3 Tips To Make The Tire-Buying Process Less Stressful

Tires are an important part of your vehicle's operation, but they are also essential for keeping you safe on the road. Unfortunately, tires will wear down over time. The exact lifespan will depend on a few factors including the way your drive and how much you drive per year. On average, most tires will last about 3 to 4 years if you drive between 12,000 and 14,000 miles annually. Replacing your tires can be an overwhelming task especially if you are not familiar with the different options available. Here are a few tips to make the process of buying tires a bit easier.

Size Matters

There are many types of tires, but there are numerous sizes in each type, so knowing your tire's specific size is imperative.

In most cases, the tire size will be located on the sidewalls. Your new tires should fit the size listed on your current tire's sidewalls.

If you are unable to locate the size, visit a local tire shop for help. Professionals will be able to match the size with ease.

Type of Tire

The size of your tire is important, but the type of tire also matters. Most people are overwhelmed by the different types available. Instead of basing which type you choose on how they look, you should focus on how each type of tire handles the road and the type of driving you do.

All-season tires are a great option because they can handle all types of driving and all types of road conditions. They grip the roads well no matter what type of weather you are experiencing. They are also durable and have long mileage lifespans, so they are great investments.

If you prefer a sportier feel that handles curves and different road conditions well, consider a performance all-season tire. It is important to note that high-performance all-season tires handle high-performance driving, but they do not last longer than standard all-season tires.

All-terrain tires are suitable for trucks and sport-utility vehicles that require an off-road traction. These tires have a more rugged tread, ensuring the tires can grip and maneuver across all types of road and off-road conditions.


Every manufacturer offers different mileage warranties based on the type of tire you choose. Make sure to take the treadwear warranty into consideration when making your selection. A better warranty will most likely cost more when buying tires, but it can be a good investment.

Road hazard warranties are different than the treadwear warranty offered by the manufacturer. Road hazard warranties are usually offered by the tire installer, covering the cost to change out of a flat tire or other damage related to your tires.

Buying new tires does not have to be stressful. Using these tips, you can select the right tire for your budget, vehicle, and driving method. Contact a tire store for more help.