Up to 66% Off Select Tires
Clearance pricing on select in-stock tires only. Prices will show as marked down with a strike through price. Discount eligible tires will be identified on product detail and search result pages. All other tires, fleet and special order tires are excluded from this offer. Event ends 4/30/17.
Save Up to $180 on Hankook Tires
Up to $80 Off Instantly requires purchase of a set of four (4) qualifying Hankook tires with tire installation package (includes balancing, valve stems or TPMS kit) and road hazard warranty. Excludes all special order, warranty and road hazard adjusted tires. Shop supply fee will be an additional charge. State or local taxes and/or surcharges for environmental protection will be an additional charge. PLUS Get Up to $100 back after manufacturer mail-in rebate on an American Express® Reward Card with the purchase of a set of four (4) qualifying Hankook tires. Terms and Restrictions apply. See redemption form for complete offer details. Rebate submissions must be postmarked or submitted online to Hankook on or before June 30, 2017. Excludes Fleet, Commercial and Warranty replacement orders. Offer valid between March 18, 2017 and May 31, 2017.
Every tire is designed to withstand a specific level of speed over an extended period of time – think in terms of highway driving for example. The longer you drive at a certain speed, the more heat a tire will generate from the friction of that tire churning against the road surface and the side wall flexing.
A tire’s speed rating indicates the ability of that tire to handle a certain level of prolonged speed – and the heat it produces – without suffering deterioration in performance.
All tires in the in the U.S. are designed to maintain legal U.S. speed limits. A tire’s speed rating must match the maximum driving speed of the vehicle it’s mounted on. However, simply installing a tire rated for a designated speed does not mean the vehicle it’s mounted on can be driven safely at the tire’s highest performance level.
Below is a list of ratings coordinated with the speeds they represent. Note: These are not recommended speeds.
|Rating||Maximum Speed||Typical Application|
|L||75 mph | 120 km/h||Off-Road & Light Truck Tires|
|M||81 mph | 130 km/h|
|N||87 mph | 140 km/h||Temporary Spare Tires|
|P||93 mpg | 150 km/h|
|Q||99 mph | 160 km/h||Studless & Studdable Winter Tires|
|R||106 mph | 170 km/h||H.D. Light Truck Tires|
|S||112 mph | 180 km/h||Family Sedans & Vans|
|T||118 mph | 190 km/h||Family Sedans & Vans|
|U||124 mph | 200 km/h|
|H||130 mph | 210 km/h||Sports Sedans & Coupes|
|V||149 mph | 240 km/h||Sports Sedans, Coupes & Sports Cars|
|Z||> 149 mph, 240 km/h|
|W (Z)||168 mph | 270 km/h||Exotic Sports Cars|
|Y (Z)||186 mph | 300 km/h||Exotic Sports Cars|
The load index is a numerical identifier assigned to each tire based on the ability of that tire’s size to withstand a certain load level of speed without deterioration in performance. The higher the load index value, the greater the load the tire can safely carry at the correct inflation.
Note: Pep Boys will only install tires that meet or exceed the original equipment manufacturers specifications for specific rating and load index.