Truck Tires and Jeep Tires
When choosing truck tires, it's important to consider factors such as the vehicle's intended use, load capacity, road conditions, and climate. Matching the right type of tire to your specific needs will ensure better performance, safety, and longevity.
Types of Truck Tires Carolina Classic Truck carries:
- Highway Tires: These are designed for on-road use and provide a smooth, quiet ride with good fuel efficiency.
- All-Terrain Tires: These tires offer a balance between on-road comfort and off-road capability, making them suitable for a variety of driving conditions.
- Mud-Terrain Tires: Designed for off-road use, these tires have aggressive tread patterns to provide maximum traction in muddy and rugged terrains.Size and
Load Rating: Truck tires come in various sizes and load ratings, which indicate the maximum weight each tire can support. The size is usually represented in a standardized format (e.g., 245/75R16), indicating the tire's width, aspect ratio, and diameter.
Tread Patterns: Truck tires have different tread patterns based on their intended use. Some common tread patterns include highway, all-terrain, mud-terrain, and winter. The tread design impacts traction, road noise, and handling characteristics.
Our tire brands include BFGoodrich, Milestar, Mickey Thompson, Nitto, Fuel and Super Swamper. Look no further, because you won't find a better price on these popular truck tires anywhere in stores or online. And when shopping at Carolina Classic Trucks, you have the knowledge that you're trusting your purchase to a company with 31 years experience serving quality products to satisfied customers.
All of the brands of truck tires we supply are shown below. To begin shopping, click on the brand of tire that you're interested in. If there's a brand of tire or a particular model that you're looking for but don't see on our website, email us with the details of what you're looking for and we'll do our best to help. We are able to supply more tires than just the ones listed here.
Shipping - Tires
is an option when adding 4 or more tires to the cart to get FREE SHIPPING. FREE SHIPPING ONLY APPLIES TO 4 OR MORE TIRES. 3 OR LESS CHOOSE THE GROUND SHIPPING RATE.
Select the (Truck Freight) rate for shipping on 37" and larger tires.
If a UPS shipping option is not available, please select the Truck Freight rate.
When Should You Replace Your Tires
Tires become worn with use, as the tread wears away from friction and impact. A worn tire is more likely to develop a hole and lead to a dangerous blow-out while driving. Most tires should be replaced every 40,000 miles, unless otherwise specified by the manufacturer. However, this is only a general rule, as tires wear more quickly in harsh weather conditions or on poorer or more rugged surfaces. Additionally, the way you drive can impact the longevity of your tires. Frequent braking and driving in stop-and-go traffic will increase your tire wear. To make tires last longer, keep them inflated to the proper pressure, and make sure the valve stems are in good repair and not missing their caps.
Tires should be replaced when they have 4/32" inches left to their tread depth. To test the tread on your tires, use a common American penny. Flip it so that Abraham Lincoln is visible, and place it upside-down into the groove in the tread. If the tread does not partially cover Lincoln's head, then you have less than 2/32" left and your tires should be replaced immediately. Tires below 2/32" are not legal to drive on. Why? Tires without the appropriate tread depth cannot push water out of the way, so having too little tread greatly increases your truck's chances of hydroplaning.
Of course, you may not need to purchase an entire set of tires at one time. If you have an accident or puncture a tire while driving, but your other tires are in good repair with plenty of remaining tread, you only need to replace the one damaged tire. There are other reasons to replace tires other than an accident or simple wear and tear. Different tires have varying applications. A street tire is designed to increase fuel efficiency and decrease road noise, while an off-road tire has deeper treads for better traction. Even among off-road tires, you find some that are better designed for sand, others for mud or snow. Additionally, if you live in an area with severe change between the seasons, you may want different tires for summer than you need for winter weather driving.
How to Buy Tires from Our Website
We are thrilled that you've chosen to shop for your tires at Carolina Classic Trucks. Here are a few tips for choosing the right tire and completing your purchase on our website.
- Size - Before purchasing a tire, you need to know what size diameter your vehicle requires. Tires shouldn't vary too greatly from the original tires that came with your truck or SUV, in order to ensure the data that your truck's computer receives is accurate. Fortunately, trucks and SUVs typically have a greater allowance for change than cars, and many allow you to increase the tire size up to 15%.
- Weight - A tire needs to be strong enough to support the weight of your vehicle.
- Brand - We carry only top-quality, well known brands that have stood the test of time. No matter what tire brand you choose from our website, you can rest assured that you're receiving a good quality tire that doesn't skimp on quality.
- Application - Consider the weather you'll be driving in to determine whether you need summer, winter, or all-weather tires. You may also want road tires for general driving and commuting, off-road tires for mudding and other off-road activities, or a hybrid of the two.
If you need help confirming the tire that you need to purchase for your truck or SUV, please email us and we'll be glad to help.
When you buy a complete set of tires (4 or 5 individual tires), we offer a flat-rate $95 shipping fee to anywhere within the continental United States. If you want to purchase fewer tires, most will ship truck freight but a few can be shipped by UPS or FedEx. Feel free to contact us for a quote or to find out if your selected tire can be shipped this way.
Reading Tire Codes
There is important information written in raised letters on the sides of your existing tires that will help you understand their size and design. This information is also listed for new tires on our website, making the right size tire much easier to find. The codes may look something like this:
Let's look at each of these pieces separately.
Represented by the "LT" above, the first letter or set of letters indicates the tire type. This code is optional but present on many tires; it depends on which standards the tire is engineered according to. When present, the possible values are:
- P - passenger tire
- LT - light truck
- ST - specialty trailer
- T - temporary
The tire width is represented by the set of numbers before the slash ("/"). The width is the measurement from sidewall to sidewall. In the example above, the wheel is 235mm wide. This is listed on our site as "Height / Section Width" and may be indicated in millimeters (such as 215) or inches (such as 30).
Aspect Ratio of Tire
The number after the slash indicates the aspect ratio of the tire. This number tells you the ratio of the tire's cross-section to the tire's width. In the example above, the aspect ratio is 85, meaning that the height is 85% of the width. This value is listed on our website as "Width / Aspect Ratio" and, like the previous measurement, it may be listed in millimeters (for example, 75) or in inches (9.50).
The next part of the code is an optional letter that indicates the tire's construction. In our example, you see the letter "R". You may see any of the following values:
- B - bias tire
- D - diagonal tire
- R - radial tire
If no letter is present, then the tire has a cross-ply construction.
The final number - 16 in our example - tells you what rim size (wheel diameter) the tire is designed to fit, in inches. Your tire's rim size and your rim's diameter must match, so this is actually the first value you'll likely check while shopping for the correct tire. On our site, for each type of tire, the individual sizes are grouped according to the rim size they fit. In other words, all 15" rim sizes are grouped together, then all 16" rim sizes, etc. Not all tires have all rim sizes available. Some rims have a half-inch measurement, so you will occasionally see tires offered in a 22.5" rim, for example.
Thank you for shopping at Carolina Classic Trucks.