About Getting New Tires

Some people will wait to change their car's tires until they are obviously worn or when the tire shop tells them the time is approaching for them to do so. However, you shouldn't wait until you can visibly see that you need new tires, and you don't want to put it off until someone tells you the time is near. Plus, there are other times when getting a new set of tires may be advisable. Here are some of the times when you may want to take your car in to have a new set of tires put on it.

Your tires are nearing 50,000 miles

You can generally expect to get about 50,000 miles out of a good set of new tires. There are things that can cause them to wear faster, though, such as driving your car while out of alignment, doing a lot of driving on choppy and rocky roads, leaving your car sitting out in extreme heat all summer (think Arizona summers of 110+ degrees), etc. Also, if you don't purchase high-quality tires, they can need replacing in nearly half of that mileage. Make sure you find out the recommended replacement mileage when you purchase your next set.

You are selling your car

If you are putting your car up for sale and the tires aren't new, then you might want to think about taking it in and having a new set put on. People notice when a car has a new set of tires and when it doesn't. This is where the saying, "kicking the tires" came from. A lot of people try to use the fact that a car doesn't have new tires as a way to try to bring the seller down in price.

You are moving to a different climate

The tires you have on your car right now may be perfectly fine for all of the city driving you do in fair weather. However, if you are going to be moving to a place where you are going to have to deal with a lot of wet roadways, as well as other conditions like ice and snow, then you should consider taking your car in to the tire shop and having a new set of tires put on that are more geared for that type of driving. All-weather tires will do better when it comes to the handling of your car.

For more information, contact tire shops in your area.