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Porsche Tire Center in Charleston, SC

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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.


Why choose Porsche Charleston?

Authorized seller of Porsche Approved Tires

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.

Low-Price Guarantee

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.

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24-Month Tire Road Hazard Protection

Porsche Approved Tires purchased and installed at Porsche Charleston include complimentary 24-Month Road Hazard Coverage.

  • Replacement at 100% of Original Cost - Replacement tires are reimbursed at 100% of the original cost of the tire, up to $599. (Subject to limitations.)
  • Free Protection for 24 Months - Tires are covered for 24 months from the date of purchase. (Other exclusions apply.)

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Best Technicians and Tools for your Porsche

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.

Tire Services Available at Porsche Charleston

Tire Mounting

Tire Balance

Tire Indexing

Tire Repair

Wheel Alignment

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Premier Tire & Wheel Protection Plan

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.

Premier Tire & Wheel Protection coverage includes:

  • Replacement of a tire if structurally damaged to the extent that it fails to hold air due to a covered road hazard, including glass, potholes, debris or nails (includes tires with run-flat technology); tires are never plugged or patched
  • Replacement of a wheel if road hazard damage prevents the wheel from sealing to the tire, resulting in the tire failing to hold air or maintaining the tire manufacturer’s air pressure specifications
  • Towing expenses reimbursed up to $250 per occurrence in the event of covered road hazard damage
  • Costs associated with the replacement of the tires and/or wheels, plus approved labor charges, including mounting, balancing, valve stems, tire disposal, and taxes
  • A $50 deductible will be applied per replacement claim, regardless of how many tires and/or wheels are being replaced at that time

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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.

We carry all types of Porsche Tire

Summer 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.

Winter Tires

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.

Sport Tires

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.

All Season Tires

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.

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We offer Seasonal Wheel and Tire Sets

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 Summer Wheel and Tire Sets

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.

Example wheel and tire sets include:

20-/21-inch Carrera S summer wheel-and-tire set

Alloy wheels in a dynamic 5-spoke design with open spokes.

20-/21-inch Carrera S summer wheel-and-tire set painted in Black (satin-gloss).

Alloy wheels in a dynamic 5-spoke design with open spokes, completely paintend in Black (satin-gloss).

20-/21-inch Carrera S summer wheel-and-tire set painted in Aurum (satin-gloss).

Alloy wheels in a dynamic 5-spoke design with open spokes, completely paintend in Aurum (satin-gloss).

20-/21-inch Carrera Classic summer wheel-and-tire set

Alloy wheels in asport/elegant dual-arm 5-spoke design with two-tone finish. Titanium-colored paint finished with gloss-lathed front face.

Porsche Winter Wheel and Tire Sets

Winter tyres should already be fitted before snow falls because winter conditions for summer tyres begin at temperatures below around +7°C. Below this point, the tyre compound begins to harden – driving characteristics are worsened and braking distances increased. We therefore recommend that you fit winter tyres during the colder months of the year.

Example wheel and tire sets include:

20/21-inch GT3 winter wheel-and-tire set painted in Black (satin-gloss)

Forged Alloy wheel with central locking. Painted in Black (satin-gloss)

20/21-inch Carrera S winter wheel-and-tire set

Alloy wheels in a dynamic 10-spoke design with open spokes.

20/21-inch Carrera S winter wheel-and-tire set painted in Black (satin-gloss)

Alloy wheels in a dynamic 10-spoke design with open spokes completely painted in Black (satin-gloss).

20/21-inch 911 Turbo S winter wheel-and-tire set painted in Black (satin-gloss)

Forged Alloy wheel with a five-double-spoke design in a two-tone finish and with central lock. Painted Black with bright-polished frontal area.

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Tire Conditions - Causes and Corrections

Tire Wear in Center

Probable Cause

  • Tires overinflated
  • Use of oversized tires

Appropriate Correction

  • Confirm cold inflation pressure matches vehicle's recommended pressures
  • Confirm appropriate rim width and evaluate alternate tire pressures

Tread Wear On Both Shoulders

Probable Cause

  • Tires under-inflated
  • Vehicle overloaded

Appropriate Correction

  • Confirm cold inflation pressure matches vehicle's recommended pressures
  • Confirm load being carried is within vehicle specifications, reduce as necessary

Tire Wear On One Shoulder

Probable Cause

  • Wheel alignment does match actual driving conditions
  • Worn or damaged steering/suspension parts

Appropriate Correction

  • Set alignment to most appropriate angles within vehicle's approved range
  • Replace worn or bent parts and align

Tread Wear Heel and Toe Block Wear

Probable Cause

  • Insufficient tire rotation for driving conditions
  • Tires under-inflated, increasing drag and wear

Appropriate Correction

  • Rotate tires more frequently following vehicle's approved pattern
  • Confirm cold inflation pressure matches vehicle's recommended pressures

Tread Wear Irregular Cupping

Probable Cause

  • Loose steering or suspension components
  • Tires and wheels out of balance

Appropriate Correction

  • Replace worn struts/shocks and other steering/suspension parts and align
  • Correct balance of tires and wheels

Sidewall Circumferential Split/Star

Probable Cause

  • Impact break from road hazard or pothole
  • Tire sidewall pinched between road and wheel

Appropriate Correction

  • Dismount tire and inspect for interior damage, replace tire if damage is found
  • Determine if wheel is bent by inspecting for run-out, replace wheel if damage is found

Sidewall Bubble/Bulge

Probable Cause

  • Tire sidewall pinched between road and wheel
  • Components contaminated during manufacturing

Appropriate Correction

  • Dismount tire and inspect, tire manufacturer's warranty applies if no interior damage is found
  • Dismount tire and inspect, interior damage indicates road hazard

Sidewall Ozone/Weather Cracking

Probable Cause

  • Frequent exposure to direct sun and hot temperatures
  • Tires exposed to ozone or harsh chemicals

Appropriate Correction

  • Evaluate service conditions and attempt to minimize exposure to sun and heat
  • Attempt to keep tires away from sources of ozone and chemical exposure

Sidewall Abrasion of Both Sidewalls

Probable Cause

  • Driven on when extremely low on air
  • Driven when flat

Appropriate Correction

  • Dismount and inspect tire for interior damage, replace tire if damage is found

Porsche Tire Markings

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:

  • N – approved by Porsche
  • A – developed for the Porsche 992

Testing covers three main areas:

  1. Subjective outdoor criteria, such as handling and driving comfort
  2. Objective outdoor criteria, such as braking performance and service life
  3. Indoor criteria, such as rolling resistance and high-speed performance

Load & speed indices:

Indicate the tire's maximum load in encrypted form (101) and maximum permitted speed (Y) at the prescribed air pressure.

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Tire size:

Is determined by width in millimetres (265), height/width ratio in percent (40), tire construction (R = radial tire) and rim diameter in inches (21).

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Tire type:

Indicates the tire model. The N-marked LATITUDE Sport 3 manufactured by Michelin is a tire approved for the Macan.

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N-marking (N0):

Identifies tires developed specifically for the requirements of Porsche vehicles. The number describes the technical status at the time approval was obtained.

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Tire brand:

Indicates the tire manufacturer. Michelin is the tire cooperation partner of Porsche. Tires are jointly developed specifically for Porsche vehicles.

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DOT identification:

Provides information about the tire's manufacturer, size, type and production date. DOT stands for (US) Department of Transportation.

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Production date:

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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Meet our Porsche Tire Center Team

  • Victor Salgado

    Victor Salgado

    PCNA Dealer Service Manager

    843.203.2941
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    Victor Salgado

    Victor Salgado

    PCNA Dealer Service Manager

    Victor began his career in food/beverage starting in the late 80’s in Hilton Head Island, SC, and in the mountains of western North Carolina. Happy to return to the SC coast, he graduated from Johnson & Wales University Charleston in 1991 and worked in the thriving downtown restaurant scene. After adventures in the gourmet coffee/coffee equipment industry and in the real estate development field (supervising commercial and high-end residential development in the U.S. territory of St. Thomas, VI), Victor arrived at Baker Motor Company in 1999, where he has been involved with the best premium automotive brands in the world. Having worked with Mercedes, Maserati, Jag/Land Rover, Rolls Royce, Alfa Romeo and Infiniti, Victor has returned to the brand that initially captured and has maintained his enthusiasm since 1999, Porsche.

  • Jeff Shoebotham

    Jeff Shoebotham

    PCNA Dealer Service Advisor

    843.990.5080
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    Jeff Shoebotham

    Jeff Shoebotham

    PCNA Dealer Service Advisor

    Jeff was born and raised in San Diego, CA and has always been a Porsche enthusiast. As a child, he’d watch endurance racing with his father and always found himself cheering for the cars from Weissach. He attended San Diego State University and majored in English Literature. After college, he decided to pursue career in the automotive field and attended Universal Technical Institute in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, with an eye toward reaching the pinnacle of automotive excellence, Porsche. He moved to Charleston in 2014 and worked his way into his dream job: service advisor at Porsche Charleston.

  • Todd Droegemeyer

    Todd Droegemeyer

    PCNA Dealer Service Advisor

    843.990.5080
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    Todd Droegemeyer

    Todd Droegemeyer

    PCNA Dealer Service Advisor

    with Porsche Charleston since 2022

  • Mason Mizzell

    Mason Mizzell

    Porsche Concierge

    843.203.2942
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    Mason Mizzell

    Mason Mizzell

    Porsche Concierge

  • Brent Downing

    Brent Downing

    PCNA Dealer Parts Manager

    843.852.4020
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    Brent Downing

    Brent Downing

    PCNA Dealer Parts Manager

  • Mary Zuchowsky

    Mary Zuchowsky

    PCNA Dealer Parts Specialist

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    Mary Zuchowsky

    Mary Zuchowsky

    PCNA Dealer Parts Specialist

  • Matthew Thelen

    Matthew Thelen

    PCNA Dealer Parts Specialist

    843.852.4025
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    Matthew Thelen

    Matthew Thelen

    PCNA Dealer Parts Specialist

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