Besides the oil, tires are probably the most frequently replaced item on your vehicle. Depending on how you drive they can last several years with several thousand miles on them. However for the more aggressive drivers, their tires need to be replaced every couple years. Regardless we have all heard through the grapevine how expensive new tires can be and it’s definitely something we dread having to do.
As scary as it might seem for your wallet there are actually a lot of reasonable options out there. A lot of the price depends on the type of tire as well as the brand.
There is something to be said for having name brand tires like Bridgestone or Continental. They are known for their quality and top of the line tires. And they often have a price tag to match; however, don’t assume that you will always have to pay top dollar. There are many rebates, coupons and Internet deals that can help being the price down to a more reasonable level. If name brand tires are totally out of reach don’t get discouraged. Many of the lesser-known brands offer just as fine a quality. Do some research and you are sure to find a tire that will satisfy both your vehicles needs and your wallet’s.
The second biggest factor of the price of tires is size. Car tires aren’t going to cost as much as truck tires or truck tires as much as dually wheels . This is a case where size and price do go hand in hand.
Choosing tires comes down to more than just brand and size. Tires also need to be fitted to your lifestyle. There are street tires, off-road tires, all-weather, and snow tires just to name a few. Basic street tires, like those that probably came on your vehicle, will probably be the least expensive. The fancier you get the more they cost. For example a set of name brand tires with the latest tread technology will probably run you several hundred dollars a tire versus standard all-weather tires at $100-200 depending on the brand.
For most of us tires are something that we have to save up for; especially since they are typically purchased in pairs or sets of 4. But they are something that we need to keep our vehicles running smoothly and safely. Fortunately there are some great tire deals online that can help make the experience less expensive and more enjoyable.