While the costs of operating a vehicle can make the idea of buying new tires seem like a luxury, think again. Not only is your safety being potentially compromised by hanging on to older tires, but your vehicle’s performance may be hampered as well. A few tips on buying new tires are all it takes to make you appreciate new ones.
Selecting the right tires can make the difference between a safe ride and unnecessary risk. Worn down treads may not have the grip you need to maintain control on a slippery road. This not only endangers you but also anyone else in the path of your skid if your vehicle begins sliding along with uncorrectable momentum.
Another performance issue linked to buying new tires is in the air pressure being applied. When you’re selecting your new tires, the air pressure will impact your vehicle’s performance: lower air pressure can give the treads more grip but possibly compromise on gas mileage. Air pressure that’s too high lessens grip and often comfort, too. This is a discussion to have with your tire dealer.
And, financially, going to the dealer of your original car when buying new tires can be the most expensive option, so it’s important to shop around a little. Make a few calls. Often, it’s the independently-owned shops that offer the best deal and the most knowledgeable customer service.
If you need new tires, we at Joyce Automotive can help. From repairs to towing to buying new tires, our technicians offer intelligent solutions and good prices.