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Big T Tires,  Inc.

30 Thomas Road
Franklin, NC 28734

(828) 369-6442

Open: 8 am - 5 pm

Monday - Friday



© 2015. Big T Tires, Inc.

All Rights Reserved.

Tire Tips

  1. Check your vehicle's tire pressure at least once a month. This includes your spare tire as well. For the most accurate reading, check tire pressure when the tires are cold.
  2. Be sure your tires load range (carrying capacity) fits your vehicle. For example, a 3/4 ton truck requires at least an 8 ply tire. For best performance we recommend the original manufactured tire size and load range.
  3. Having good tires with sufficient tread depth is crucial for driving safety. Worn tires with little tread are more likely to hydroplane on wet pavement or lose traction in the snow.
  4. Regular rotation helps maximize tire life and provides a safer driving experience. For normal driving conditions we recommend rotating every 5,000 - 7,000 miles depending on the vehicle and tire tread.
  5. Tires are expensive and prices vary, save accordingly for the tire you wish to purchase!


  1. In the United States, as of 2008 all new passenger car models released must be equipped with a TPMS. With over 100 different makes of TPMS sensors most technicians have difficulty remembering all systems. Help your tire shop by becoming familiar with your cars TPMS procedures and reset.
  2. The average battery life span on a TPMS sensor is estimated to be between 7 to 10 years.
  3. The leading cause of TPMS sensor failure is corrosion caused by road salts, moisture, missing valve caps, and galvanic corrosion.
  4. On cold mornings the warning lamp may illuminate and then extinguish. This is not uncommon. Likely causes are low tire pressure that dips below the threshold over night then rises to the acceptable level when the tire is in operation and heats up. If you have any concerns take your vehicle to a tire shop and let them inspect your tire and check the pressure.
  5. Tire sealants may damage TPMS sensors. Some tire and TPMS sensor manufacturers do not support the use of tire sealants. The use of any liquid or sealant injected into the tire is not recommended and may cause the TPMS sensor to malfunction.