What to Look For When Buying New Tires

A new set of tires is not only aesthetically pleasing, but they also improve the overall appearance, function, and safety of a vehicle. If you’ve never shopped for tires before, there are a few things you’re going to need to know. The following information is basic guidelines to help you select the right size and brand of tires for your vehicle.


All-weather tires are ideal for most types of cars because they are created to be efficient in both very hot and very cold weather. If you live in a state that experiences extremely hot and cold temperatures and a wide range of weather conditions (Midwest, parts of the southeast, and east coast), this is the best choice for you. Tires are easily searched based on what wheater or efficiency they are created for.

Some brands of tires make miles that are actually designed to save you gas. These might be a little high price-wise but they will give you a return on your investment over time by saving you stops at the pump.

Lifespan of Each Brand

You don’t want to find out that after 15,000 miles your tires are starting to deteriorate. Motor Trends states that most all-season tires have a tread-life longevity of 40,000 to 100,000 miles, high-performance all-season tires last between 40,000 to 70,000 miles. Your top-performance tires are sold without a guarantee and have the shortest lifespan at only 25,000. The good news is your average car-buyer won’t need top-performance.

Price Range

What is your price range? This is what usually ends up being the decider. You’ll want to choose the best set of tires in your price range, don’t go for lower quality just to save $50. The top line will cost you less in repairs and replacements later on.


If you would like to know more about tires, contact the experts at Performance Auto at (334) 245-6600 today.


  1. It really is surprising for some people to learn that tires can have different features in the first place, so it is great that the article brings that up. After all, there are a lot of factors that need to be taken into consideration in order to determine what kind of tires you need. One of these factors could be weather since, as the article points out, if you live in a snowy or rainy area then you are definitely going to need some all weather tires.

  2. There are a surprising number of things that you should look into when choosing new tires. I think it is particularly helpful that the article recommends looking into different features. For example, if you live in a very rainy area, then you might want tires that have more grip on the road.

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