What is the New Tire Fee and Why and I Being Charged This Fee?
- The New Tire Fee is a fee imposed by certain States that require resellers of New Tires to collect this fee from their consumers for each new tire purchased. Once collected from the consumer, the funds will be dispersed to each State's governing body that manages the New Tire Fees.
- Depending on the State, these fees may be called something slightly different, but they serve the same purpose, to promote activities or develop technologies for tire recycling. Due to the nature and functionality of tires, they are built to last a long time on the roads and degrade very slowly. Unfortunately, when a tire is replaced, the process of recycling/disposing the tire is not very simple and takes a long time. The funds from these fees are mainly used to research and develop better and more environmentally friendly methods of recycling/disposing of used tires.
- The amount of the New Tire Fee depends on the state in which the consumer is purchasing from and will be displayed in the checkout page. The New Tire Fee is calculated for EACH tire purchased.
- Please visit each State's department of taxation and fees to learn more about the New Tire Fee for that State
Correct fitment of your new Wheel and Tire Package is the highest priority at Discounted Wheel Warehouse. Our highly
trained staff has over 20 years of combined experience in making sure your Wheel and Tire package meets the
requirements of your vehicle. We take every measure and precaution in choosing the right application to meet your
When you submit your order, we will call you if additional information is required. We will provide an exact fit for
your vehicle, just one of the ways in which we thank you for choosing Discounted Wheel Warehouse. If you have any
questions, please feel free to contact our staff at: 1-800-901-6003
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One of the easiest ways to improve the performance of your vehicle is with Plus Sizing wheels and tires. Plus Sizing
refers to tires that are wider and have a shorter sidewall. The result is a larger contact patch and a sportier
What's "Inch Up"?
"Inch Up" is the process of mounting a lower aspect ratio tire and larger diameter wheel on your car. This effect
creates a larger contact patch and a shorter sidewall.
Drivers choose Plus Sizing to improve:
The look of your vehicle
Why "Inch Up"? "Inch Up" to improve your vehicle's performance and appearance.
Increased steering response
Improved dry handling
Enhanced cornering ability
Aggressive good looks
How Can You "Inch Up"? "Inch Up" with the experts in plus sizing.
Wide size selection
"Inch Up" may be done in several ways.
The most popular methods are:
1. Plus Zero This method utilizes the same
wheel diameter as Original Equipment (OE) but incorporates a tire with a larger than OE section width and smaller
than OE aspect ratio. For example, replacing an OE 175/70R14 tire (on a 5.5-inch wheel) with a 195/60R14 tire would
be a proper Plus Zero fitment. Note that this practice may require a replacement wheel in order to maintain proper
rim width for the new tire. 2. Plus One This method utilizes a one-inch larger diameter wheel
in conjunction with a tire of a one-step lower aspect ratio. An example of an appropriate Plus One fitment is to
replace an OE 175/70R13 tire (23-inch overall diameter) with a 185/60R14 tire (22.9-inch overall diameter). Note
that this method always requires a replacement wheel.
3. Plus Two This method utilizes a
two-inch larger diameter wheel in conjunction with a tire of a two-step lower aspect ratio. An example of an
appropriate Plus Two fitment is to replace an OE 175/70R13 tire (23-inch overall diameter) with a 195/50R15 tire
(22.8-inch overall diameter).
The offset of a wheel is the distance from its hub mounting surface to the centerline of the wheel. The offset can be
one of three types.
The hub mounting surface is even with the centerline of the wheel.
The hub mounting surface is toward the front--or, wheel side--of the wheel. Positive offset wheels are generally
found on front-wheel drive cars and newer rear drive cars.
The hub mounting surface is toward the back or brake side of the wheels' centerline. "Deep dish" wheels are typically
a negative offset.
If the offset of the wheel is not correct for the car, the handling can be adversely affected. When the width of the
wheel changes, the offset also changes numerically. If the offset were to stay the same while you added width, the
additional width would be split evenly between the inside and outside. For most cars, this won't work correctly. We
have test-fitted thousands of different vehicles for proper fitment. Our extensive database allows our sales staff
to offer you the perfect fit for your vehicle.