, travel trailers, fifth wheels, etc.
In addition to understanding the different types of tires, it is important to understand the type of tires needed for your car and the season in which you will be driving;
- Track and Competition
It is important to drive on the right type of tire based on the season. Summer tires are designed to work well at temperatures over 40 degrees and start having grip problems in the cold. In comparison, winter tires are designed to work with temperatures under 45 degrees. If you drive around winter tires in the summer, it will wear out your tires faster and lead to other problems like braking time and distance, steering concerns, and excess fuel consumption.
The tire size is normally found on the sidewall of the tire. Some numbers are in metric, while others are inches. The owner’s manual will show the recommended tire size and type for your vehicle. If you want to look at a custom tire, we can help! Paskett Auto Care can help you determine the right size and type of tire to fit your vehicle and give it a unique look and meet the performance goals you have in mind for your car.
There is a three-digit number after the tire type (P, LT, ST), your tire width. Many people like to increase the tire width for off-roading and performance needs. When a tire is too wide, it can lead to problems with wheel wells, suspension problems, and steering concerns.
The vast majority of vehicles include all-season tires. All-season tires are designed to handle the elements year-round. All-season tires are designed to be quiet, handle well, maintain a grip on wet roads, and manage light snow. All-season tires have multiple categories, including high-performance and standard. High-performance tires have a sharper grip and are used frequently on sportier cars.
We all know how dangerous the Utah winters are and how easily it is to lose control of your vehicle in the snow. We do recommend snow tires, especially for commuters that will be driving in the snow daily. Winter tires are designed to provide additional grip, keeping your vehicle from sliding all over in the snow. What makes winter tires different? Winter tires have additional tread rubber, tread depth, patterns, and biting edges. Unlike an all-season tire, winter tires remain flexible in the cold, allowing them to grip the road easier. Come to our Roy tire shop to find the right tires to fit your vehicle needs.
Choosing the Right Tire
What type of tire is right for your vehicle? Our experts can match you with the right tire for an affordable cost. We carry a large selection of high-quality tires.
Stay safe on the roads with high-quality, durable tires no matter what season it is. Call Paskett Auto Care today to schedule your tire services and automotive needs, 801-728-3455!