Written by chris Sunday, 23 January 2011 03:35
Choosing the Best Tires
There are countless varieties of tires available. Choosing the best one for your vehicle can be difficult.
First, determine whether you require a passenger or light truck tire. Passenger tires are sufficient for most car owners and many pick-up and SUV owners. However, some pick-up and SUV vehicles require more robust light truck tires for hauling heavy loads and driving on rough road conditions.
The second step is to determine your own driving needs and what benefits you hope to get from the tires, such as long mileage, wet traction, winter/snow traction, superior handling, ride comfort, fuel efficiency, and noise levels. This will help you narrow your focus.
New tires should be the same size, and have the same load capacity and speed rating as the original tires. This information is printed on the tire. If it is too difficult to read what is written on the tire, check the tire information placard which is usually attached to the edge of the driver's door. Install the same type of tire on all four wheels to ensure proper handling.