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Tires April 30, 2015

Why Tires Are the Most Important Choice You Make About Your Car, Truck or SUV

Everyone takes pride in their vehicle: the make and model, interior, and after market parts, but the TIRES on your vehicle should be the most important feature to you.

Regardless of what engine your car has, how fast your car can accelerate and go or how well it’s built, it all comes down to the tires because they can alter your vehicle’s performance and ride quality.

Tires are your car’s only contact with the road. There are a variety of benefits to maintaining and/or investing in quality tires:

Traction- The performance of your tires in different road and weather conditions greatly depends on the tire tread. Even during optimal road conditions, for a car to accelerate and use the full force of its engine, you need tires that grip well to the road. Otherwise, power and control will be lost to skidding

Safety- Tires are designed to endure a vehicle’s speed and influence braking distance

Comfort- Tires soften the impact from the road and supports the weight of the car, providing a smoother riding experience

Gas Mileage- The condition of your tires can make a significant impact on your gas usage. If your tires are worn, the vehicle has to work harder, which leads to poor gas mileage.

Looks- You have to admit, image matters. The look of a tire can make for a positive or negative image of your vehicle.

Clearly, it is important to pay attention to your tires!

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