Why Better Tires are Worth the Money

Quality Tires in Montgomery, ALShould You Invest in Quality Tires?

Usually the old saying, “You get what you pay for!” is true. Most items will be more expensive when they are higher quality. On some items, you can be certain that the product selling today will be similar in quality to the one you purchased in the past. When you are buying decorative pieces for your home or food for your supper, you will find items from rival companies or lesser known restaurants whose prices are lower. Tires however, because of the safety features, can be judged by the brand’s road-worthy qualities and by the price.

Increase the Life of Your Tires

You may be more willing to pay a higher price for the tires if they are a brand and style which with you have had previous good experience. However, what if they are unfamiliar types of tires? How will you know if those tires will work for you?

Luckily, the tires that will fit your needs is easy to identify. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has implemented a rating system to help you make your choice in tires. The coding system is stamped on the sidewall of the tires. It will tell you the speed rating, the tread wear rating, and traction rating. The number next to the speed rating letter designates load capacity (85 = 1,135 pounds, 89 = 1,279 pounds.) The higher the number the larger load the tires can safely pull.

The letter at the back of the series of numbers shows the maximum speed the tire has been certified for (L-75mph, Q-99mph, and V-149 mph). It is alphabetic and the number goes up with the letter sequence.

The most important element to most drivers when buying tires will be the speed letter which will inform them of the expected durability of the tires tread. The faster the speed, the softer the tires rubber (tires with good gripping for speed are also made of a softer rubber), and the shorter the tires’ expected life.

While cheaper tires may be a good temporary solution, you may end up paying the price later. Tires are not a smart thing to try to save money on. A set of quality tires is an investment in your car and your own safety that you won’t regret.

Need help choosing tires? Call us today at (334) 245-6600 for more information!

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Comments

  1. Thank you for explaining the coding system of the DOT. I have always wondered what the numbers actually meant. This will help me in purchasing the correct tires for my truck. Hopefully, I will be able to find the ones I like.

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