There can be slight variations when new because the whitewall has a painted black line covering part of it on the wheel side, or inside, and the black paint is sometimes wider than others. This black paint is to give separation between the whitewall and the wheel. The white is the outermost layer of rubber and actually will “touch” the wheel when that black paint wears off (which it always does if the tires are kept clean). If you look at the new tires when mounted you will notice the space between the whitewall and the wheel, and the used tires don't have that gap. This is because the new tire still has that black paint in place. This has always been the case with the Vogue White/Gold tire line.
The most common causes of a bulge, or knot on the side of a tire are either an impact break, or a torn bead, puncture in the tread above the bubble, or rarely a defect in manufacture. The most common cause is the bead of the tire being damaged during installation. The bead is the part of the tire that seals against the wheel, and if it gets torn air can migrate between the sidewall plys and cause a bulge. This will be obvious to spot with the tire off of the wheel. The next most common cause of this is an impact break occurs when the sidewall gets "pinched" between the wheel and an object like a curb, or railroad track, or pothole. This can happen at low or high speeds, and the bulge may show immediately, or take time to develop as air gets in between the sidewall plys of the tire. This will be evident by looking at the inner sidewall where the bulge appears. The inner liner of the tire will be bruised or torn, and that will be the spot where the air is being forced between the sidewall plys causing the bulge. Not as common, but does happen, is a puncture in the tread above the bulge. Inspect the tire for punctures in the area above the bulge to eliminate this cause. If none of the previous conditions exist, then we have to assume it is due to a defect in manufacture, and that is of course covered under warranty and the tire will be replaced by Vogue with anew one at no charge. As a Vogue dealer, we are happy to perform warranty service for you. You can ship the tire to us for consideration, and we will pay for the return freight on the replacement if warranted. You can also use a local Vogue dealer to save on the time and expense of shipping.
We stock every White/Gold tire that Vogue builds at all times. That is how we ship all purchases the same, or very next shipping day for all purchases.
You only pay sales tax if the tires are being delivered in the state of Georgia. As it stands now we only charge sales tax for purchases that are delivered to an address in the state of Georgia where our warehouse is located. The laws may be changing on this but for now we will not be tax collectors for any other state than the one we operate in.
If you are replacing the original equipment tires on your vehicle you can find those tires by searching using the year make and model of your vehicle here on our website. Many vehicles have multiple size options depending on the model and you may need to be able to read the size on your vehicle yourself to confirm the correct size for your particular vehicle. If you are not sure you should have a tire installer help you with this. We do not provide fitment advice for any customized vehicles, including custom wheels. There are too many variables to be sure without being able to see the vehicle. Again, your local installer is your best source to help you with this. Fitment is ultimately the buyer’s responsibility.
The best way to get your whitewalls clean is to keep them clean from the beginning, and never use bleach or other harsh chemicals or metal wire brushes, or overly stiff nylon even. If you can keep your whitewalls clean by washing frequently with mild cleaners like the same soap you use to clean your car or the Vogue brand whitewall cleaner, you will never have to resort to bleach or harsh scrubbing. Whenever using either metal wire brushes, or other abrasive pads, then you may scratch the rubber. This lets dirt get "under" the surface, in the scratches, and you have to keep scratching deeper and deeper to get them clean. That is a losing battle. Also the effects of bleach and other harsh chemicals on the rubber will shorten its life, and void the warranty on the tires as it relates to appearance.