Purchasing tires is something that every car or truck owner has to do. Price, style, brand and safety are all factors that go into a purchasing decision.
To help you make the right choice in tires, we’ve come up with a list of tire buying and maintenance tips to make your decision a lot easier. Following these tips, will help you buy new tires and make them last longer.
Tire Purchasing Tips
Think About Your Driving Style: Before buying a new set of tires, it is important to think about your driving style. Are you the type of driving that goes with the flow of traffic? Or are you the type of driver that likes to lead the way?
If you drive a lot, you may want to consider purchasing tires with a higher treadware rating. Treadware is the amount of miles you can expect to get out of your tires. Rating typically rand from 60 to 540. The higher the treadware number the longer your tire will last.
Where Do You Drive: Do you drive in an area with lots of rain and snow? Do you have a truck and take it off roads? These are important questions to ask yourself. Most people tend to get all-season tires because of their ability to handle different elements. If you get a lot of snow, you may want to also purchase a set of snow tires. Be sure to check your state laws on snow tires. States typically regulate when you can have snow tires on your car.
Stick To A Similar Style Of Tires: For performance reasons, it’s important to make sure all your tires and the same. Make sure all your tires have the same width, height and diameter. If you’re having trouble, ask a store representative for help.
Rotate Your Tires: Having your tires rotated extends the life of your tires. That’s because your front and rear tires work differently. Front tires tend to wear quicker because of turning. Front wheel drive vehicles also tend to wear front tires faster.
Check Your Tire Pressure: It’s important to regularly check the tire pressure of your car or truck. A tire with the correct pressure lasts longer and it’s safer to drive on. Be sure to keep a tire gauge in your car to check the tire pressure once a month.
Following the steps above will help you find and maintain the right tires for your car or truck. Also be sure to clean your tires and use a tire dressing formula to protect against UV rays and tire rot.