811 South Main St
Statesboro, GA 30458
Whether you need tires for a sub-compact, full-size luxury car, RV, pickup, SUV, CUV, or Minivan – 4X4, 4X2, RWD, AWD, or FWD – Hybrid, Gas, Electric, or Diesel – whether you drive on the street, off-road in mud, or somewhere in between, D & R Car Care has a full-service tire shop with the best selection of tires available to you.
We are committed to making sure you always get the best value. Not sure which tires are right for your car or truck? Give us a call or stop by our tire shop so one of our qualified technicians can help you find the right tire to fit your needs. Whether you need tires, tire repair, wheel alignment, automotive maintenance, or full-service repairs in Statesboro, GA & the surrounding areas, D & R Intensive Car Care is the best choice for you!
It’s important to understand that tires come in many different sizes. The correct tire size determine the tire’s performance, their suitability for your specific vehicle, and their overall appropriateness for your driving needs. It is recommended that you check your owner’s manual or ask one of our tire professionals to understand what size of tires are correct for your vehicle. The following information about your tire’s size and type may be found on its sidewall:
- Type of Tire – The letter or letters at the beginning (or end) of this sequence indicates the type of tire: P, LT, ST, or T. Most tires will have the letter P, which is short for “P-metric” or a passenger car type tire. These are typically installed on passenger cars, light trucks, SUVs, and vans. An LT appearing at either the beginning or the end of the sequence indicates the tire is a “light truck” tire, or a tire designed to be used on vehicles that carry high loads or pull heavy trailers. ST indicates a “special trailer” tire, used on (you guessed it) – trailers, while “T” denotes a “temporary” tire, like a “donut spare” you might find in the trunk of your vehicle.
- Tire Width – The first set of numbers in the numerical sequence indicates the width of your tire as measured in millimeters from sidewall to sidewall.
- Aspect Ratio – Next you will find a slash and then another set of numbers: the aspect ratio, sometimes called the tire’s “profile”. This number is a percentage that indicates the tire’s height vs. its width. While there are exceptions, a lower aspect ratio is often indicative of a sportier, more performance-oriented tire while a higher aspect ratio tends to indicate the tire was designed for other priorities like comfort or rugged durability.
- Construction Type – Next you will find a single letter, either a “D”, a “B”, or an “R” which indicates the construction type for the tire. “R” indicates that the tire is a Radial tire and “D” designates that it is a Diagonal (also known as “Bias”) ply tire and “B” means it is a Belted-Bias ply tire. Today, tires featuring Radial construction are by far the most common type. They are made with layers of fabric cords positioned at a 90’ angle to the center line of the tread. Radials became the dominant type of construction because of their superior fuel economy, traction, ride comfort and especially tread life when compared to earlier types of construction. Diagonal (or Bias) ply tires employ layers of cord which cross each other at a 30’-45’ angle to the center line of the tread. This type of construction dates back to the earliest pneumatic tires. It was the preferred design for many years because of its resistance to damage from poorly paved or unpaved roads and relative ease of construction on the building machines available a century ago. Belted Bias tires combine the diagonal ply casing of Bias tires with belts (usually made of fiberglass) under the tread for increased traction and tread wear vs conventional Bias ply tires. Both Bias and Belted-Bias ply tires are available today primarily as reproduction tires for antique vehicles, though some racing, trailer and off road light truck tires use these types of construction, too.
- Rim Diameter – The next number in the set indicates the rim diameter—sometimes also noted as the wheel diameter. This measurement is almost always given in inches. Though there are exceptions, rim diameters ranging from 13” to 22” are most common for passenger vehicles in North America.
DON'T FALL FOR FREE.
Let’s be real. Nothing is ever really free. That’s why at D & R Car Care we’re always upfront with our current deals that we offer to our customers. We don’t over-inflate other pricing to make up for the “free” product, and we don’t believe in sacrificing quality when it comes to your vehicle. After all, precious cargo is riding on your wheels.
Be sure to ask about our tire deals when you come in to see us. As part of our pledge to offer the best quality auto repair, we will always make an effort to get you the best quality tires for your vehicle, for the best price. No gimmicks, just straight savings we’re passing to you.
When comparing the same quality tires with other dealers, most of our customers find that at D & R Car Care, you’ll actually get all four tires for less than the cost of three. No obligation to buy. After all, it’s always good to “shop around,” right?
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
"Ashleigh and the whole crew do a wonderful job. My husband and I both use them and have never had any issues. They do everything they can to accommodate to you and your vehicle. "
- Staci Cobb
" My daughter, a student at Ga Southern Univ., has had nothing but an incredible experience with D&R Customer Service and the repairs received to date. The "AutoServe1" message notification service is top notch and VERY MUCH APPRECIATED by a father from afar. I will CERTAINLY make recommendation to other parents and look forward to working with you all in the future. You get my top ratings! "
- John Blythe
" As I was traveling through Georgia, D&R was highly recommend when I needed an oil change. D&R staff alerted me to a bulge in one of my tires and saved me from a disaster happening on my trip. The staff was professional and courteous and replaced my tire quickly and efficiently so I could continue my trip, even though they were very busy. Thank you D&R for all you did. "
- Judy Blain
" Ray and Jodi and staff are excellent in customer service! If you have never been there go, you will be glad you did. I especially love the vehicle reports that come with an oil change. "
- Dana Fordham
" Customer service was great. Staff is highly knowledgeable, friendly & they provided excellent service! "
- Devang Shah