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Tires: How To Pick The Right Ones

With all the variety and options, choosing the right tires can be difficult. On top of that, the numbers and specs they have just make it that much more confusing. But, don't worry, we are here to help! Below, you will find a couple of tire types and what they are good for, but keep in mind that whichever one you choose, they have to be aligned and changed regularly

All-Season Tires

As the name implies, all-season tires are for all four seasons. They have a universal pattern, and they are made out of a material capable of withstanding heat and cold. Despite them being very convenient, there are drawbacks. In certain extreme conditions, they start to lose their grip or start performing badly. But if you live in an area with normal weather all year, this is a good pick.

Seasonal Tires

By seasonal tires, we mean tires that match the season they will be driven in. For example, winter tires for winter and summer tires for summer. While the extra hassle of changing them can be somewhat bothersome, you gain quite a lot of benefits. Performance increases, the grip gets better, and they wear slower.

All-Terrain Tires

All-terrain tires are usually harder, bigger, and have deeper treads for extra grip in the mud, snow, or whatever other slippery surfaces there are. They are good for people that go in the backcountry or whose work requires them to go through rough roads.

Performance Orientated Tires

Performance tires usually trade off a flatter pattern for extra grip on the road. A drawback they have is that they are almost useless in snow or heavy rain, so keep that in mind. There are also some versions for everyday use that are also a little performance-oriented.

Run-Flat Tires

Run-flat tires aren't as commonly known but are quite useful. Runflats are, as the name implies, capable of being used despite a hole or puncture. They have a heavily supported sidewall, allowing them to run on almost no air. They are perfect for road trips, traveling, or going camping.

Tire Services At Don Lee's Tire & Auto!

Don Lee's Tire & Auto has been perfecting vehicle service procedures since 1990. That also includes tire procedures and changes. Make sure to visit the shop if you have concerns about your wheels or just want the pros to take care of tire changes.