You've noticed, as we have, that the weather is getting warmer, a sign that spring is just around the corner. With it comes the time of year when it's okay to put your summer tires back on your vehicle. For some, this year means time to find new tires to replace the old ones.
If you are looking for new summer tires for your ride, here are some basic tips that are sure to help.
1 - Beware of price gouging
As with many products, the price of a tire tells us a lot about its quality. If you're on a tight budget, you'll naturally be attracted to bargains, but in the process, you may end up with lower quality tires that offer less grip, including when braking. It becomes a safety issue. The idea is to find the best value. To do this, an expert in a dealership can help you, because he knows your vehicle and will be able to find the best tires for it, all within your budget.
2 - Usage
The choice of a tire should not only be made according to its price and properties. It is also important to make your selection according to the use you will make of it. If you are planning to replace your vehicle in two or three years, you may not need a product that is designed for 80,000 km. If your environment is filled with winding roads, you'll need tires with a sturdy shoulder that offer good cornering ability. Finally, as another example, if you spend the vast majority of your time in urban areas at low speeds, a tire that is criticized for being a bit noisy on the highway won't cause you any trouble.
3 - Read the reviews
Thanks to the magic of the Internet, it's now possible to find out the strengths and weaknesses of just about every product on the market. And that includes tires. So it's easy to find buyers who have used the tires you're interested in and read their reviews before making a purchase. You can avoid making the wrong choice, or save a few hundred dollars by finding well-priced tires that are universally praised.