Frequently asked questions

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What does it mean if my tire has shredded into pieces?

Answer:

The tire industry refers to tires in this condition as "run flat" which refers to a tire that has lost air, whether it is from a slow loss or an immediate loss, and then subsequently run on. As the tire continues to operate or "run" with significant amount of air loss, it reaches the "runflat" stage, where serious internal damage is caused by the excessive deflection of the casing. If the air loss continues, the inside of the deflected sidewall can actually rub against itself. When the internal abrasion weakens the casing sufficiently a blowout can occur. Additional damage is often done by the relatively sharp rim flange cutting into the fully deflated casing as it is driven after the blowout, even in the short distance it takes to drive the vehicle to the side of the road.

We are not indicating that the tire was not maintained, but simply that it lost air. Some of the many factors which can cause a tire to lose its inflated air pressure are penetrations, cuts, snags, impact breaks, valve stem leaks, incorrect mounting, just to name a few. While it may not be possible to pinpoint the cause of initial air loss, we know the outcome is underinflation damage.

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  • In order to find your vehicle's options please check the following:<br/>- The vehicle's tire placard, which is located on the vehicle door edge, door post, glove box, or fuel door.<br/>- A decal or lettering that indictaes the options usually located on the side or rear of the vehicle.<br/>-  The vehicle owner manual or your original sales invoice
  • Your vehicle was manufactured with multiple tire sizes. Please select your size.

    In order to find your vehicle's original equipment tire size please check the following:<br> - The tire placard located on the driver's door jamb<br> - Your owners manual<br> - On the glove compartment door<br> - Inside the fuel hatch or trunk lid<br>   You can also check your existing tire's designation on the sidewall. However, there is no guarantee that these are the original tire size unless they came on the vehicle new.<div><img src="/assets/bfg/system/images/contextual-help/R2-Size.png" /></div>
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  • Find the exact tire quickly using your tire size. Check your owner's manual or tire sidewall to find the required specifications.

  • This three-digit number represents the width of the tire in millimeters (mm), measured from sidewall to sidewall. Since this measure is affected by the width of the rim, the measurement is done when the tire is on its intended rim size.  <div><img src="/assets/bfg/system/images/contextual-help/R2-width.png" /></div>
  • The aspect ratio is the relationship of a tire's sidewall height to its section width, expressed as a percentage. In this example, the tire sidewall height is approximately 55% of the tire width. The higher the number, the taller the sidewall; the lower the number, the lower the sidewall.<div><img src="/assets/mi/system/images/contextual-help/R2-aspect.png" /></div>
  • The diameter of the rim in inches.<div><img src="/assets/mi/system/images/contextual-help/R2-diameter.png" /></div>
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  • All tires fall into certain categories. If you want to do a broad search of our tire lines, use the list below.
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