Part three of a series on replacing your tires explores what tires you should get for your vehicle, as well as common mistakes that consumers make.
Should I Buy a Set of Tires or Just One?
Tires don’t wear out at the same rate. In addition, when it’s time to replace your tires, you want to make sure that you be careful of mixing and matching tire types. For example, you don’t want to mix in non-radial tires with radials. You also want to match your tread as closely as possible. Otherwise, you will likely have a bumpy ride when you drive. One of the best ways to match your tread across your car is to buy a set of tires each time it is time to replace just one.
A lot of people will sputter and squawk at this idea. Buying a set of tires is too expensive! I just need one! As an auto repair shop, we’ve heard these sort of objections a lot. However, for one thing, the bumpy ride we mentioned above can have a bad effect on your car. If your wheel alignment gets knocked out of whack by a rough ride, your tires will wear out even quicker. And it’s kind of a pay now or pay later kind of mentality. Would you rather buy new tires when it’s convenient for you, or when you’re struggling and even buying one tire can be a lot of money? Make your own mind up, but at the very least, match your tread carefully.
Buying a New Tire: Don’t Go Cheap
We understand that saving money is big for a lot of people. However, there is an old saying of “you get what you pay for.” Buying a tire simply because it’s cheap is an idea that has its own dangers and problems. For one thing, if you buy a new tire, and the tire is inferior, the money you saved can be gobbled up by having to call a tow truck when that tire blows. So when buying a new tire, never go cheap. Always buy a good tire for your car.
So remember that it is all in what you know. When you need to get a tire for your car, call your auto repair shop in Mesa for help.
This concludes part three of our series on tire replacement. Be sure to read part one and part two as well.