WHAT ARE PERFORMANCE TIRES?
A great car deserves great tires. Performance tires are made for speed and responsive handling. At 416 Wheels and Tires, we carry the top brands including Pirelli, Michelin, and Continental. The newest high-performance tires are designed to handle inclement weather and wet roads much better than the older designs, which were made only for warm weather and dry roads. They are also typically rated to be very reliable for fast speeds. Each tire has its own speed rating but many in this category will handle 168 mph or 2700 rpm.
Essentially, performance tires have been specifically made to give cars the best acceleration, handling, and braking capabilities on and off the track. If improved grip and a heightened driving experience are priorities, stop in and talk to us about the best fit for your car.
ARE THERE DOWNSIDES TO PERFORMANCE TIRES?
To get reliable behavior at high speeds, there are some sacrifices that are made. The designs for high performance tires increase road feel which can make for a bumpier ride. They are also louder than normal road tires. There are small differences in gas mileage and comfort, but overall the increased safety and handling are worth it to achieve a premier driving experience. We offer wheel and tire storage at our Mississauga garage and can swap out winter tires when the season changes.
HOW TO CHOOSE PERFORMANCE TIRES
Be sure to follow the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations for size. Depending on your driving style, select a speed rating. Speed ratings like; V, Z, W, and Y function consistently at a range of speeds from 149mph to 186 mph. 416 Wheels and Tire has experts at our Mississauga tire shop that can help you pick from the best tire brands to fit your vehicle. Michelin, Centennial, and Pirelli all have performance tires that are consistently top rated in the industry. We have high-end Italian touchless mounting machines to ensure that your tires are mounted and balanced properly.
OTHER PERFORMANCE TIRE FAQS
Q: What are the Advantages of Performance Tires?
A: Performance tires are optimized for higher speeds and reliable handling. The newest high-performance tires are designed to handle inclement weather and wet roads much better than the older designs, which did best on dry roads. They are also typically rated for fast speeds. Each tire has its own speed rating (indicated by letters like V, W, and Y) but many in this category will handle at least 168 mph/270kmh.
Q: Do performance tires make a difference?
A: Performance tires may be the right choice for: Drivers looking first and foremost for precise handling with improved grip and responsiveness. Drivers who don’t mind making small sacrifices in gas mileage, ride comfort, and tire lifespan in order to gain superior control on the road.
Q: Do performance tires wear faster?
A: Tires that boast good handling such as performance tires will sometimes have a shorter life span if driven intensely. The tire’s rubber is softer to provide a better grip, which translates to faster wear and damage when cornering at high speed.
Q: 4 How often should car tires be rotated?
A: During rotation, each tire and wheel is removed from your vehicle and moved to a different position to ensure that all tires wear evenly and last longer. Tires should be rotated every six months or 6,000 to 8,000 miles.
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