Picking the wrong tires can cause serious problems for you and your vehicle, producing a constant whining noise while driving, performing poorly in harsh weather and overall causing your vehicle to drive inadequately. The worst part is that you’re stuck with this investment for the next three to six years. When buying new tires, there are many things you need to consider before diving in.
Did You Like Your Old Tires?
If the answer is yes then congratulations, you know what your next tire purchase is going to be. Car and tire companies spend a lot of money to develop tires that allow your car to run as smoothly as possible. Tires and cars that were sold hand-in-hand are often the best pairings, as they were matched together by the company for a reason – to create the ultimate driving experience. Unfortunately, purchasing original car tires can be expensive, so try to look for close alternatives both online and through tire manufacturers.
If your tires have recently been performing at a subpar level, think back to a time when they provided a smoother ride. Was it when they were brand new? Then it’s time to simply replace them, as the depth of the tread has most likely been worn down to the bone. If your tires have been on your vehicle for a while, have been used as a spare or were stored in a hot location for more than six years, then it’s probably time to get new ones.
Having a fuel-efficient vehicle is important to many consumers, and choosing the proper tires can be a major factor in determining just how efficient it can be. Not all tires are made the same, so pay attention to which tires you purchase. Tires that are different from your originals can negatively impact your fuel economy. Not all tires are made with optimal fuel efficiency in mind, and a large part of being efficient with your fuel consumption depends on having proper air pressure in your tires.
Think About the Specifics
That last thing you want is to spend a lot of money buying a new set of tires, only to realize later on as they’re being installed that they’re the wrong size or type for your vehicle. Always check your owner’s user manual to determine what specific tires you need.
Do Your Research
Once you’ve determined what kind of tires you need, it’s always best to do some research on the brands that are available for your specifications. Going into a tires store can be overwhelming, and while the employees may be helpful and patient, if you don’t know what you’re getting into you could end up with an expensive mess.
At 416 Wheels and Tires, we offer the top tire and rim brands for your needs, including Bridgestone, Continental, Firestone, Goodyear, Michelin and more. Our experienced team would be happy to help you with tire and rim sales, seasonal tire storage, seasonal changeovers, professional tire repair, installation and balancing, and rim repair and refinishing. Located in Mississauga, Ontario, contact us anytime for free quotes and estimates.