How to Select the Right Car Tires


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People who have never purchased a new tire always find it difficult to figure out the type of tire they need. Finding the right tire for you largely depends on the circumstances. Ask the following questions to yourself while buying tires.


  • Does it rain frequently in your location or does your area get extremely heated up during summers?
  • Do you stay in the outskirts or in the middle of the city?
  • How often do you drive?


Besides these questions, also consider whether you have purchased a new car or a second hand car. If you have purchased a new car, you may not require a replacement till the time that they start to wear out and you don’t feel safe driving on them. If your car is second hand, you might discover that the previous owner has not fitted the most appropriate tires on the car.


Tire Buying Tips


  • Price


Price is an important factor when it comes to choosing the right car tires. One great thing about the tire industry is that you do not have to spend a lot of money for the best quality or performance tires, you can also find good quality cheap tires within your budget.



  • Were to Buy


You will have a lot of options when it comes to buying car tires. Buying from a dealer can be expensive because they will replace the worn tires with the original tires. A local store is the best place to buy new tires because the prices are much reasonable and the service executive will also help you find the right tires for your car. The tire and installation cost may vary from store to store. You can also buy tires from a discount retailer. The prices are low and the tires are shipped to the customer’s door. Buying tires online is another option. You need to do a complete research before buying it online.


  • New or Used Tires


Buying used tires as a way to save money is not a good idea. Buying used or partially worn second hand tires may not be safe if you dont know what to look for. Used tires may have defects or punctures that may not always be visible. There are some problems that may not be noticeable until the tire is fitted on the car. Used tires have the minimum grip and are more likely to skid on slippery surfaces.


  • Consider Fuel Economy


Fuel economy is another important factor to be considered while buying car tires. If you are looking to buy tires that can support your car’s fuel economy, you need to know that all tires are not same. Buying a tire that is different from the one that was fitted to your car when it was new, also affects the fuel economy.


Finding the right tire and replacing it is not enough. You also need to maintain your tires appropriately to make sure they perform well. Rotating the tires of your car is very important to prevent wear and tear. Not rotating your tires can cause more noise on the road, reduce the fuel economy, lower the grip and they will have to be replaced sooner.