Written by Rachel Grier on February 22, 2018
Finding the best tires for your vehicle isn’t always straightforward, and most people don’t know how to choose the correct tires. The wrong tires can hinder your vehicle’s performance and make it nearly impossible to drive in what can be treacherous winter weather. There are, however, a few factors to consider to ensure you choose the right tires for every season. Before purchasing new tires, you must consider their performance, what type they should be, and what size they should be. Below is an explanation of why these factors are important and how they can help you choose the best tires every time.
Consider Tire Performance and Why You Need New Tires
Ideally, car tires should be replaced every three to four years. But age isn’t the only reason you should or will want to replace your tires. Damage and changing weather conditions are also top reasons why most people purchase new tires. But whatever your reason for replacing old tires, performance should be a top consideration when buying new tires. To ensure you have top performing tires, check their grip, tread life, and consumer ratings. Additionally, make sure to purchase your tires from a reputable dealer, like Computerized Auto Pro.
Consider the Type of Tires You Want to Purchase
Tires come in three types: winter, summer, and all-season. For Canadians, winter or snow tires can be a necessity. Although all-season tires perform well in cold or snowy conditions, they’re not ideal for extreme conditions or long winters. They can lose tread and become easily damaged by ice, snow or even the cold ground. During the winter, snow tires provide the best traction, but only ‘okay’ braking on cleared streets. That said, all season tires are less expensive and won’t need to be changed when the seasons change. They also provide good all-around performance and handling. Summer tires should only be used in warmer weather conditions and provide excellent dry or wet braking and overall handling. But, for the winter, all-season or winter tires are your only choices.
Consider the Size of the Tires
If you’re going to buy new tires, you must make sure they’re the right size for your vehicle. The best way to find the right size tires for your car is to check the owner’s manual. Once you find the proper measurements, you can take them to your local tire dealer and they will help you interpret them and find the right size tires for your car. A dealer like Computerized Auto Pro can provide you with this service while providing the best tires Edmonton has to offer.
We’re currently offering excellent discounts on all our tires; prices are just 10% over cost and all our tires come with lifetime free flat repairs and lifetime road hazard guarantee. Visit us today and let our team of experts help you choose the best tires for your vehicle at the best price!