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Factors to Consider When Shopping for New Tires

Last updated 6 years ago

Tires are arguably the most important part of a car.  As tires age, the rubber cracks and tread begins to wear, decreasing the traction maintained between your automobile and the road. Let’s take a closer look at some of the factors you should consider when on the market for a new set of tires.

Vehicle Use

Different vehicles have different requirements when it comes to tires. A high-performance sports car needs tires that are designed for traction at high speeds on concrete or asphalt. On the other hand, an off-roading truck or SUV needs a completely different type of tire to maximize performance. When searching for new tires, determining your vehicle needs is the first step to a safe ride.

Climate Conditions

Another aspect you will want to take into consideration when looking for tires is your climate and the conditions you face during the four seasons. If you are like many in the Northeast, then selecting a tire with strong snow performance is a must during the cold months of the year when roads are coated with frozen precipitation. Conversely, if you live in the south, then you may want to consider a tire with excellent rain performance, since you will undoubtedly face more rain than snow over the course of a year.

Tire Dimensions

In addition to the type of tire, you will also want to consider the size of a tire. All vehicles have restrictions on the maximum amount of rubber that can fit beneath a wheel well. Remember, a bigger tire isn’t necessarily better than a smaller tire. Consulting a sales associate can help you determine the size of tire you require.

Dekalb Tire, has a vast array of different tire sets from which you can choose. Call us at (404) 252-9895, or visit us online for more information regarding our inventory and pricing.


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