An Easy to Follow Tire Buying Guide

November 1st, 2013 by

Set of car wheelsBuying new tires for your vehicle can be a little bit overwhelming. There are many different types and sizes of tires, and it is important to choose the right set for your particular make and model. To make it easier, the Biggers Mazda service staff has compiled this tire buying guide. With this helpful information, tire buying should be a breeze!

Tire Buying Basics

Depending on what they are used for, tire designs can vary quite significantly. They are usually designed for specific cars or trucks. To make sure that you are getting only the highest quality tires, each original equipment tire sold at our dealership has been rated by Mazda.

Original equipment (OE) tires are created using computer modeling to help predict both vehicle dynamics and different road conditions. OE tires from Mazda have undergone rigorous testing so that they meet strict quality and performance standards. When you need to replace your tires, it is a good idea for your vehicle to be refitted with OE tires. This ensures that you will be able to enjoy the same level of dependability as you had previously.

Types of Tires

  • All-season tires: This kind of tire features a wraparound, block-type tread for better traction in muddy or snowy conditions. They can be used all year long for passenger cars or light-duty trucks.
  • Winter tires: Drivers that live in climates with extreme ice or snow should opt for winter tires. This type of tire will optimize ABS as well as the traction control system on your vehicle. Winter tires are usually comprised of special rubber compounds to handle harsh conditions.
  • Performance tires: Because of their large contact area, you are able to feel the road when driving with performance tires. This kind of tire is made of a softer rubber, which can lead to faster wear.
  • Touring tires: Touring tires are a mix of performance and all-season tires. They work well for high-performance vehicles, but are still able to tackle mild snow and rain.
  • All-terrain tires: All-terrain tires can be found on many light trucks, specifically on 4×4 vehicles. A deeper and wider tread design allows these tires to be used both on and off-road.

Visit Biggers Mazda

If your vehicle is in need of tires or you would like to know a little more about tire buying, be sure to stop by the service center at Biggers Mazda. We look forward to assisting you soon!