Although picking out new tires can be a daunting endeavor, there are two important pieces of information you can identify that will greatly ease the process. First, you must recognize exactly what it is that you need most from your tires. This means that before you even begin to establish a list of criterion that make up the perfect tire for you, you must be aware of exactly what kind of road issues and driving conditions your tires will be faced with. Be it varying road surfaces, a majority of city driving, high speed driving or other high performance requirements, identifying this need is a definite necessity. Second, you must find a reputable or trustworthy source to purchase your tires from. If you have had a bad experience at a particular shop, you are better off trying a new one than returning to the old one and giving them repeat business. If you suspect that a tire dealer may be placing his bottom line ahead of your best interests then you should feel free to shop around ...[more]
You have two legs to walk. What does your car have? Yes, you are right. Of course, tires make the car run. But why are you not willing to learn more about tires? Don't you know that it would cost you a lot if you do not have enough knowledge about tires when you go tire shopping?
Whatever the vehicle is, it needs good tires for speed. But if you want a cheap one, you would surely get it. Tires are available in different ranges and types. Keep in mind that good quality will cost you once, whereas buying a cheap one will make you waste money on tire repair after every few days.
Generic Auto Tire FAQ
compiled by Bill Del Vecchio
Generic Auto Tire FAQ
This FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) was assembled to address some of the most common inquiries received in the Compuserve CARS forum regarding the basics of tire selection, sizing and shopping. It attempts to give an overview covering typical consumer concerns when shopping for DOT-approved passenger car tires in the U.S. and/or Canada. Variations not covered include older, historical standards, non-US designations, truck tires and other specialty applications.
Table Of Contents
1. What do all those sidewall markings mean?
A. Size (i.e. 205/60-15)
B. Speed Rating (i.e. H, V, Z)
C. Load Index (i.e. 89, 92, 94)