What to consider when looking for tires

There are lots of options of tires on the market, and new innovations make tires better than ever before. When looking for new tires, you should consider the year-round climate where you live. The second thing to consider would be what kind of driving you are planning on doing. Are you planning to do mostly highway miles while commuting to work, road trips with the family, driving fast in your new sports car, off road with your SUV or small trips with your hybrid or electrical car? As you can see, different driving situations need to be considered when choosing a tire.

Obviously if you have a high-performance car you would be looking for high-performance tires with the appropriate speed rating, a rating that indicates the maximum safest speed the tire can be driven. It should be noted that the speed rating is usually much higher than the legal speed limit; however, that doesn’t mean a higher speed rating is not advantageous, as tires with higher speed ratings usually handle and corner better with superior traction. If you have a hybrid or electric car you would want a tire with low rolling resistance to allow the car to go further between each charge, allowing for a smaller ecological footprint.

You also need to consider whether you are in the market for one set of tires to be used year-round or if changing tires during the year can be considered.  The main reason people consider changing tires is if they live in an area with severe winters where winter tires are the best option. Winter tires are the best choice if you live in an area with severe winter weather. Whether you choose non-studded tires or studded tires, winter products remain the best option for superior grip and traction on snow and ice and especially lateral traction.

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