I need new tires. How do I know which tires to get?

Hi-Tech Car Care Answer:
Let’s look at selecting new tires in light of three factors: Function, Fit, and Value.Function: This gets at what your needs are for new tires: AZ weather conditions, Phoenix terrain, Phoenix temperatures, etc.

Most new family vehicles in AZ come with all-season tires. They can be used all year long and do pretty well in most AZ road conditions – but they aren’t ideal at the extremes.

Winter tires have a more aggressive tread for handling snow and ice on highways and they have a rubber compound that helps them have better traction as Phoenix temperatures drop below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Definitely better stopping and road-holding characteristics for Phoenix motorists than all-season tires in winter weather. Dedicated summer tires enhance warm AZ weather performance driving for Phoenix car owners.

If you drive off-road around Phoenix, there is a spectrum of tires from all-terrain (a good mix of highway and off-road capability) to dedicated off-road tires.

The key is to meet with your Hi-Tech Car Care tire professional and consider the function you need to get the type of tire, load rating, speed rating and wear rating you need.

Fit: The easiest thing is to choose tires in the same size that were installed by the car maker. If you want a different size wheel or tire profile, be sure to work with your Hi-Tech Car Care service advisor so you can make sure that your new wheels and tires fit properly and don’t rub in bumps or turns. It’s also critical to make sure that important safety systems like anti-lock brakes, stability control and traction control aren’t adversely affected by the new tire size (the computer may need to be recalibrated to make necessary critical adjustments).

Value: Note, I didn’t say price. The tire that meets all your needs AND has the warranty and tread life you expect will commonly not be the least expensive option – but it may well return the best value for your tire dollar.

Hi-Tech Car Care tire professionals help Phoenix drivers with this important automotive decision.

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Hi-Tech Car Care
2924 E Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016

At Hi-Tech Car Care in Phoenix AZ (85016) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 602.224.0941. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit <> .

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