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Sunday, August 9, 2020 2020 How-To-Choose Guide The Saline Courier, Page 15 How to Choose... the right tire store T COD TOYO he tires on your vehicle can affect your safety and your driving enjoyment. Choose tires that match both your ve- hicle and the way you drive. engineered to handle up to a 15 percent oversize tire. quality tires and may result in a rougher ride and inferior handling. Your goal in tire shopping should What weather and driving conditions will the tires face? be to find the highest quality tire that meets your specific needs and your budget. Select a tire that suits the driving conditions you A tire has several important functions: How many tires should I face most often. buy? Steers the vehicle All four tires should be identical. If your tires don't match, you could have handling problems. For instance, one end of your vehicle may not respond as quickly or com- pletely as the other end, making the vehicle more difficult to control. If you just need to replace one tire that has been damaged, replace it with a tire of the same brand type, size and speed rating. A tire that doesn't match the other three tires on your vehicle could affect your driving safety. If you need to replace two tires and the remaining two have a lot of tread depth left, replace them with tires that match your existing set as closely as possible. Identical new tires are best, but others of the same size and type can also provide good results. A tire's ability to maintain its course affects the vehicle's ability to drive in a straight path. The tire has to help the vehicle steer regardless of road and weather conditions. Support the vehicle A car tire has to carry more than 50 times its own weight. Absorbs bumps The flexibility of a tire helps Snow or ice: snow tires. it absorb obstacles on uneven road surfaces and Should I buy a different type of tire? If you are replacing all four tires, you can explore another category of tires. If you want longer lasting tires, better traction or a smoother ride, there are Heavy traffic: more responsive tires. Winding roads or in the mountains: a tire that provides a stable ride for the driver and passengers handles well. while protecting the vehicle. Extensive highway driving: tires with a smooth, quiet ride. If you face very diverse driving conditions (heavy snow in the winter and lots of highway driving in the summer), consider selecting two sets of tires. You'll get better driving performance and longer Transmits forces tires that will help you accomplish this. Tires transmit the engine's power to accelerate What size of tire do I need? and the braking force to stop. Tires must be able to carry the weight of your vehicle. If a tire is overworked carrying the load, it total wear from your tires. will have little reserve capacity to help your vehicle respond quickly and safely. Do not buy undersized tires. Check your owner's manual, vehicle door jamb or glove box, to find the size of tire recom- mended for your vehicle. The other size consid- How well the tire performs these functions de- pends in part on how well the tire is maintained. What kind of "look" do I want? Tire Town was voted Best Tire Dealer 18 years Think about whether you're happy with standard in a row tires or you want the added flair of custom wheels or plus sizing. Consult one of our experienced sales staff at Tire Town for all your tire needs. eration is overall tire diameter. For cars and vans, How can I find the best value? Tire town has been serving Saline County since stay within a +/-3 percent diameter change. Pick- ups and sport utility vehicles (SUVS) are usually Simple fact: in the long run, cheap tires won't save you money. They don't last as long as higher 1964. Sunday, August 9, 2020 2020 How-To-Choose Guide The Saline Courier, Page 15 How to Choose... the right tire store T COD TOYO he tires on your vehicle can affect your safety and your driving enjoyment. Choose tires that match both your ve- hicle and the way you drive. engineered to handle up to a 15 percent oversize tire. quality tires and may result in a rougher ride and inferior handling. Your goal in tire shopping should What weather and driving conditions will the tires face? be to find the highest quality tire that meets your specific needs and your budget. Select a tire that suits the driving conditions you A tire has several important functions: How many tires should I face most often. buy? Steers the vehicle All four tires should be identical. If your tires don't match, you could have handling problems. For instance, one end of your vehicle may not respond as quickly or com- pletely as the other end, making the vehicle more difficult to control. If you just need to replace one tire that has been damaged, replace it with a tire of the same brand type, size and speed rating. A tire that doesn't match the other three tires on your vehicle could affect your driving safety. If you need to replace two tires and the remaining two have a lot of tread depth left, replace them with tires that match your existing set as closely as possible. Identical new tires are best, but others of the same size and type can also provide good results. A tire's ability to maintain its course affects the vehicle's ability to drive in a straight path. The tire has to help the vehicle steer regardless of road and weather conditions. Support the vehicle A car tire has to carry more than 50 times its own weight. Absorbs bumps The flexibility of a tire helps Snow or ice: snow tires. it absorb obstacles on uneven road surfaces and Should I buy a different type of tire? If you are replacing all four tires, you can explore another category of tires. If you want longer lasting tires, better traction or a smoother ride, there are Heavy traffic: more responsive tires. Winding roads or in the mountains: a tire that provides a stable ride for the driver and passengers handles well. while protecting the vehicle. Extensive highway driving: tires with a smooth, quiet ride. If you face very diverse driving conditions (heavy snow in the winter and lots of highway driving in the summer), consider selecting two sets of tires. You'll get better driving performance and longer Transmits forces tires that will help you accomplish this. Tires transmit the engine's power to accelerate What size of tire do I need? and the braking force to stop. Tires must be able to carry the weight of your vehicle. If a tire is overworked carrying the load, it total wear from your tires. will have little reserve capacity to help your vehicle respond quickly and safely. Do not buy undersized tires. Check your owner's manual, vehicle door jamb or glove box, to find the size of tire recom- mended for your vehicle. The other size consid- How well the tire performs these functions de- pends in part on how well the tire is maintained. What kind of "look" do I want? Tire Town was voted Best Tire Dealer 18 years Think about whether you're happy with standard in a row tires or you want the added flair of custom wheels or plus sizing. Consult one of our experienced sales staff at Tire Town for all your tire needs. eration is overall tire diameter. For cars and vans, How can I find the best value? Tire town has been serving Saline County since stay within a +/-3 percent diameter change. Pick- ups and sport utility vehicles (SUVS) are usually Simple fact: in the long run, cheap tires won't save you money. They don't last as long as higher 1964.

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