Walmart Tires

Are your tires worn? If you see wear bars or if you just know that the tread is down to almost nothing then you need to get your vehicle car or truck tires replaced. It is very important to check your tires at lest once a month for damage, wear and the correct tire pressure.

Walmart Stores in Canada and throughout the USA have excellent tire service centers. The staff are very knowledgeable and you will be able to leave with not only new tires but confidence in increased driving safety. Now here is some interesting information did you know that in Canada Google trends tells us that there is a good number of folks looking for Walmart Tires from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan. And in the USA people in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Tennessee. Just some interesting facts for you if you are from those areas.

Before you set out to the Walmart Store, or Any of the other tires stores you are thinking of Shopping at for your New Car Truck or Trailer tires, don't forget to check the Tire Brands online at walmart.com (USA) or walmart.ca (for Canadians). Walmart stocks tire brands like Bridgestone, Goodyear, Michelin, BF Goodrich, Douglas, Uniroyal.

Remember Walmart is the Dealer, and not the manufacturer, so you can get all
your Top name brand tires at the Walmart service center.

Here are some useful Tire Facts and rating Guides

TIRE RATINGS - READING A TIRE

Speed Rating

Test Speed ( NOT RECOMMENDED)

Q

 Up to 100MPH (160KPH)

S

Up to 112MPH (180KPH)

T

Up to 118MPH (189KPH)

U

Up to 124MPH (199KPH)

H

Up to 130MPH (209KPH)

V

Up to 149MPH (239KPH)

W

Up to 168MPH (270KPH)

Y

Up to 186MPH (299KPH)

Z

149MPH (239KPH)

and higher 

 

Tire Rating Load Index Guide

Note:

Please remember that it's always recommended to install the correct size tires on your

vehicle. What we mean by that is to install the tires that the manufacturer recommends

for your model.

Custom Search

Tires Searching the Types of Tires 


Begin your search for tires by identifying which kind of vehicle you are buying tires for, or if you need winter tires. Then choose the type of tire that suits your driving style and vehicle the best.


Passenger Car/Minivan, Sports/Luxury Car, SUV/Truck, Winter Tires

It is very important to also analyze your driving conditions and then pick the tire that best suits what you are needing. Do you drive your car in only dry weather, or do you also drive it in rain and in snow? Do you drive your truck only on roads, or do you go off-road driving as well? These facts can help you choose the right tires for your needs.

Temperature grade 


This represents a tire's resistance to heat when tested under controlled test conditions. The grades from highest to lowest are "A," "B" and "C." All three grades pass the federal safety standard. "A" is the coolest running tire, "B" runs warmer and "C" just meets the minimum performance requirements, but by no means is unsafe.

Tire - Load Index Guide


The load index refers to how much weight a tire can carry. If your tire has a load index of 82, locate that number on the chart below and look to the right of it under load (lbs) to see that it can support 1,047 pounds at maximum air pressure. Multiply that by four to get your maximum load-carrying capacity. It is not a good idea to install tires with a lower load index than the factory tires that came on your vehicle. 

Tire Size - Aspect Ratio 


This is how tall your tire is. The bigger the number, the taller the tire. Typically, the lower the aspect ratio, the higher performance the tire. An all-season passenger tire will typically have an aspect ratio between 65 and 80. It is expressed as a percentage of the height divided by the width (75%, 70%, 65%), and is commonly referred to as the tire series (75, 70, 65). 


Driving on Good Tires will not only get you a safer more comfortable ride they will get you better gas mileage too. Over the years the improved technology has enabled car and truck tire manufacturers to better improve the gas mileage you can get. Radial tires, for instance, give you about a better percent better mileage than bias-ply tires because their more rigid construction makes them less likely to flatten out under load. Goodyear makes several lines of all-season radials which can be inflated to 35 PSI and which also use an unusually rigid, non- sticky rubber compound to reduce drag. These tires give you about 2-5 percent better mileage than conventional radials, and about 7-9 percent better than bias-ply tires. Other manufacturers have similar products.

The relation between air pressure and mileage goes something like this: 10 percent under inflation, 5 percent mileage loss; 20 percent under, 15 percent loss; 25 percent under, 20 percent loss. As for pressure/tread life, 15 percent under inflation mean 10 percent loss of tread life; 25 percent under, 20 percent loss; 50 percent under, 40 percent loss. These figures are meant to give you the basic idea and are subject to considerable fluctuation depending on individual conditions and are only a guide.

Just a quick note on Winter Tires

Where are the studs? For the average driver, the days of studded winter tires are over. If you drive in winter climates, you'll want your tires to handle a wide range of potential winter conditions, including snow, ice, slush, rain to freezing rain and, of course, dry highways. Winter tires today utilize tread compounds that remain soft and pliable in the cold for reliable snow and ice traction without the need for studded tires. Note: Winter tires should be purchased in sets of four. Now if you are set in your ways and you really want to use studded tires please be informed of the regulations regarding the use of studded tires in your area.

Regulations pertaining to the Use of Studded Tires (Washington, Montana, BC, Alberta, Alaska)


In British Columbia Canada - Under the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations, tires with studs up to 3.5 mm high can only be used between October 1 and April 30. The regulations limit tires to 130 studs each for vehicles weighing less than 4,600 kg, or 175 studs each for vehicles weighing more than that. It’s important to note you can only use studded tires on the front wheels if you’re using them on rear wheels also (at least one studded tire per rear wheel).