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New Tires? Why Not New Rims Too?

January 14th, 2017

If you’ve got a big 4 x 4 or SUV, new tires are a great upgrade, especially with a lift kit so that you can mount bigger tires and get better ground clearance. If you’re Tires in Humble TXgoing for new tires, why not get new wheels as well?

Wheels and tires are more than just a cosmetic touch that personalizes your truck. They can also improve performance in significant ways. Consider this: rotational mass and unsprung weight (the weight of the vehicle that isn’t supported by the suspension) have a real impact on handling and braking performance.

Upsized tires and wheels already make your brakes work harder to slow your vehicle down, and can even have an effect on your speedometer reading and transmission shift points. Cutting the unsprung ...[more]

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A Brief Explanation of Tire Information

December 15th, 2016

Ever wonder what the designations stamped on your tire sidewall actually mean? We’d like to break it down for you.

Let’s take for instance, “P195/60R15 87S”. This is a full service description of a tire.

In this case, “87S” denotes a tire’s load capacity and speed rating. The higher the number, the greater the load capacity – an 87 load capacity means that tire can support 1,201 pounds. Speed ratings range from L (75 mph) through V (149 mph), and an S speed rating means the tire is good for 112 mph. W, Y, and Z-speed rated tires are available for extreme performance cars and are rated as high as 186 mph.

As for the rest of the information:Tire

--“P” denotes Passenger Tire

--195 is the tire’s width from si ...[more]

  Tags: tires, tire pressure
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What To Do With Those Old Tires

November 10th, 2016

Every year, about 290 million tires are discarded; of those, about 233 million are recycled in one way or another. Shredded tires can be used for playground surfaces, welcome mats, hot-melt asphalt, bark mulch and even made into building material for “green” construction.

But what can you do with your old tires? Here are some ideas:

--Fill a tractor tire with sand to make a great sandbox for kidsTire swing

--Hang a tire from a rope as a tire swing

--Stack a couple of tires on top of each other, bolt them together and paint them a cheerful color, then use them as a planter

--Lay two rows of tires next to each other, somewhat staggered, and use them for broken-field running as part of football conditioning

--Bolt two tires togeth ...[more]

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Are New Tires on Your Back to School List?

August 3rd, 2016

by: Cody Wallis

 

 

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 ...[more]

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4 Most Important Maintenance Items

June 17th, 2016

Everyone's trying to get more out of a dollar today, including their automotive dollars.  At BIGTEX Tires & Offroad, we'd like to suggest some of the best ways to Auto Repair in Humble TXdo that. By staying on top of these four important vehicle maintenance items, you will save money in the long run. 

Your engine relies on motor oil for lubrication -- without a film of oil between moving parts, the engine would quickly seize as parts overheat to a point where they actually weld to each other. Oil picks up carbon, acids, metal shavings and other contaminants, however, and starts to lose its lubricating properties over time. If left too long, sludge deposits and carbon can start to accumulate on moving parts, shortening engine life. Depending on your vehicle and the type of oil you use the distance suggested between ...[more]

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So You Get A Flat Tire...What Now?

June 10th, 2016

Flat TireNobody ever looks forward to a flat tire, and nobody ever says "well, that was a really good time" after having one. You can at least minimize the damage to your tire and danger to yourself, though.

Flats vs Blowouts

If you get a blowout, you'll know about it right away. Sometimes the tire can fail dramatically, with a bang as loud as a shotgun going off. Other times, it might just be a loss of air and a sudden change in your car's handling, followed by vibration, noise and a pull to one side. If it's a front tire that fails, your car might be a real handful to drive until you can get to a stop.

In either case, your first job is to pull off the road as quickly (but safely!) as you can. Don't jam on the brakes or make any sudden mo ...[more]

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Big Texas Tire Makes a Big Move

May 17th, 2016

BIGTEX Tires & Offroad has long been a favorite of drivers in the Humble, TX area when it comes to tires, lift kits, customizations and auto repair. In an effort to maintain their already high level of customer service, BIGTEX Tires & Offroad has moved to a new location on a temporary basis. “We are currently working on building our new permanent home,” confirmed Shakeel Maredia, Owner of BIGTEX Tires & Offroad. “This has required us to transition into a new temporary location for a few months while we get the new location finished up. We can’t wait to be able to unveil our brand new, state of the art, location to our customers. In the meantime, we will still give them the same expert service and quality products as we always have.” Customers can now find BIGTEX Tires & Offroad at their temporary location of 1903 Treble Dr. Suite-A, Humble TX 77338. Their phone number has remained the same at (281)-548-1111.

In additi ...[more]

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Prolonging the Life of Your Tires

January 22nd, 2016

by: Cody Wallis

 

A good quality set of tires should be an investment that will last you up to five years with regular use. In order to make the most of the life of your tires, there are simple maintenance steps you can take, as well as precautions to ensure they last as long as possible.

  • Inspect your tires. Frequent visual checks of your tires can be the first step in preventing premature wear or damage that can become irreparable. Look for debris, signs of uneven wear, bulges, dips, bumps, or ‘feat ...[more]

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Auto Repair for Holiday Travel

December 8th, 2015

auto repair tires humble txWhether traveling across country, or simply taking a trip across town, let BIGTEX Tires and Offroad assist in all auto repair and tire services this holiday season. Sustaining a properly maintained vehicle has numerous benefits during all seasons of the year, but particular caution should be taken during months during inclement weather. Consider this point of reference to ensure safe travel and vehicle reliability in Humble, TX with BIGTEX Tires and Offroad.

First, ensure the vehicle’s first line of defense is fully intact and well maintained by regularly checking tire pressure and replacing tires regularly. When tires become worn or warped, vehicle safety is greatly decreased and ...[more]

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A Brief History of Custom Wheels

September 23rd, 2015
Custom wheels are everywhere today, but did you ever give much thought to how they were developed over the years? 
 
To trace the history of the custom wheel, you have to go back to the years after WWII. During the war, piston engine performance had advanced greatly with aircraft, and in the following years stock car racing went from a ragtag bunch of moonshine runners to becoming an organized sport. As early hot rodders and racers looked for ways to squeeze more performance out of their vehicles, their attention turned to wheels and suspensions. Early steel wheels were usually designed with two pieces of pressed steel welded or riveted into a single unit. Lighter-weight wheels would red ...[more]
  Tags: tires, wheels, custom wheels
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