When to Buy New Tires

April 24th, 2013 by

 

A good set of tires is one of the most important lines of defense when it comes to the safety of your vehicle and passengers, but their value is often under appreciated. Lean about the potential hazards, how to prolong the life of your tires and when to buy new tires.

When it comes time to replace, going with what works is a good rule of thumb. The original equipment tire that your vehicle came equipped with was selected by Toyota to accommodate the needs of the specific vehicle. If you were perfectly happy with the drive your new vehicle’s tires provided, staying with them not only makes sense, it makes the buying process simple and straight forward. Many tires can be trim level specific, so make sure you consult our specialists on the right original equipment tire for your Toyota. In the event the tire you’re looking for is no longer available, we’ll recommend the next best match to provide your Toyota with the closest fit possible.

Toyota TiresDiffering tire constructions provide different results. Purchasing the wrong tires may not only cause your vehicle to handle differently, but it also can effect performance, transmission shifting, fuel mileage and speedometer readings. If you’re looking for more performance, grip, precision, softer ride, noise reduction, improved fuel economy, load capability, or just something different, we can help you find the correct tire for both your vehicle and your needs.

It’s always a good idea to keep an eye out for the condition of your tires. They may be telling you it’s time for a change. Balding tires, cracked or weathered sidewalls, bulges or blisters and unusual vibrations are all signs of a potentially serious problem. Ignoring these warnings can cause a blow out or even an accident.  If you notice any of these signs, it would be safest to bring your vehicle in to have the problem assessed.

Failing to keep up maintenance or replacement of the vehicle’s equipment, like bad shocks or suspension, can cause tires to wear out faster than expected. You can prevent problems like uneven wear, increased road noise, lowered fuel economy and poor traction by regularly rotating, aligning, balancing and maintaining the appropriate air pressure within the tire. Taking preventative measures with regular maintenance not only increases the lifespan of your tires, it keeps you safe AND saves you money in the long run.

When to Buy New Tires

This will be different for everyone as longevity is based on driving habits as well as environmental and road conditions. General estimates for all-season tires run between 40,000-100,000 miles depending, high-performance and top-performance tires have shorter lifespans with top-performance tires lasting around 25,000 miles. For more precise estimates, call our tire experts!

 

 

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