How to Find the Best Rated Tires for your Car

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Lot’s of drivers make the mistake of buying tires for their car based on price, not even considering which are the best rated.  If you need to get the best rated tires for your car you need to consider how you drive, and how much you can afford.  Here are some tips to help you find the best rated tires without breaking the bank.

When looking for the best rated tires make sure you know how many you’ll be replacing.  It’s not always necessary to replace all 4, especially if you only need 1 or 2 and the others have plenty of remaining tread life.  Always put the new tires on the drive axle and make sure they have the same speed rating as the ones you’ll be keeping.

Even though it’s quite popular now to get low profile tires, because they look good, it may not be the best choice for your car, no matter how well the tires are rated.  Today’s vehicles have many electronic features that are ‘tuned’ to the proper tires size.  Consider this when looking for the best rated tires.  Also make sure the tires you choose can handle the weight of your vehicle, this is important if you have an SUV.

Don’t be afraid to get more than one set of tires for your car, having a dedicated set of winter and high performance tires will give you the best performance for most all driving conditions.  If you need to get just one set, the best rated all season tire is the best choice to make.

The best rated tires are easy to find when you know what to look for

The best rated tires are easy to find when you know what to look for

Now that you know the number, the size and type of tire you need the last step is to decide on the speed rating. Ratings are S, T, U, H, V, W, Y and Z which represents the maximum speed you can go and still have a comfortable, smooth and safe ride. Cheap tires don’t have to be garbage, shop around and check the ratings and you’ll most certainly find a set of the best rated tires to put on your car.

And finally, to find the best tires for your auto make sure you read tire reviews on sites like Consumer Search and Consumer Reports.  They have tire reviews written by both experts and users just like yourself and can really help you find the best rated tires for your car.

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