Facts About Car Tires

Some consumers look for the cheapest car tires they can find, often buying used tires or discount tires online. But smart drivers stay safe by choosing quality tires and rotating them regularly.

Facts About Car Tires
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Overview
Today's cars are equipped with a plethora of safety features, but one of the most important safety features is your tires. Knowing a few important facts about your tires can make a big difference in how you view these often neglected parts of your car.
Environment
For optimum performance, consider what type of environment you will spend most of your time in. For instance, driving primarily on highways calls for a smooth tire, while driving in stop-and-go traffic requires a different sort.
Size
Car manufacturers built your car with a specific tire size in mind. Failure to use the correct size of tires can prove detrimental to your car's performance.
Pressure
Improperly inflated tires cause blowouts and grip poorly. Use a pressure gauge to check your car tires.
Maintenance
Too evenly distribute wear, rotate your tires every other oil change (assuming you change your oil on time). Failure to do so will result in your front tires wearing before your back ones.
Replace
Use the penny test to decide when it's time to replace your tires. Place a penny, head down, in between your tire's tread. If you can see Lincoln's full head, it's time to visit your local tire shop.
Considerations
While you could buy cheap tires, they don't perform well and tend to wear out quickly. Consider spending a little extra money to upgrade for better performance, safety and longevity.
Resources
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Walmart's Tire Guide
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Tire Facts