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.
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.
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.