It’s not only the engine that creates the dynamic sports car performance of your Porsche. The tires play an essential role too. After all, they are the only part of your Porsche in direct contact with the road. So every revolution of the engine, every movement of the steering wheel, and every touch of the brake pedal can only have an effect thanks to the right tires.
Of course the right tires vary according to the Porsche model, and the type of wheel. The wrong, non-approved choice could negatively affect performance, handling, and safety. That’s why your personal Service Advisor will provide you with the information you need on the latest Porsche-approved N-rated tires, and why you should never fit any others to your Porsche.
Our experienced personnel will help you select the ideal tires for your vehicles, the way you drive them and the roads you drive on. With access to a complete selection of N Spec tire options, rest assured Porsche Charleston is your one-stop-shop for any and all of your tire needs.
Tire shops that don't often see Porsche vehicles generally do not stock N-marked Porsche tires. And the tires that they can source in Porsche sizes are often slow sellers for them and could be old-stock.
With access to a complete selection of N-marked tire options, rest assured Porsche Charleston is your one-stop-shop for any and all of your tire needs.
Porsche Charleston guarantees the Lowest Installed Price in the Charleston area for Porsche approved tires.
In most cases, our prices are simply the lowest, but we will even refund the difference if in the unlikely event you should find a lower price (that includes installation, taxes, & road hazard) at a local competitor within 30 days of your tire purchase.
See a service advisor for details.
Porsche Approved Tires purchased and installed at Porsche Charleston include complimentary 24-Month Road Hazard Coverage.
We use highly specialized Porsche tools and technology. We continually train our staff to maintain their expertise, our standards and your vehicle. Our commitment to the crest is never less than 100%. Unique and unequaled. Just like your Porsche.
The 2022 Porsche Premier Dealer Program identified Porsche Charleston as one the top 25 Porsche Dealers in the United States.
Our brand new, stand-alone 20,000 square foot Porsche facility on Savannah Highway features the full range of Porsche models in an environment that truly celebrates this iconic brand.
For short visits, our clients have an opportunity to watch our service technicians at work from our stylish client lounge featuring comfortable furniture, Wi-Fi and inductive phone charging.
Guests are offered complimentary refreshments such as local organic fruit, savory snacks, local pastries, chilled water, and gourmet coffee.
For lengthier service appointments, we offer several transportation options such as Complimentary Shuttle Service and (by appointment) Complimentary Loaner Vehicles.
Service appointments include a complimentary multi-point inspection performed by our factory-trained technicians. In the event that additional service is recommended on a listed item, your Service Advisor will be happy to speak with you about service options.
We perform a complimentary Car Wash after every service visit. This includes a pre-wash, automatic car wash, hand drying, wheel cleaning, and vacuuming of the floor mats.
No matter which Porsche dealership you purchased your Premier Tire and Wheel Protection plan from, Porsche Charleston will honor your agreement.
Premier Tire and Wheel Protection offers comprehensive protection from hazards seen and unseen.
Your tires and wheels will be replaced using original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and OEM-approved tires and parts. Your coverage is not restricted by vehicle mileage and will continue even if you replace your tires.
Did you know that asphalt can reach temperatures of up to 140 °F (60 °C) in the summer? Or that your Porsche is subjected to lateral loads of up to 0.045 oz (1.3 g) when cornering? Porsche-recommended summer tires with N-marking use a special rubber compound which remains stable even at high temperatures. With a tread pattern optimized for summer road surfaces, they offer better grip, greater cornering stability and shorter braking distances. Optimum rolling resistance also helps to ensure their fuel efficiency.
Over 60% of drivers find driving on snow to be highly challenging. Porsche-recommended winter tires – identifiable by their N-marking – give you a sure footing and greater confidence in winter driving conditions. The secret lies in their material composition. Manufactured from a rubber which does not harden in the cold, they maintain more grip even at low temperatures. They also feature tread patterns specially designed to deflect water, provide good lateral support, and to pick up snow for added grip.
Our nerves send motion commands to our brains at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). N-marked sport tires instantaneously transmit each steering movement.
If you prefer not to change your tires with the seasons, Porsche-approved all-season tires offer the perfect compromise between the grip, handling and stability of the best-performing winter and summer tires.
You don't wear the same pair of shoes for all occasions, so why should your Porsche?
Ensure maximum performance in every season by changing wheel and tire sets when temperatures change.
Porsche N-marked tires differ from others primarily in terms of geometry, rubber composition and testing methods.
Following the N, a second letter indicates the model line. Further details can be found in each tire’s technical data.
For example, the Porsche 992 tire will be marked NA, indicating it is:
Testing covers three main areas:
Indicate the tire's maximum load in encrypted form (101) and maximum permitted speed (Y) at the prescribed air pressure.
Is determined by width in millimetres (265), height/width ratio in percent (40), tire construction (R = radial tire) and rim diameter in inches (21).
Indicates the tire model. The N-marked LATITUDE Sport 3 manufactured by Michelin is a tire approved for the Macan.
Identifies tires developed specifically for the requirements of Porsche vehicles. The number describes the technical status at the time approval was obtained.
Indicates the tire manufacturer. Michelin is the tire cooperation partner of Porsche. Tires are jointly developed specifically for Porsche vehicles.
Provides information about the tire's manufacturer, size, type and production date. DOT stands for (US) Department of Transportation.
Consists of the week and year of production (4812 = week 48, 2012). Incidentally, a tire is considered new for up to 5 years after production.
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