How to Choose the Right Tires

How to Select the Right Tires for Your Car

What to Look for When Shopping for New Tires

As one of the more expensive maintenance items that come with car ownership, few people like buying new tires. Finding new tires for your vehicle can be a confusing and stressful experience, and the entire tire sales process can often take a significant amount of time out of your schedule.

If you’re getting ready to start searching for new tires for your vehicle, having a helpful guide can help you select the right tires for your car, truck, or SUV without breaking the bank. In this article, we’ll look at the different types of tires to help you make the best decision for your vehicle.

If you’re shopping for new tires and don’t know where to start, see us at Brown’s Automotive in Chapel Hill, NC, today to learn more about how our staff of tire sales experts can help you choose the right tires for your vehicle.

What Type of Tires Does Your Car Need?

There’s a difference between choosing tires and choosing the right tires. Here’s everything you need to know about each type of tire to help you select the best tires for your vehicle when it’s time to start the tire sales process.

All-Season Tires

All-season tires are designed to perform the majority of the required tasks. They offer a good balance of safe traction in most weather conditions, low noise, and long life at a reasonable price.

Summer Tires

Summer tires are designed much like all-season tires but are made of softer, stickier rubber and are made to perform in warm weather and provide grip and responsive handling in summer-like weather conditions. While they work fine in light rain, they lose traction in heavy rain and are unsafe in cold weather conditions.

Winter Tires

Winter tires are designed to provide drivers with the best traction possible in harsh winter conditions, typically in temperatures below 45 degrees. They use rubber compounds and deep circumferential grooves designed to grip the road in snowy conditions and help remove snow and slush buildup on the tire.

All-Terrain Tires

All-terrain tires are typically found on trucks and SUVs. They have much deeper lug patterns to maintain grip even in mud-like conditions. While these tires are noisier than the other types of tires on this list, if you’re looking for a quality set of tires to outfit your truck, SUV, or off-road vehicle, these are your best choice.

Touring Tires

Lastly, touring tires are intended to provide drivers with a more comfortable ride, dependable all-season grip, and more responsive handling with their vehicle. Touring tires have a higher speed rating than all-season tires and focus more on performance than a relaxing driving experience.

Start The Tire Sales Experience with Brown’s Automotive

At Brown’s Automotive, our mission is to help make the tire sales experience simple, straightforward, and as stress-free as possible. From deciding which tires are best for your driving habits and road conditions to making sure you choose the best tires at the right price, you can be sure we’re here to help you every step of the way.

Contact us today or stop by and see us in Chapel Hill, NC, to speak with one of our tire sales professionals and let us help you get back on the road in style.

Written by Browns Automotive