So you have inspected the tread you notice that it worn down, the threads are poking through, and it is cracked…it is time to buy new tires. How do you go about doing this, finding the right tires for your vehicle? This is a daunting task for some people, but it does not need to be that difficult, nor too expensive. If all four tires are out of your budget, two new ones may be purchased at a time, the first set to placed on the rear axle to ensure the best handling of your vehicle.
Used tires are also an option. They will usually not have a warranty, however it is much better than driving around on worn out, and unsafe tires. Now though, there are many options when it comes to buying discount tires, either at the local retail outlets, or online. So the consumer has many more choices these days. While it is possible to mount tires at home, your best bet is to take them to an experienced technician as they will not only do the dirty work, but make certain that the tires are balanced. This will serve to affect the handling of the car, the gas mileage and will prevent uneven wear.
Also, a reminder, when you do purchase new tires, write down your odometer on your receipt and save it. This will be necessary should you need to follow through on the warranty and replace a tire at some point. It is also necessary to understand the size of tire that will be most appropriate for your truck or car. This will not only save time at the tire distributor, but it will allow you to be well informed about your own purchase and the suggestions that are being made for the tire replacement.
You can find this information in the owners’ manual for your vehicle. The wrong size will greatly affect not only your personal safety, but the future wear that could incur with tires of the wrong size. Consider your own personal driving habits, how much you will be driving and the environmental conditions of the region in where you live. Think about the best conditions, and the worst conditions. This will help you answer questions asked of you by the sales associate, and again, you will be able to make and informed decision based on your own knowledge, and have no trouble finding the perfect tires for your vehicle.
November 20, 2009 at 9:54 am Comments (2)