Car Tire Shops Tupelo MS

In theory, an improvement in handling comes with an upsized wheel and tire package. Decreasing the tire aspect ratio, or the percentage of tire width to tire height, also decreases side-to-side tire flex. While crisper handling is possible with a shorter tire, the pneumatic cushion between the road and car is less effective.

Sam's Club
(662) 840-6459
3833 N Gloster St
Tupelo, MS
Hours
Monday - Friday: 7:00AM-7:00PM, Saturday: 10:00AM-6:00PM, Sunday: 10:00AM-5:00PM,

Midas
3936 North Gloster
Tupelo, MS
 
Sears Roebuck & Co.
(662) 680-6228
1001 Barnes Crossing Mall
Tupelo, MS
 
Firestone Complete Auto Care Store
407 W Main St
Tupelo, MS
Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: Closed

Midas Tupelo
(662) 842-2226
3936 North Gloster
Tupelo, MS
Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 6:00PM, Saturday 8:00AM - 4:00PM, Sunday - Closed

Goodyear Auto Service Centers
(662) 842-1178
620 W Main St
Tupelo, MS
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Sears Auto Center
(662) 680-6228
1001 Barnes Crossing Rd
Tupelo, MS
Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00AM-9:00PM, Saturday: 8:00AM-9:00PM, Sunday: 12:00PM-6:00PM,

Southern Tire Sales
(662) 680-5586
590 Commerce St
Tupelo, MS
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Firestone Tire & Service Centers
(662) 844-1881
407 W Main St
Tupelo, MS
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Goodyear Auto Service Center
(662) 842-1178
620 W Main St
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Air Conditioning Repair, Brakes, Electrical Service, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Machine Shop Service, Radiator Repair, Tires/Wheels, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Tue:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Wed:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Fri:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Sat:7:00 am-2:00 pm
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Tire Size Considerations

Big Wheels Can Present Big Problems By Mike Bumbeck, DriverSide Contributor

Upsized Downs
A sentence or two uttered during the Lincoln MKS presentation outlining the extensive suspension development required to support use of the optional 20-inch wheels served as a valuable reminder to those thinking of throwing a set of 26-inch dubs onto their Caprice Classic. Big wheels and low profile tires may look cooler but do not necessarily improve handling. A larger wheel and tire package can actually decrease maneuverability and increase braking distances. Trend-based thinking is that, by dropping the sidewall height of the tire and increasing the diameter of a wheel, an improvement in steering response and lateral handling can be found. While this is true to a certain extent, there is a point of diminishing returns.

Low Profile
In theory, an improvement in handling comes with an upsized wheel and tire package.  Decreasing the tire aspect ratio, or the percentage of tire width to tire height, also decreases side-to-side tire flex. While crisper handling is possible with a shorter tire, the pneumatic cushion between the road and car is less effective. The difference can be as dramatic as dozing off on an overstuffed mattress or trying to get cozy with a 1/2-inch thick foam camping pad.

Unsprung Weight
Increased mass of larger wheels causes other problems. The body of the vehicle sitting atop the suspension is sprung weight. The wheels and tires are bolted to the ends of the suspension are unsprung weight. Anyone who remembers playing with a gyroscope as a kid can recall how difficult the toys were to tilt or move around once they got spinning. Unsprung weight like 26-inch spinners can overwhelm the ability of a suspension to maintain vehicle control. Forged racing wheels are light. Diamond encrusted dubs are not.

Rotating Mass
Big wheels want to keep on turning. Added rotating mass of bigger wheels can overwhelm brakes designed for smaller diameter and usually lighter wheels. Consider a brake and suspension upgrade if rolling into the donk or dub zone is the plan. As did the team behind the Lincoln MKS, engineers submit a vehicle to long hours of development and testing to determine the best wheel and tire combination. Suspension and brake system are designed for the wheels and tires the factory bolts on. Anything else is style-based guesswork.

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