How To Choose New Tires?

by Sebastian Friedman

Choosing new tires for your car is an important decision. When I was younger, I had a terrible experience with a car that had bad tires. The ride was bumpy, and I heard the tires on the car I was driving crunching under the wheels. I would never want to have that experience again.

Tire Wear is greatly impacted by a number of factors. These may include the type of vehicle, speed, and driving style. Adding a new set of tires to your vehicle can also be a daunting task. You look at the prices and see that they are still higher than they were only a few years ago. And what if you don’t have the correct size tire for your car? Or, what if you have to replace the tires on the car but want to keep the same number of rims?

All-Season Tires

All-season tires tend to have an all-season rating. They provide decent grip on dry pavement, weather protection when driving in the rain, and are specially designed to handle snow, slush, and other winter weather conditions. However, keeping all-season tires in good condition requires more care than summer tires. All-season tires are so much smarter than the original tires in that they provide the exact same performance in all but one season: winter. But that’s a good thing since you’ll probably want to use your car every day of the year. A lot of thought and engineering went into all-season tires to make them superior to their original counterparts.

Summer Tires

Did you know summer tires come in all shapes and sizes? There are designed to be light, durable, and great in dry conditions. Summer tires are the only option you have for your car at this time of year. After all, it’s not quite time for snow tires yet, and holidays are close. You also have to get your car on the road before winter, lest you get stuck in the snow. The days of summer tires, like the ones featured on the top of this page, are coming to a close. According to Transportation Research Board (TRB) estimates, summer tire sales are declining exponentially. In 2005, there were 1.2 billion summer tires sold in the United States. In 2010, that number was 885 million. The numbers are expected to fall to 1 billion in 2015 and 750 million by 2019. Summer tires are great for the summer, but they aren’t ideal for all weather conditions. Many of us don’t notice the difference in performance because our cars are tuned to resist high sidewall pressures, and the ride of summer tires is often better than winter tires. However, summer tires are designed to perform differently in different climates. If you don’t have an AWD car, you will see a difference between winter tires and summer tires. But if you have AWD, the difference between the two tires will be much less.

Winter Tires

Today, winter tires are a common feature of cars in the colder climates of the world. However, if you live in the Northern Hemisphere and drive your car less than 20,000 miles per year, winter tires are probably unnecessary for you. If your car is only used to drive in the winter months and drives less than 20,000 miles annually, you do not need to purchase winter tires. Winter tires are a great way to save on snow and cold weather driving costs. They are also a great way to save on the gas mileage you get with your vehicle. During the cold winter months, a vehicle with winter tires will get more traction on the road and can travel at greater speeds than a vehicle with proper summer tires. Because of this additional traction, a vehicle with winter tires will get more mileage per gallon than a vehicle with summer tires. To enjoy even better fuel economy and keep your tires in top condition, it is a good idea to change your tires in the warmer months.

If you recently purchased a car and were told that the manufacturer recommends replacing both front and rear tires, what would you think? Chances are you’d assume that the tires were worn out and needed to be changed. But did you know that all tires, regardless of the car they’re on, are actually designed to last for a certain amount of time?


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