Frankly, there are millions of things a car owner can do than purchase tires for his car. However, if you just run out and buy any old tires without doing your homework and weighing the options, you are likely to spend more money than you need to.
It is certainly possible for you to save money on the purchase of tires for your car, truck, van, crossover, or SUV. The price of tires is extremely volatile, but there is no reason that you need to pay more than you absolutely have to.
Below we have listed a few important things to consider before you go out shopping for tires for your car.
All or Nothing: When you shop for new tires, remember to buy all four tires at once. Buying an entire set often results in the tire store giving a special consideration such as a “buy three get one free” promotion or some similar discount offer. Also, you will know that all your tires are in the same shape if you replace them all at the same time.
Shop Online, Use Coupons – I prefer to shop on the Internet for almost everything, to include car tires. Now, I do not actually purchase the car tires on the web, but I do my comparison shopping over the Internet to find the most reasonable local pricing. You will find that identical tires will have extremely different prices from store to store.
Get High Mileage Tires – Try to get tires that have the longest mile warranties available to you, so you can get the most out of them. Find the 80,000 mile tires if you want, or even 60k or 70k if you can’t find those. The price difference isn’t nearly as high as you might think, compared to what you’ll save on replacing them.
Do Additional Car Maintenance – go ahead and have your car looked over completely as you get your tires replaced, so that you can as much done as possible. Don’t pay extra for labor on separate trips, when you can get it all done in one single visit to the shop.
Lastly, be certain that the car tires you purchase are the correct tires for your vehicle. You can find this information in the owner’s manual as well as attached to the inside of the driver’s side door.