The right wheels and tires will give your vehicle a great combination of attractive looks, long-lasting durability, and a great ride with good fuel economy. How do you find the right wheels and tires for your vehicle at the right price? With a few pointers, and help from a knowledgeable tire service specialist, it’s a snap.
Looks matter, but fit is more important. Choose the right tire for your vehicle by considering the manufacturer’s recommendation for tires. “Plus-sized” wheels and tires are popular, but oversized rims and tires affect your vehicle’s ride comfort, fuel economy, and braking distance. Know your tire technology; different tread patterns wear more quickly or slowly, and some feature-laden newer tires (run-flat tires, for instance) carry far shorter warranties than more traditional tires. Remember that value is as important as fit.
Maintain your vehicle, paying close attention to its cornering and handling, and decide whether new vs. used wheels and tires are better bargains. Also, learn where to buy good tires. Thanks to the Internet, good deals from free shipping to extended warranties to buy three/get the fourth tire free deals abound. Read reviews carefully and critically; some shady businesses pay for favorable reviews to cover shoddy work. Many local shops offer Internet-price matching (with some restrictions), while some offer free or discounted labor for installing your wheels and tires. Still, nothing compares to expert advice, so take the time to check out some of your local area’s wheel and tire centers for good advice from the professionals.
For good advice on your next wheel and tire purchase, check out Joe’s Tires Online (JTW Motorsports) at 1532 National City Boulevard, National City, CA 91950, or Call (619) 477-8473. You can find specialty tire and wheel information and a large inventory to choose from at their website, Joes Tires Online.