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Buying tires


Want to know about buying tires?


If a person has never done it before, buying tires can be a perplexing and sometimes frustrating challenge....



tire buyingYou can prepare for the task by reading a few of the articles which we've selected about buying tires. In the list which follows, I've identified some of the articles we have and provide you with a brief description so that you can decide if they apply to you and your needs.

If you're wanting to shop on line, by far, the leading seller is Tire Rack. One of the best places to start with them is looking at the manufacturer's promotions available which they offer on this Special Offers page. You may be able to save on quality tires that will suit your needs.  

If you want a few more  thoughts about dealing with them, we even have an extensive 3-part article about  Tire Rack.

If this whole process is new to you, you might find it helpful to read one or two more general articles before getting into the specific kind of tire which you're wanting to buy. Especially useful to get started are some ideas on using a dealer which was written for off-roaders, but the advice applies to just about everyone.

If you'd like to get up to speed on the language a dealer might use read tire terminology

And, newcomer, or pro, I'm almost certain you'll find my Secret Tool handy when it comes to making a choice between two final candidates. 

Another tool which many buyers may find useful is our handy Tire Size Calculator, which make comparing different sized tires a snap (or really a click).

One of the most frequently asked about areas are related to Tire Sizes and I've complied a list of the most common things people want to know about. Also, I'd like to suggest that, in addition to the articles listed here which a most directly related to buying tires, you might also want to look at some of the topics in Care and Use, and Tire Types for more detailed information.

This is not a complete listing, and there may be other newer or more specific articles which could be useful to you. If you don't see everything you need in the list below, try searching our site, entering in one or two key words that relate to whattire assistant you want to know.

Also, just because we have more than one article that sounds like it is the same, you might find it useful to look at them all. They're not long, and often you may find some additional ideas in one that are not in another.

Want to compare different tires? Read Tire Rack's tire test results first.

Useful Articles on buying tires

  • Automobile-tires is a rather nostalgic look at the way buying tires has changed over the years, and contains some useful points for buying under today's conditions.
  • Discount Tire Cupons are everywhere, but do you know how to get the best out of them?  This article will show you.
  • This article on 4x4 tires introduces a relatively new concept in tires called the Soft Roader.  If you have a 4x4 vehicle, you might find something here for you.
  • If you're on the prowl for cheap tires and tire bargains this is a must-read.  It may give you some ideas on where to buy tires that will save you dollars without putting your life at stake.
  • This article on cheap truck tires  will be of greatest interest to the professional user of tires and clears up some misconceptions about retreads.
  • How effective are Studded Tires? is an article that deals with winter tires that have metal studs inserted in the tread in an attempt to provide increased traction. 
  • Useful reading if you're shopping for winter tires, as is State Regulations for use of Studded Winter Tires which is a summary of what areas allow these tires to be used and under what conditions.
  • Interpreting tire ratings and tire reviews can sometime be a daunting experience for a tire buyer.  This article on tire ratings will give you some tips to face this dilemma. 
  • Some additional thoughts on tire reviews you find them here.
  • The Guide to reading tire sidewall markings will explain what information you can find by looking at a tire's sidewall.
  • 4 levels of tire protection may be available for you as a tire buyer.  Do you know what they are?  Knowing these may help you get better value from your purchase.
  • Shopping on line opens a gold mine of opportunity for buying Discount Wheels.  This article gives you some tips on how to avoid the pitfalls.
  • Who makes your favorite brand of tire? Perhaps this isn't critical information, especially if you're happy with what you're using, but sometimes you might be surprised by what you find.
  • If you're thinking about buying rims you might wish to read up on Discount Rims.
  • Our second article on Discount Rims (2) will give you some additional ideas for getting a good deal.
  • Are you shopping for Golf Cart Tires?  This brief article points out some facts that might be important to know.
  • If you're contemplating the purchase of off-road-tires this article has a wealth of information that will cover this popular and growing out door activity.
  • At any time, it's always good to know about our 6 point safety check to keep you and your family safe.
  • You know, tires can be funny too.  If you're feeling a bit uptight about your up-coming purchase, some of the videos we've collected in tire-humor might take the edge off.
  • And, after you've made your purchase, we've got a place where you can Tell the world about the great service or deal you found or vent your rage if you received horrible service or treatment!  Share your experience with others to encourage the good and stomp out the bad.
  • Want another expert opinion? We've discovered a unique service from Justanswer.com where you can pose your car questions to a team of expert mechanics, many who are on line and could answer your question within minutes. Ask Your Car Question Now.

Ready to tell your fantastic service or deal tale?

Great service makes your life as a customer so much better. But when you get an unprecedented good deal or great service, you really feel proud to have done business there, don't you?

Now here's a chance to put the person or the company that made you feel so great in the limelight!

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