How To Shop For Tires?

Not too many people like to shop for tires. They are an expensive but very necessary part of owning a vehicle. Choosing the right tires for your car or truck can be confusing because you need to find the right size, brand, and quality for your car or truck and that is not easy.

Unfortunately, this is a necessity because driving on old worn-out tires is not safe and can cause an accident or leave you out on the side of the road without being able to get home. When it’s time for new tires, you need to take the time out to choose the right tires and get them installed on your vehicle. If you are getting ready to buy tires follow this guide to choose the right ones.

Figure Out What You Need

Before you go shopping you need to think about whether you really need new tires. A few tell-tale signs that you need your tires replaced is if you observe worn down treads, or you notice that your car seems to be slipping a little or pulling to the side or not stopping as fast as it once did, it might be time for new tires. 

Choose the Right Type

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There is more to shopping for tires than choosing the right size. Consider the way you drive, your expectations for the tire’s lifespan, the weather where you drive, and the road surfaces you drive on.

Look at your car owners manual or the plaque on the door pillar of your car to find your minimum tire requirements.Or speak to one of All County Automotive’s specialists for more help.

Consider The Type of Tire You Already Use

Car manufacturers do a good job of using proper tires for a vehicle. They consider the car’s engineering when installing the tires. So if you are worried about the type of tire to install, your go-to tire is going to be the same type of tire that was originally installed. If you do vary it, then your best bet is to go with only a slight change.

Tire Size

Check your owner’s manual or door placard to find the right size for your car. If you check the tire size on your car this may not be the right size, especially if you bought the car second-hand.

Evaluate the Warranties

Most tires come with a treadwear warranty. This warranty will give you some information on the expected life of the tire compared to others.

Shop Around

There are many places you can buy car tires and each option comes with positive and negative aspects. The most important factor is to find a deal you can trust.

Consider The Extras

When buying tires you want to pay attention to the extras and consider whether they are worth the cost. Some car tire specialists offer free or reduced installation costs.

Look for road hazard warranties which are included in the price of some tires. These warranties cover the cost of flat tires and roadside assistance.

Bottom Line

If in doubt, ask your car repair specialist to help you decide what tires are best for your vehicle. All County Automotive tire specialists can help you find the right tires for your vehicle and help get them installed quickly. We will always give you the best recommendation and get you back on the road with a new set of tires that are the safest and best fit for your car.

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