Buying tires can become complicated. It’s hard to figure out how to begin, and specifically if you’re new to buying tires you might not know where to begin. I’m sure this source will assist you buy your next set of tires. This is the kind of guide we wish we would of had the first time we bought tires.
Step 1: What kind of tires do you currently have? Check the dimensions, name, model #’s etc… All this information is easily read off the sidewall of the tire. If you don’t understand what it all means, that’s ok. Make sure you copy the information down so you have it when you need it. Are you sure you need new tires? Be sure to check for that.
Step 2: Call up our featured tire shop or the tire shop of your choice and say: Hi, I own a 1998 Chevy Equinox and I’m wondering what kind of tires you have in stock for that make and model? (rotate your make and model obviously) Grab something to write on, and copy down everything they say. Make sure you know the exact price including installation, and the detailed facts and figures on the tires. If they don’t tell you,get an idea of what the estimated mileage for the tire is. NOTE: Some shops will say they don’t know what kind of tires your car needs. Good thing you have all the details of your current tires. Now they should have no trouble giving you the info you need.
Step 3: Call around to a few other tire shops and compare the prices, mileage, and other factors of the tires.
Step 4: Now that you’ve got some solid information, narrow your choices down to 2-3 potential tires. Search Google for the name and model of each tire and find out what the customer reviews say. Read reviews, consumer reports, anything you can find.
Step 5: You should now have plenty of information to make your tire purchase.
We hope this guide is helpful for you. Did you learn something in your tire quest? Let us know in the comments! Thanks!