A Look at the Michelin Latitude Diamari

March 7th, 2016

At L & M Tire & Wheel, we’re proud to carry the Michelin line of tires, and one of the best products from Michelin is the Latitude Diamaris. The Michelin Latitude Michelin Latitude Diamari in Abbottstown PADiamaris is a summer/performance tire for luxury SUVs, crossovers and sport trucks; it’s an OEM tire for vehicles like the Land Rover Range Rover HSE and BMW X5, among others. Some of the features of the Latitude Diamaris include:

·         Silica-enhanced high performance tread compound, with asymmetric tread pattern for enhanced grip on wet or dry surfaces

·         Larger shoulder blocks at the outside, with a continuou ...[more]

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A Look At The Cooper Discoverer A/TW

January 27th, 2016

At L & M Tire & Wheel in the greater Hanover, PA area, we sell a lot of Cooper tires, and one of the most popular choices for light trucks is the rugged Cooper Cooper Discoverer ATW in Hanover PADiscoverer A/TW tire. The Cooper Discoverer A/TW offers excellent year-round performance on- or off-road, with low noise, a forgiving ride and decent road manners on the pavement. It incorporates an advanced tread compound and a whole slew of innovative design features that have earned it the Severe Snow rating.

Here’s a brief rundown of some of the features of the Cooper Discoverer A/TW:

 

·         A network of full-depth, full-length corrugated sipes ...[more]

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Tire Sidewalls Explained

November 2nd, 2015
Tires in York, PAAt L & M Tire & Wheel, we occasionally hear customers asking about the information on tire sidewalls. There are actually quite a few designations on a tire sidewall, so let’s break it down a little. 
 
Take, for instance, a tire with a sidewall stamp of P255/55 R 15 97 T, a very typical tire for many vehicles. Here’s what that indicates: 
 
  • P – denotes a passenger tire. In other instances, LT stands for Light Truck, T for Temporary Spare, and ST for Special Trailer.
  • 255 – This is the “section width” of the tire, measured from sidewall to sidewall in millimeters. In the case of this tire, the width of the tread itself is 255 millimeters. 
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We Are the Only Wheel Shop You Need

August 15th, 2015

Wheels in Abbottstown, PA In the late 50s and early 60s, hot rods had captured the imaginations of drivers everywhere. Hot rodders were thinking of new ways to personalize their vehicles and make them unique…but in those early days, their options for custom wheels were fairly slim. Slotted aluminum rims, chrome-reverse wheels and Cragar’s iconic Super Sport five-spoke cast wheel were among the few choices that were available.

 One thing was certain, though – along with custom paint, aftermarket wheels were soon recognized as one of the best ways to make a vehicle truly stand out. For hot rodders, custom wheels offered more than good looks and visual appeal; their brake ventilation, light weight and extra width for traction could offer an edge in performance.

Today, there are custom wheels available to f ...[more]

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What No One Told You about New Tires

August 1st, 2015

Tires in Abbottstown, PA

Yes, tires are still round, black and filled with air…but there’s been a lot of progress in tire technology in the last 25 years, and still more on the way:

  • Tread compounds: By the year 2025, vehicle manufacturers will have to comply with Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) standards of 54.5 mpg. While there are many ways of meeting that goal, tires are an important part of the picture. Tire engineers are using new tread compounds to lower rolling resistance and help squeeze out a couple of MPGs of fuel economy. While cuts in rolling resistance are difficult to attain, a 5 percent drop in rolling resistance translates to a 1 percent gain in fuel economy. Also, nanotechnology and infusions of silica and sunflower oil are b ...[more]
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Are All-Season Tires Right For My Vehicle? - L & M Tire & Wheel

September 13th, 2013

The tire category of “All-Season Tires” can be a misleading term and this category gets the most questions out of any tire available. Basically, when you are purchasing All-Season tires, you are getting a very sturdy tire that will work well through various weather conditions as well as varying temperatures or climates. The types of tires that fall under the ‘All-Season’ tire category contain different types of tread compounds, designs, and mileage ratings, and there are some big differences between All-Season Tires, Regular, or ‘summer’ tires (sometimes also referred to as ‘three-season tires’), and Winter Tires.

One of the main differences is temperature. Temperature affects tire rubber. For example, firm rubber tha ...[more]

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Are New Tires on Your Back to School List? - L & M Tire & Wheel

August 15th, 2013

Fall is in the air, and that can mean only one thing: it’s back to school time! As you run through your back to school checklist- pencils, notebooks, binders, books, and tires- yes, you read that correctly: TIRES. Why add new tires to your back to school checklist? Because now is the BEST time to get new tires for you or your student’s vehicle. Whether you are carpooling your students around, want something dependable for your extra-curricular high school smarty, or need that reliable vehicle for your independent college bound kid- making sure you get the best start to a new school year means starting with replacing your old tires.

Safety counts! By swapping out old, worn down, and bald tires, you will increase the overall safety of your vehicle. A ...[more]

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