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How to Find the Right Tires For Your Car, Truck, or SUV

When it is time for your next set of tires, how do you know that you are getting the right tires for your driving preferences and your vehicle? Tires are an investment, and it is important that you get exactly what you are looking for. Here is insight from your local tire experts on getting the right set for you.

Tire Finders and Expert Insight

When it comes to finding the right tires for your vehicle, you are restricted to the tire sizes that will fit; however, you are not limited to the exact tires that come with your vehicle. To find the range of tires that work with your car, you can begin by using a tire finder tool to explore your options. If you are interested in a closer look at the tires available to you, consider making an appointment at your local tire shop. With expert insight on hand to answer any of your questions and offer professional insight, you can get a clear idea of which tires are right for you. 

Price: Balancing Budget and Quality

It is no secret that tires can be costly, but this necessary investment will also help you save money by improving your fuel efficiency, helping you pass your inspections, and keeping you safe on the road. It is still essential to make the most of the money you spend on new tires so that you can find something within your budget. Consider all of the tires that fit your vehicle and compare their prices, ratings, and features. 

Ideally, the tires with the highest ratings will also be the ones that cost the least—but you often get what you pay for when it comes to tires. You may need to pay a little more upfront to save money long-term. For example, investing in tires that are slightly more expensive but will last much longer can help you optimize these costs. You can also consider staying within your budget by shopping from a tire distributor that offers a Price Beat Guarantee, coupons, and available tire warranties. 

Tire Brands and Where to Buy

When considering your options for new tires, you might think that you need to get a certain brand. If you buy from your dealership, they may even insist that you stick to their preferred tire brand. However, a tire shop can offer you the best of both worlds. You can get a high-quality tire brand—whichever you may prefer—at an affordable price. This also relieves you of the dealership wait times and service hassles. 

Features: Finding Tires with Everything You Need (and Nothing You Don’t)

When choosing your next set of tires, consider the features available to you and how you intend to use your vehicle. For a luxury joy ride, you might prefer a set of performance tires. If you go off-roading, you might need a set of all-terrain tires. As mentioned in our pricing considerations, you will also want to avoid paying for features you will not use. For example, North Carolina drivers who have no choice but to hit the road during icy seasons or spend the colder months traveling could benefit from winter tires. On the other hand, if you know you will stay indoors at even the slightest chance of inclement winter weather, you do not need to invest in this feature. 

Chapel Hill Tire, Your Local Tire Shop

If you are due for a new set of tires, you have come to the right place. The experts at Chapel Hill Tire are known for getting customers new tires at affordable prices. Our eight Triangle-area locations—including those in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro—are here for you. Make an appointment with your nearest Chapel Hill Tire location to get your new set of tires today!

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