Ed Voyles Automotive Group is your discount tire center, since we already did the shopping for you! Each car is a highly technological vehicle, built for an optimized driving experience. The tires that we use are carefully researched and tested to help enhance the driving characteristics of your vehicle! Ed Voyles Automotive Group stocks OEM grade tires as well as proven similar competitor tires. Ed Voyles Automotive Group offers a full comprehensive tire program, including rotations, mount & balance, and road hazard insurance.
At Ed Voyles Automotive Group we sell all types of Tires for your vehicle. We use:
…just to name a few. When you buy a set of four tires we include Free Tire Rotation up to three years from date of purchase! Free Tire Rotation every 6000 miles or as needed!
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM?
Atlanta traffic and roads depend on properly inflated tires. Tire Pressure Monitoring is standard in many vehicles. Tire Pressure Monitoring will help you as a driver to monitor your tire pressure every time you start your car! According to fueleconomy.gov, fuel economy can drop .3% ( Approx. $.08 per gallon) for every 1 psi drop in pressure on all 4 tires. NEVER USE THE MAXIMUM PRESSURE WRITTEN ON THE TIRE WALL! Ed Voyles Automotive Group recommends still checking tires with a conventional tire Pressure Gauge periodically to insure TPMS system is accurate.
You will see your TPM light come on from time to time due to variations in temperature. But if it comes on, it is a good idea to always check your tires inflation.
WHAT DO ALL THE TIRE NUMBERS ON MY TIRE MEAN?
A standard tire will have a number on the wall of the tire, Example P235/65 R17 103T all-season.
- Tire Type: Tires in Atlanta will all begin with the letter “P” meaning the type of tire is used for a Passenger vehicle tire. Some other tire types you may see will be LT which will stand for “Light Truck” or possibly “T” for Temporary or spare tires.
- Tire Width:Tire Width is important and most of our vehicles have an outstanding tire footprint, or amount of tread that touches the road. Tire width is the number that follows the Tire Type initial on the wall of the tire. Using the example above P235… means that the tire is a passenger vehicle tire with the WIDTH of 235 mm (Millimeters). The width is measured from side wall to side wall. This measurement is normally used to help select tire based upon your rim size.
- Aspect Ratio: Aspect Ratio Measures the height of the tire from the bead, which hold the tire to the rim, to the outer edge of the tire tread. The ratio measurement is determined by the percentage of the height of the tire to the overall width of the tire. The example tire has a P235/65, meaning the tire is at a height is 65% of the width of the tire (wall to wall).
- Tire Construction: All tires these days are pretty much radial tires. These Radial Tires are designated by the “R” in the numbering example. P235/65/ R17 103t all-season.
- Rim Diameter:The number that follows the “R” or Radial Construction is the size of the rim that tire was designed to fit. The National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has a standardized rating system that helps uniform the ratings of key measurements, the Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG).
- Tread Wear:The government has a testing center that takes each tire and measures the tire wear. This tire wear measurement will be follow by the word “Tire wear” on your vehicle. The larger the number, the longer the tread life is projected by the government. Keep in mind; everyone will drive differently and on various types of road surface. This rating will simply help you determine which tire will have a longer tread life with all things being equal!
- Traction:There are several classes of tire traction. AA means the tire will stop the best on wet roads. There is also A, B, and C. This traction rating is often confused with cornering, the traction rating only measures stopping, and does not measure traction during cornering.
- Temperature: Similar to the traction ratings. Temperature ratings will be A,B, and C. The temperature rating is based on the ability for the tire to maintain constant tire pressure during heat build-up while driving. Tires that heat-up during excessive speed or under inflation have a greater chance of tire failure. Less than a third of all tires made are less than the “A” rating. So, if you drive long distances in hot weather, a temperature rating “A” would help to minimize blow outs and tire failures. Proper tire inflation is a very important factor to help minimize heat build up!
- Load Rating: Measures the maximum load per tire for your vehicle. The load rating will help ensure that safety is not compromised due to too much load being placed on a tire(s). All load ratings are based on tires being measured cold! Speed Rating: The letter that follows the load rating is the speed rating letter. The letter works with the understanding that weight is below the load rate. Speed rating is the maximum speed that a vehicle can be driven over a extended period of time.
- Note: You may not find this information on all tires because it is not required by law.
Q 99 MPH H 130 MPH
R 106 MPH V 149 MPH
S 112 MPH W 168 MPH*
T 118 MPH Y 186 MPH*
U 124 MPH
*For tires with a maximum speed capability over 149 mph, tire manufacturers sometimes use the letters ZR. For those with a maximum speed capability over 186 mph, tire manufacturers always use the letters ZR.
Tread provides the grip needed to maintain traction on a road surface. To check your tread level, imply take a penny and if the tread does not cover or reach the top of Abe Lincoln’s head (1/16 of an inch according to SafeCar.gov). It is time to replace your tires!
With all this information in mind, please allow our Qualified Technicians to suggest several tires that will compliment your vehicle’s performance. Drive safely and be sure to check your tire pressure!