10% Off Tires:
Receive 10% off select tires when scheduled for installation on PepBoys.com and installation is completed between 12/03/13 through 12/28/13 Use promotional code 10FORU at checkout to receive discount OR click here to print this in store coupon and present at time of installation. Cannot be combined with any other coupon. Valid on in-stock merchandise only.Requires purchase of tire installation package which includes valve stems or TPMS reseal kit and balancing Excludes Special Order and sale priced tires. Offer valid 12/3/13 through 12/28/13.
Buy 3 Installed Tires and Get the 4th Tire Free:
Offer requires purchase of tire installation package which includes, road hazard warranty, valve stems or TPMS reseal kit and balancing. This offer only applies to select Definity, Hankook, Cooper, and Falken tires (as indicated in search results). Excludes all other tires, all special order tires and warranty or road hazard adjusted tires. Mail-in rebate will be on a Pep Boys Visa® Prepaid Card issued by Citibank, N.A. pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A., Inc. State or local taxes and/or surcharges for environmental protections will be an additional charge. On all tires, tread design may vary. Not valid in combination with any other Pep Boys offers, rebates or discounts.
Tires are designed with different types of tread, each of which is meant for different road conditions and driving styles. There are four different types of tire tread: directional, symmetrical, asymmetrical, and directional/asymmetrical.
Directional tire tread features a large V-shaped pattern with large spaces or grooves between the tread blocks. The grooves improve hydroplaning resistance at high speeds by siphoning water more efficiently through the tread making these tires ideal for performance and ultra-high performance applications. Tires with directional tread are designed to roll in one direction and have an arrow on the sidewall of the tire that shows which way the tires should roll. They are meant to be rotated front-to-back (and vice versa) but not side-to-side because of the directional design. Vehicles equipped with different size tires on the front and rear (staggered), prohibit the ability to rotate directional tires unless they are remounted.
Symmetrical tire tread has the same pattern – continuous grooves and/or independent lugs – across the whole tire. This type of tire is the most common and found on most non-high-performance passenger cars because it is typically quiet and long-lasting. Also, they can be rotated in many different ways, which helps to prolong the life of the tires and makes them more versatile.
Asymmetrical tire tread, most commonly found on sports cars, is a bit of hybrid in that it combines a variety of tread patterns for maximum grip on both wet and dry roads. Usually the inside and middle parts of the tire will be designed for wet and/or winter traction, while the outside of the tire will have large tread blocks for maximum cornering capability on dry surfaces. To ensure that the tires are positioned correctly on the car (to maximize handling capabilities), the sidewalls are marked “outside only” and “inside only.” Many different rotation patterns can be used for tires with asymmetrical tread patterns.
Directional/asymmetrical tire tread is the best of both worlds – it features the V-shaped pattern of the directional tread for discharging water away from the tire and the dry weather traction of the asymmetrical tread. You should follow the same rules as directional tires when it comes to rotation patterns. Vehicles equipped with different size tires on the front and rear (staggered), prohibit the ability to rotate directional/asymmetrical tires unless they are remounted.