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 How To Choose The Right Tire

How To Choose The Right Tire

Typically, tires can last between 25,000 to 50,000 miles before you need to replace it. 

If you have come to this article then you must have reached the mileage limit and your tires are already showing signs of wearing out. Shopping tires for your vehicle don’t need rocket science. There are so many options available at the market. The task becomes complex when you need to choose the RIGHT tire. 

So, how do you choose the right tire for your vehicle? To help you find the right tire for your vehicle, here are the questions you need to answer.

What is your car’s tire size?

The first thing that you need to consider is your car’s tire size. Tires come in different sizes in diameter and your car tire shopping will turn out a failure if you are not familiar with the tire size that your car needs. To determine the right tire size for your vehicle, look for the placard on the inside of the driver’s side door. You will find the tire size that will fit for your car. The numbers you will find indicates the tire width, the height in comparison to the width, and its diameter. Shop for a tire that has the same size as indicated in your placard. 

What weather condition do you drive in?

The answer to this question can greatly help you in determining the right tire for your vehicle and for a safe driving experience. Summer tires significantly differ from winter tires. What is the current season? Or in what weather condition do you usually use your car? Or should you go for an all-season tire? The tire that you choose for a specific weather condition will provide you maximum safety when driving. 

If you live in an area with relatively warm weather, you can go for an all-season tire or summer tire. The all-season tire is the most popular type of tire since the tire provides a good grip and traction may it be on snowy roads or on dry roads. 

For winter season when the temperature is freezing and the road is more slippery, you need to choose a winter tire since it is made of pliable rubber compound for maximum traction and grip. Winter tires also have deeper tread and more sipes for easy navigation on ice and snow. 

Where do I usually drive?

Another thing that you need to consider when looking for the right tire for your vehicle is the road that you drive on. Are you using your vehicle in the city or in muddy terrains? For city transportation, go for a tire that offers braking distance on both dry and wet roads, and at high speed. And with the high traffic in the city, make sure to choose tires with high endurance, comfort, and are fuel efficient.

On the other hand, if you are driving on rough roads or on muddy terrains, opt for tires that are highly durable and with deep, rugged tread patterns for better traction on soft and muddy surfaces.