When you need tires in the West Branch, MI area, there is only one name you need to know - Schmitt Tire & Gas Inc. We carry tires from all the top name brands, including Firestone, Bridgestone, Mastercraft, and Carlisle. If there is another brand you are looking for, don't worry. We can get it for you!
Schmitt Tire & Gas Inc is your source for quality tires for all types of vehicles, including cars, trucks, farm vehicles, and semi trucks.
From automobiles and light trucks to lawn tractors, trailers, and utility tires, we are here for you. Contact Schmitt Tire & Gas Inc
today to get started. Same-day services are available as long as we have your tires in stock.
Comprehensive Tire Solutions
Four wheel alignment
Bearings repacked and replaced
Disposals of old tires
Valve stem repairs
Decipher Your Tire Size
The key to finding out the important details about your tires is located right on their sidewalls. Typically, your tire size information will begin with a letter. In the US, this will most often be "P" for passenger vehicles. "LT" tires are designed for light trucks.
Your tire's width is measured in millimeters from sidewall to sidewall. The first 3-digit number in the tire size gives you that information. The aspect ratio of your tire is the ratio of the height of the tire's cross-section to its width. This can be found as a 2-digit number after a slash (/) in your tire size.
Next, you'll see another letter which lets you know the type of construction your tire has. For example, "R" stands for Radial. Following that letter, you'll find another number which tells us your wheel diameter.
This is the key information you'll need to know when searching for new tires on your own. Your tires will also list important reference information such as their load index, speed rating, DOT symbol, tire identification number, and Uniform Tire Quality Grading information.
If you have any questions or are unsure about what type and size of tire is right for your vehicle, just stop by the shop or give us a call at 989-345-9840.