Tire shopping can be daunting. Many people will look for tire sales or “deals” in the hopes to save money. However, when it comes to tires, the better the tire, the more you save in the long run. More expensive tires can outlast cheap "sale" tires and save you money in the long run.
Types of Tires
- Car tires
- Snow tires
- Truck tires
- Specialty tires
Depending on your location, you may need to rotate the types of tires you use.
The best way to shop for tires is to call around to compare prices. Always ask if you’re being quoted the tire price with tax and installation.
Quick Tire Tips
- Always compare tire prices. Ask if the quote includes tax and installation. Be wary of offers that sound too good to be true.
- Choose a tire dealer that offers free tire rotations, free balancing, and free flat repair for the life of the tires you purchase.
- If you’re looking to buy only two tires, have them installed on the rear of your vehicle. Also, consider purchasing 4 new tires instead. This will give your vehicle increased stability and handling.
- If you really want to save money or can’t afford new tires, consider purchasing used tires. They don’t last as long, but you can still find good quality, gently used tires for a reasonable price.
- Once you’ve purchased new tires, be sure to have them regularly cared for. Always keep your tires properly inflated and have them rotated every 6,000 miles.