What to know before buying new tires
Buying a new set of tires is one of the most important decisions you can make for your vehicle. As we like to remind our customers, the tire is the most critical point of contact between the car and the road. Aspects like grip, tread, rolling resistance and wear should be given due consideration because they’ll make a significant impact on overall handling and performance, especially in wet or winter conditions.
To decide if it is time for buying a new set of tires you should check if your tires are worn or only part-worn. Even if your tires are only part-worn they might need to be replaced because of damages or tire age. To fit the right tire to the wheel, you must first identify the correct tire size, plus the load index and the speed rating. We’ll show you where and how to find this critical information. Plus, should you be fitting summer tires, winter tires, or all-season tires to your wheels? In this section, we explain the differences and explore your options.