Sumter SC Automotive Tire

Atlas Transmission

A vehicle's tires rival the brakes as the most important safety device. Understanding the importance that tires play in your vehicle's performance and safety will go a long way in ensuring your ride in Sumter is a safe and comfortable one.

Atlas Transmission is considered by many to be the best tire center in Sumter due to our expertise in helping our customers choose the best tire for their automobiles. Our tire experts take the time to explain to our Sumter customers that most tires consist of 4 parts - tread, side walls, inner carcass, and beads. The tread is the part of the tire that meets the surface of the road and provides you with the traction needed when driving the streets in and around Sumter under all types of driving conditions. The side walls are designed to be flexible so as to absorb loads when driving and the inner carcass serves to resist impacts from potholes and bumps. The beads are the part of the tire where the rubber touches the metal of the wheel. Aside from providing a comfortable ride in and around Sumter, tires are designed to cope with the forces often associated with vehicle acceleration, braking, and steering. A common problem faced by many tire manufacturers is that no one tire is best for ALL the road conditions drivers in Sumter experience. The tire experts at Atlas Transmission know that your tires must be strong enough to resist damage while having enough flexibility to cushion impacts. Additionally the rubber of the tire needs to be hard enough to provide for thousands of miles when driving on the hard road surfaces of Sumter but soft enough to provide adequate traction when it rains and the roads of Sumter are wet and dangerous. The design of the tire must be a compromise between these conflicting considerations.

Tire Repair FAQ

Atlas Transmission is pleased to offer answers to some of the frequently asked questions about the tire repair services offered at our business in Sumter.

When should I balance my tires and wheels?
Why is proper tire inflation so important?
How much does it cost to fix alignment problems?
Is rotating tires really necessary?
What is the cost to install tires?