Looking to purchase tires can become complicated. It’s hard to know where to get started, and especially if you’re a first time tire buyer you might not know where to begin. I’ll bet this article will assist you acquire your future set of tires. This is the information we would give to our kids if they asked how to buy tires.
Step 1: What kind of tires do you currently have? Examine the dimensions, name, model #’s etc… You can find most of that information on the sidewall of the tire itself. If you don’t understand what it all means, that’s ok. Make sure you copy the information down so you have it when you need it. Also make sure you actually need new tires.
Step 2: Call up our featured tire shop or the tire shop of your choice and say: Hi, I own a 2003 Honda Civic and I’d like to see what you have in stock that would fit my car? (replace your make and model obviously) Make sure you have pen and paper handy, and copy down everything they say. Get the exact pricing information including installation, and all the detailed info on the tires. If they don’t tell you,get an idea of the mileage the manufacture expects for the specific tire. NOTE: There are shops that won’t be able to tell you what tires fit your vehicle. That’s exactly why I had you copy down your current tire information. Give them this information instead and they should be able to help.
Step 3: Call around to a few other tire shops and compare the prices, mileage, and other factors of the tires.
Step 4: With all this information in hand, narrow your choices down to 2-3 potential tires. Look up the details of your tire possibilities in a search engine and see what the experts say about each tire. Read customer comments, trade blogs, anything you can find.
Step 5: You’re all set, you’ve done your homework and are ready to make a tire purchase.
We hope this guide is helpful for you. If you learn something you’d like to share during your tire purchase please leave a comment so others can learn as well. Good Luck!
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