Looking to purchase tires can sometimes be disorienting. It’s so hard to figure out how to get started, and particularly if you’re a first time tire buyer you probably don’t understand where to begin. Hopefully this asset will assist you buy your subsequent group of tires. This is the kind of guide we wish we would of had the first time we bought tires.
Step 1: Look at the tires currently on your car. Examine the size, name, model #’s etc… Look at the sidewall of the tire for almost all this information. Don’t worry about understanding what it all means at this point. Be sure you jot it down on a piece of paper for reference though. You should also confirm that you actually need new tires.
Step 2: Put in a call to your favorite tire shop or one near by and say: Hello, I’m the owner of a 2006 Honda Civic and I was wanting to find out what tires you have that would go well on this vehicle? (substitute your make and model clearly) Ensure you’re ready to take down the information they give you, and take down everything they tell you. Don’t hangup until you have the exact price which includes installation, and all the detailed info on the tires. You might have to ask but,get an idea of the mileage the manufacture expects for the specific tire. NOTE: Some shops will say they don’t know what kind of tires your car needs. That’s exactly why I had you copy down your current tire information. Give them this information instead and they should be able to help.
Step 3: Compare what you found at the first shop with a few other tire shops in the area.
Step 4: Now that you’ve got some solid information, narrow your choices down to 2-3 potential tires. Look up the details of your tire possibilities in a search engine and see what people are saying about each tire. Read reviews, automotive magazines, anything you can find.
Step 5: You’re now prepared to make a decision on tires for your vehicle.
We hope this guide is helpful for you. Did you learn something in your tire quest? Let us know in the comments! Best Wishes!
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April 13 2011 07:55 am | Vacations