How to Choose the Best Tires for your Vehicle

February 2nd, 2021 by


Choosing The Best Tires For Your Car 

Your tires are an extremely important part of your vehicle. How important? The tires are the only part of your vehicle that comes into contact with the road And what keeps you on the road. Because of this, it makes dollars and sense to keep a Good Set of Tires on your vehicle. However, choosing the best set of tires is often sounds easier that what’s actually involved. To help you select the best set of tires for your needs, hers’s a simple guide. Let’s take a closer look at the guide to choosing the best tires for your vehicle. And if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Ole Ben Franklin Motors Alcoa at 865-980-8216 or WWW.OLEBENALCOA.COM. 


Start By Looking at the Existing Tires

If you’re looking for new tires, one of the best places to start is with your current tires. Take a look at your tires on your vehicle and consider purchasing the same set if they have been good for you. If you like the way your vehicle handles and rides, purchase the original equipment that came from the manufacturer. Because you know the tires were specifically designed for your vehicle, you can rest easier knowing they are a good fit. You can find out the tires on your vehicle by performing a quick search on a retailer’s website, checking your owner’s manual, or by simply reaching out to Ole Ben Franklin Motors Alcoa for any answers to any of your questions. However, if you’re looking to change the look or something else on your vehicle, you will need to do more research.

Understanding Tire Size

To find the correct tire size for your vehicle, you can look at the placard on the driver’s side door or your owners manual. At first glance, the numbers may not make sense and will appear as something like P215/65 R15. These numbers represent the width of the tire, height compared to the width, and the diameter. In most instances, the new tires you choose should match this size. If your having a hard time locating the right tire size for your vehicle? Most tire retailers will offer a helpful tool that can easily match your vehicle to the right tires.

All-Season Tires vs Winter Tires vs Summer Tires vs Everything Else

Once you’ve got the right size tire, the next step will be to select the type of tire you want. And you have options:

All Season Tires

As the most popular option, all-season tires are the go-wherever, do-whatever type of tire. These tires are designed to stay on your vehicle all-year-round. All-season tires offer modest traction and grip on ice. They offer a solid compromise of wet and dry grip. All-season tires are known for long mileage, all-whether grip, and are usually found on mainstream SUVs and cars. These tires come in T and S-speed ratings.


Winter Tires

As the name suggests, winter tires are not engineered for all-year utilization, which means you will need to have an additional set of tires for summer. Winter tires are easily identified by either a snowflake or mountain symbol on the sidewall of the tire. These tires are manufactured from a pliable rubber compound that delivers ideal performance in cold temperatures. Winter tires will also have more slits (called sipes) and deeper treads to help them bite into snow and break ice.

All-Season Performance Tires

Commonly found on newer cars, all-season performance tires come in V- and H-speed rating. These stylish tires boast an enthusiast’s appeal and are usually an upgraded option. All-season performance tires tend to have superior cornering grip than T- and S-speed rated tires. However, performance tires may not last as long as other types of tires.

When Is the Best Time to Purchase Tires?

The best time to purchase tires is well before yours become hazards. One simple trick is to check your current tires is to insert a quarter into the tread. If you notice that the top of George Washington’s head — when it’s pointing down— is even with your tire tread, it’s time to find new tires. And if you insert a penny between the treads and it’s even with the top of Honest Abe’s head, your tire treads have become badly worn and you should purchase new tires immediately.

Call or visit Ole Ben Franklin Motors Alcoa

The trick to purchasing tires is to get started early. Take your time to research different brands, types of tires, as well as promotions. By doing so, you can make an informed decision on the best set of tires that are best for your needs and budget. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone! The staff at Ole Ben Franklin Motors Alcoa will gladly assist you in your search for new tires. We’ll get to know you, your needs, and your budget to guide you to the best solution.

Contact Ole Ben Franklin Motors Alcoa at 865-980-8216 or visit us at 911 Louisville Road Alcoa TN 37701 or look us up online at today to learn more about choosing the best set of tires for your car.