General FAQs

How do I know when to buy new tires?

You should buy new tires when your tread wears down to 4/32 of an inch. At this point, you start to lose significant traction on wet or snowy roads.

How often should I check the air in my tires?

To ensure your own safety and maximum life of the tire, it is recommended that you check the air pressure in your tires at least once a month.

How much air should I put in my tires?

Tire pressure varies depending on the type and size of your tires. Consult your owner’s manual for more information.

How can I get more mileage out of my tires?

Checking your tire pressure regularly, rotating your tires, and watching for signs of wear-and-tear can extend the lifespan of your tires.

How can I protect against blowouts?

To ensure your tires do not blowout, properly inflate your tires. Avoid overinflating them and always use a tire gauge as too much air affects ride comfort and may increase tire vulnerability if curb or potholes are hit. Be mindful of underinflated tires, as this condition adds flexing to sidewalls thus increasing heat build-up and the potential for tire failure.

What is road hazard damage?

Damage that occurs when a tire fails as a result of a puncture, bruise, or break incurred during the course of normal driving on a maintained road.

What should I do if I notice a vibration?

Vibration is an indication that your car has a problem that needs attention. The tires, steering system, and suspension system should be checked to help determine the possible cause and correction of the vibration.

When should I buy winter tires?

It is recommended to change to winter tires when the weather drops below 7°C. The compounds in all-season tires become too hard at this point to provide efficient traction.

How do I find the best tire replacements for my vehicle?

Come by a GT Radial dealer for expert advice. We will ensure your vehicle gets the appropriate tires for your driving needs.

Where can I find a GT Radial dealer near me?

Visit our dealer locator page.

Who manufactures GT Radial tires?

GT Radial tires are manufactured by GITI Tire, a global company that sells quality tires in more than 130 countries.

Where can I find GT Radial Tires?

Check our dealer locator for the nearest GT Radial retailer.

What are those nubs sticking out of my tire tread?

The nubs are the rubber that has been pushed or pulled into the mold vents to ensure a proper shape of the tire. When tires are removed from the molds, these nubs remain as a part of the tire.

When were my tires manufactured?

Look on the tire sidewall and find the DOT number. The last four digits of the DOT number are the week and year of manufacture. Example the last four numbers on the DOT are 0111 that tire was made in the first week of 2011. While a number like 2109 is a tire that was made in the 21'st week of 2009. Consult a qualified tire professional if you have any doubts.

Are all your tires all season tires?

All tires in the GT Radial product line rated as M&S on the sidewall all are "all-season" tires.

Where are GT Radial tires manufactured??

GT Radial tires are manufactured by GITI Tire, a global company that sells quality tires in more than 130 countries.

How long has the GT Radial brand been around?

GT Radial tires are manufactured by GITI Tire which traces its roots back to 1951.

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