How To Choose The Best Tires For Your Car


Tires can be the difference between your car performing at its peak and an acceptable, or even sub-par, performance. Although there are many different tires that you can choose for your vehicle, not all tires are built the same. Some will not even be right for your vehicle or the weather.

It's important to know what kind of tires will be good for your vehicle, since you won't want to buy tires more than once in a three or four-year period.

Can You Afford Different Tires for Different Seasons?

Driving in the summer is a very different experience compared to driving in winter. This means that tires that perform very well in one season can be a terrible option in another season. To avoid this, it is recommended to have a different set of tires for winter and summer.

Naturally, buying two different sets of tires is a more expensive undertaking, and many car owners would rather avoid this. This why all-season tires are quite popular. These are tires that you're able to use in either summer or winter. The downside of these tires is that you won't be able to get the best performance from your car while using them.

Stick to the Recommended Dimensions

Each car has a certain type of tire that is recommended by the manufacturer. Manufacturers will usually specify the size of the tire, the load index and the speed rating of the ideal tire for the vehicle. As far as the size requirements go, it's a good idea to just stick to what is provided by the manufacturer. However, you can get some flexibility as far as the load index and speed rating are concerned.

What Type of Car Do You Have?

An SUV can be used to do some off-roading or towing a light load. A truck, on the other hand, can be used to handle much heavier loads whether it's carrying or towing them. Although trucks and SUVs seem quite similar in size, their different applications mean that they'll different types of tires even if the tires are the same size. For trucks, you may even want to consider all-terrain tires instead since they offer better traction on unpaved roads and snow.

If you have to choose a specific type of tire for your car, you should talk to an expert at a tire repair shop. All the answers you need will be there. Companies like AutoMedics can help you with other information.


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