New Tire Sales

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Joman Auto Service is an authorized retailer for Hankook Tire Company. Alongside Hankook Tires we also install and sell Michelin Tires, BF Goodrich Tires, UNIROYAL Tires, GoodYear Tires, Dunlop Tires, General Tires, Pirelli Tires and Continental Tires.

How do I know what size tires I have?

Where do I find the indicated tire size for my car?

What does the sticker or placard look like?

What if my car does not have a sticker or placard?

What kind of prices can I expect for new tires?

What about my tire pressure system?

 


 

How do I know what size tires I have?

Tire size can be found on your actual tires. Look for a series of numbers similar to the photo below that will indicate the tires presently on your vehicle.

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P Metric Tire 206/65/15

 

This photo does not display it, but you may see a "P" in the beginning of the tire size. This stands for P metric which refers to "passenger".

 

LT Tire 245/75/16

 

In this photo you can clearly see the "LT" before the tire size. Which would indicate that these tires are "Light Truck" tires. Never replace "LT" tires with "P" tires. Vehicles that have LT tires are vehicles that are designed to carry a specific weight load that P tires can not support under any circumstances. This will have adverse effects on your safety, your passengers safety, and other drivers on the road.

 

 

Although your car may already have a set of tires mounted, they may not be the indicated tires for that vehicle. A previous owner may have changed them for a myriad of reasons. Every vehicle has a specific tire size recommended by the manufacturer. Having the proper tire size ensures that the vehicle behaves as intended from the vehicle manufacturer. Altering the tire size can have adverse effects on the vehicle, namely:

  • Excessive fuel consumption
  • Improper contact with road surfaces
  • Inaccurate speedometer
  • ABS & Traction control lights illuminated

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Where do I find the indicated tire size for my car?

Every vehicle sold after September 1st, 2003 must have a Tire Information Sticker/Placard available to the owner of the vehicle. This sticker is generally placed on the pillar near the driver side door or along the edge of the driver side door. This ruling was put into place by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation.

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What does the sticker or placard look like?

Below are two examples of what the Tire Information sticker or placard would look like.

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Tire Information Placard/Sticker

Tire Information Sticker/Placard

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What if my car does not have a sticker or placard?

If your vehicle was manufactured before the year 2000, there is a good possibility that it may not have a "Tire Information" placard or sticker. If that is the case, you can check the owner's manual for that vehicle or call the manufacturer and ask them directly.

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What kind of prices can I expect for new tires?

Joman Auto Service prides itself on providing high quality products at fair prices. We can tell you that our prices are generally comparable to the prices available on Tire Rack's Website for the same product. Call or email us today about tires for your vehicle.

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What about my tire pressure system?

Joman Auto Service has extensive experience with TPMS systems. Feel free to learn a little about these systems and how they affect your vehicle. Before replacing your tires we can tell you if you have a sensor that has issues or is not working properly. We can also reprogram your TPMS module when we have completed tire changing services on your vehicle. Should you need it, we can also replace any TPMS sensors that are not working properly at a very reasonable cost. Learn more about our TPMS Specials.

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