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Performance Tires

Performance tires, and their sub-category high performance tires, are a special tire category that offers superb handling, sharp responsiveness, and great road grip. This is especially important for drivers looking for dynamic control over their vehicles. They are usually engineered to suit the performing style of sports cars, where quick and accurate handling is crucial.

What You Need to Know Before Buying Performance Tires

  • Performance tires use special tread compounds and tread patterns that enhance road grip. When it comes to aggressive driving, these features ensure the tire’s driving safety even during aggressive, high speed maneuvering. As a result, performance tires excel in handling and cornering.
  • The internal structure of performance tires is responsible for some of their strongest attributes. From emphasizing precise steering responses to ensuring better control over the vehicle in curves, the construction is responsible for the overall driving durability.
  • One of the most crucial characteristics of performance tires is their driving stability. During high speed applications, the tire’s construction and compound materials maintain the tire shape, even under different driving forces. This guarantees great high speed stability.
  • Tires utilize their contact patch to evenly distribute driving pressure. This is especially important for performance tires, where pressure accumulation can lead to tire failure. The wide and flat footprint of performance tires equally circulates the forces of acceleration, cornering, and braking.
  • Most performance tires are for warm weather applications and provide excellent dry and wet traction. As such, summer performance tires prioritize road grip and handling in higher temperatures, making them the perfect choice for spirited drivers.
  • Engineers have designed performance tires to shorten braking distances. They utilize the tread patterns and compound blends to increase road contact when braking, ensuring an increasing stopping power.
  • Such tires sport lower aspect ratios and stiffer sidewalls, which enhance responses to steering instructions and optimize the connection between the driver, the car, and the road.
  • Performance tires feature a sporty, and at times aggressive, aesthetic. Low-profile sidewalls and unique tread patterns allow this aesthetic appeal to be one of the best selling points of high performance tires.

How to Choose the Right Performance Tires:

  • Carefully think about your driving style and preferences. With spirited driving, sharp cornering, and faster acceleration, performance tires are more suitable. Such tires are an excellent choice for both everyday driving and racing applications.
  • Performance tires are engineered to fit certain vehicle types, such as sports cars. Make sure the high speed capability of the performance tires is compatible with the vehicle’s needs, specifications, and recommendations.
  • While all season performance tires exist, their summer equivalents are more popular. Summer performance tires combine traction with high speed stability to guarantee a seamless, while all season tires offer safe traction in versatile conditions. Choose the set that works best in the driving environment you frequent.
  • You must confirm the recommended tire size suitable for your vehicle before finalizing your tire purchase. This information can be found on the door jamb sticker, in the owner’s manual, and on the current tire’s sidewall.
  • What’s the quality of the performance tires you wish to have? Depending on your needs, you might want to explore either top-tier or budget-friendly tire brands. Read up on customer reviews to find the hidden gems of the tire world.
  • Performance tires can be a costly investment. For that reason, it is important to set a budget and stick with it. Consider both cost and value when searching for your next tire set. While top-tier tires are nice to have, there are cheaper options available as well.
  • From installation to tire maintenance, getting professional help can lengthen the tread life of the tires you purchase. Make sure the tires are mounted properly and take care of them afterward to ensure their elongated usability
Performance tires proved their worth over the years. Whether you are seeking a high speed thrill, fast laps on the track, or simply want a more responsive feel on winding roads, these tires enhance the overall driving experience.
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  1. American Roadstar Pro A/S 195/70R14 91H AS All Season Tire
    American Roadstar
    American Roadstar Pro A/S 195/70R14 91H AS All Season Tire
    195/70R14
    All Season
    Performance
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    MSRP $75.75 per tire $61.99
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    SKU N1657613-99
    Type Passenger
    Load Range SL
    Speed Rating H
    Performance Performance
    MPN ARSP05
    Overall Diameter 24.7
    Season All Season
    Aspect Ratio 70
    Brand American Roadstar
    UTQG 500AA
    Run Flat No
    Rebate Available No
    Sidewall BSW: Black Side Wall
    Size 195/70R14
    Load Index 91
    Section Width 195
    Model Pro A/S
    Rim Diameter 14
  2. American Roadstar Pro A/S 205/65R16 95V AS All Season Tire
    American Roadstar
    American Roadstar Pro A/S 205/65R16 95V AS All Season Tire
    205/65R16
    All Season
    Performance
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    MSRP $87.75 per tire $71.99
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    SKU N1657614-99
    Type Passenger
    Load Range SL
    Speed Rating V
    Performance Performance
    MPN ARSP20
    Overall Diameter 26.5
    Season All Season
    Aspect Ratio 65
    Brand American Roadstar
    UTQG 500AA
    Run Flat No
    Rebate Available No
    Sidewall BSW: Black Side Wall
    Size 205/65R16
    Load Index 95
    Section Width 205
    Model Pro A/S
    Rim Diameter 16
  3. American Roadstar Pro A/S 205/70R14 98H XL AS All Season Tire
    American Roadstar
    American Roadstar Pro A/S 205/70R14 98H XL AS All Season Tire
    205/70R14
    All Season
    Performance
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    MSRP $90.75 per tire $74.99
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    SKU N1657615-99
    Type Passenger
    Load Range XL
    Speed Rating H
    Performance Performance
    MPN ARSP06
    Overall Diameter 25.3
    Season All Season
    Aspect Ratio 70
    Brand American Roadstar
    UTQG 500AA
    Run Flat No
    Rebate Available No
    Sidewall BSW: Black Side Wall
    Size 205/70R14
    Load Index 98
    Section Width 205
    Model Pro A/S
    Rim Diameter 14
  4. Ardent HP RX3 195/60R15 88H AS A/S All Season Tire
    Ardent
    Ardent HP RX3 195/60R15 88H AS A/S All Season Tire
    195/60R15
    All Season
    Performance
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    MSRP $72.75 per tire $57.99
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    SKU N1657619-99
    Type Passenger
    Load Range SL
    Speed Rating H
    Performance Performance
    MPN 57040-AD
    Overall Diameter 24.2
    Season All Season
    Aspect Ratio 60
    Brand Ardent
    UTQG N/A
    Run Flat No
    Rebate Available No
    Sidewall BSW: Black Side Wall
    Size 195/60R15
    Load Index 88
    Section Width 195
    Model HP RX3
    Rim Diameter 15
  5. Goodyear Reliant All-Season 235/65R17 104V AS A/S All Season Tire
    Goodyear
    Goodyear Reliant All-Season 235/65R17 104V AS A/S All Season Tire
    235/65R17
    All Season
    Performance
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    MSRP $185.75 per tire $149.99
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    SKU N1574715-99
    Type Truck/SUV
    Load Range SL
    Speed Rating V
    Performance Performance
    MPN 682026597
    Overall Diameter 29
    Season All Season
    Aspect Ratio 65
    Brand Goodyear
    UTQG 600AA
    Run Flat No
    Rebate Available No
    Sidewall BSW: Black Side Wall
    Size 235/65R17
    Load Index 104
    Section Width 235
    Model Reliant All-Season
    Rim Diameter 17
  6. Goodyear Reliant All-Season 255/55R20 110V AS A/S All Season Tire
    Goodyear
    Goodyear Reliant All-Season 255/55R20 110V AS A/S All Season Tire
    255/55R20
    All Season
    Performance
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    MSRP $283.75 per tire $235.99
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    SKU N1574724-99
    Type Truck/SUV
    Load Range SL
    Speed Rating V
    Performance Performance
    MPN 682094597
    Overall Diameter 31
    Season All Season
    Aspect Ratio 55
    Brand Goodyear
    UTQG 600AA
    Run Flat No
    Rebate Available No
    Sidewall BSW: Black Side Wall
    Size 255/55R20
    Load Index 110
    Section Width 255
    Model Reliant All-Season
    Rim Diameter 20
  7. Goodyear Reliant All-Season 215/50R17 95V AS A/S All Season Tire
    Goodyear
    Goodyear Reliant All-Season 215/50R17 95V AS A/S All Season Tire
    215/50R17
    All Season
    Performance
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    MSRP $157.75 per tire $129.99
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    SKU N1576304-99
    Type Passenger
    Load Range SL
    Speed Rating V
    Performance Performance
    MPN 682040597
    Overall Diameter 25.5
    Season All Season
    Aspect Ratio 50
    Brand Goodyear
    UTQG 600AA
    Run Flat No
    Rebate Available No
    Sidewall BSW: Black Side Wall
    Size 215/50R17
    Load Index 95
    Section Width 215
    Model Reliant All-Season
    Rim Diameter 17
  8. Petlas Velox Sport PT741 205/55R16 91V Performance Tire
    Petlas
    Petlas Velox Sport PT741 205/55R16 91V Performance Tire
    205/55R16
    Summer
    Performance
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    MSRP $125.75 per tire $101.99
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    SKU N1510506-99
    Type Passenger
    Load Range SL
    Speed Rating V
    Performance Performance
    MPN 23975
    Overall Diameter 24.9
    Season Summer
    Aspect Ratio 55
    Brand Petlas
    UTQG 320AAA
    Run Flat Yes
    Rebate Available No
    Sidewall BSW: Black Side Wall
    Size 205/55R16
    Load Index 91
    Section Width 205
    Model Velox Sport PT741
    Rim Diameter 16
  9. Farroad FRD26 265/50R20 111V AS A/S All Season Tire
    Farroad
    Farroad FRD26 265/50R20 111V AS A/S All Season Tire
    265/50R20
    All Season
    Performance
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    MSRP $188.75 per tire $152.99
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    SKU N1511527-99
    Type Truck/SUV
    Load Range SL
    Speed Rating V
    Performance Performance
    MPN NA1511527
    Overall Diameter 30.4
    Season All Season
    Aspect Ratio 50
    Brand Farroad
    UTQG N/A
    Run Flat No
    Rebate Available No
    Sidewall BSW: Black Side Wall
    Size 265/50R20
    Load Index 111
    Section Width 265
    Model FRD26
    Rim Diameter 20
  10. Saferich FRC16 225/60R16 102H XL AS A/S All Season Tire
    Saferich
    Saferich FRC16 225/60R16 102H XL AS A/S All Season Tire
    225/60R16
    All Season
    Performance
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    per tire $92.99
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    SKU N1512199-99
    Type Truck/SUV
    Load Range SL
    Speed Rating H
    Performance Performance
    MPN NA1512199
    Overall Diameter 26.6
    Season All Season
    Aspect Ratio 60
    Brand Saferich
    UTQG N/A
    Run Flat No
    Rebate Available No
    Sidewall BSW: Black Side Wall
    Size 225/60R16
    Load Index 102
    Section Width 225
    Model FRC16
    Rim Diameter 16