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Tire Buying Tips from Goodyear

 Thanks to Goodyear for this useful information! The gift card has been provided by Goodyear.


When it comes to vehicle maintenance how often do you think about your tires? Is it always the last thing on your mind, or the first?

For me, tires are really important. I drive A LOT, and I know that a good set of tires can make the difference in inclement weather. Coming from someone who has put over 180,000 miles on just one of our three vehicles in seven short years….you know that I value having a great set of wheels under my car.

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Tire Buying Tips

While tire buying make not seem that exciting, Goodyear offers these tips for when you need to make your next tire purchase:

  • First, find the make and model of your vehicle. Your version/option might also be required, which is sometimes called your package level. Version/option can affect your tire size. It should be located on an information placard in your vehicle. In vehicles made after 2005, this placard will be located in the driver’s side door. In older vehicles, the placard may be located instead in the rear passenger doorjamb, fuel filler, glove box or center console, or engine compartment. For example, the version/option of a Honda Accord EX V6 is EX V6.

  • You can also use your tire size. Your tire size should be on your tire’s sidewall. It could also be listed on the placard inside your driver’s side door, or in your owner’s manual.

  • Factors like whether you drive around town, take frequent long trips, or drive on- or off-road should influence your decision, as tires are designed to serve a variety of functions, like street performance, long, comfortable rides, enduring treadwear, and enhanced grip.

  • Ask what’s included in the tire price, such as balancing, valve stem replacement, installation, Tire Pressure Monitor System service, and wheel alignment, which could be necessary if the previous tires wore unevenly.

  • Selecting optional Road Hazard Coverage will protect your tires from scrap metal or other items that could puncture them.

  • If you end up with more than one choice, our sales professionals can discuss the features and benefits of each tire with you, so you can make a confident decision.

About Goodyear

For over 100 years, Goodyear has been creating innovative products and services that set the technology and performance standards for the tire industry. As a recent recipient of the 2013 Women’s Choice Awards for “America’s Best” Premium Brand Tire; Tire Retailer; and Auto Service Retailer; Goodyear is continually striving to put excellent performing tires on the road, applying time-honored customer care, innovation and expertise to the Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season model.

  • The Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season tire features responsive handling and confident all-season traction.
  • This new high-performance tire also carries a 50,000-mile tread life limited warranty.
  • In the tire, an innovative tread compound offers outstanding wet and dry performance, with enhanced grip in ice and snow. The use of silica in the rubber compound of the tread helps to improve treadwear and all-season traction.
  • The tread design is asymmetric with full-depth sipes that offer biting edges as the tire wears.  A rim protector feature helps to protect wheels against accidental curb damage.

Wanna hear more?

Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks as I give these tires a try on my car. I’ll be switching out my current tires for the Goodyear all season tires and I’ll be sure to let you know what I think!

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So tell us….

When is the last time you had your tires serviced or changed?

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44 Responses to Tire Buying Tips from Goodyear

  1. Mary Happymommy July 11, 2014 at 11:01 am #

    My husband takes care of car maintenance so I don’t know when was the last time. Tires need to be rotated to last.

  2. Elle July 11, 2014 at 11:16 am #

    I just had the tired rotated on my car about a month ago.

  3. Andrew July 11, 2014 at 11:20 am #

    We just put new all season tires on our car this year, after having the winter tires removed. Keeping them inflated properly with nitrogen makes them last longer 🙂

    • Jesica H July 11, 2014 at 11:24 am #

      With nitrogen? Really Andrew…guess I never knew that!
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      • Andrew July 11, 2014 at 11:37 am #

        Yup, nitrogen! I didn’t know about it either until several years ago. Our tire place includes it with new tire purchases. There’s a lot of benefits, which ultimately leads to increasing the life of the tires by about 25%…

  4. Julie Wood July 11, 2014 at 11:33 am #

    I am always concerned about my tire tread and air pressure! I check my tire pressure every month. A great tip to make your tires last longer is to make sure you have the proper tire air pressure. It is so important.

  5. Ashley C July 11, 2014 at 11:55 am #

    We had a flat tire about 6 months ago, so that was the last time our tires had been looked at


  6. Elena July 11, 2014 at 12:01 pm #

    We changed the tires a few months ago. I think tires need to be rotated to last

  7. Doreen July 11, 2014 at 12:19 pm #

    I’m not sure when we changed them last. Check for air pressure every so often.


  8. Tammy S July 11, 2014 at 12:24 pm #

    We take our car to the dealer so they rotate our tires every other oil change. My tip is to make sure you check your air levels. It will help your tires and your gas mileage.

  9. Kara W July 11, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

    My Durango needs new tires as of like LAST YEAR! Fingers crossed this giveaway can help with that! haha 🙂 Thanks for posting Jesica

  10. Betsy Barnes July 11, 2014 at 2:10 pm #

    We just purchased new tires for my hubby’s truck two weeks ago. He drives for his job and really can wear out a set of tires. He is always monitoring the tires air pressure to be sure he is getting the most out them, which also saves on gas. 🙂

  11. Jessica To July 11, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    I had my tires rotated when I got my oil changed 4 months ago. I try to get them rotated frequently to help them last.

  12. Nicole Dziedzic July 11, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

    I actually got a set of four new tires 3 years ago, but I need to get them rotated soon. I keep on on my car matinence.

  13. HS July 11, 2014 at 6:19 pm #

    Last time I had my tires changed was about six months ago. I have them rotate to make them last.

  14. Cheryl W. July 11, 2014 at 9:53 pm #

    Last time I had my tires serviced was 3 years ago. Definitely time for a new set. They are getting slick.

  15. heather July 11, 2014 at 10:39 pm #

    I recently had my tire pressure checked but I now need to rotate my tires.

  16. shelly peterson July 12, 2014 at 1:58 am #

    I have had my car for about 6 months now and I have not done anting with the tires but they do need to be replaced asap.

  17. LaTanya July 12, 2014 at 6:43 am #

    We got our tires serviced about 3 months ago

  18. Cheryl July 12, 2014 at 6:51 am #

    I have no idea how long it has been on my van, hubby’s truck was rotated a few months ago. Keeping the air right helps them not wear out so fast.

  19. Leigh Anne Borders July 12, 2014 at 8:19 pm #

    I do not really know of tips to keep my tires good other than check the air in them and keep them at what they are supposed to be. I recently had a blow out because I wasn’t doing what I was supposed to in terms of caring for my tires. I have since learned my lesson.

  20. Stacey b July 13, 2014 at 4:07 pm #

    It’s been awhile since Ive bought new tires but I had them rotated 2 weeks ago.

  21. GB July 13, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

    I just had my tires services/rotated last week, in fact!

  22. Paol Trenny July 13, 2014 at 9:54 pm #

    The last time we had it serviced was 3 months ago and we make sure that our tires are properly rotated and the tire pressure is good

  23. Janet W. July 14, 2014 at 8:31 am #

    We actually just replaced my tires on my vehicle about three weeks ago. It was much needed! I make them last by trying not to run over anything harmful and keep them rotated and balanced on a regular basis.

  24. Linda July 14, 2014 at 11:41 am #

    I had the tires rotated on my car in May and I check the air in them rather often.

  25. Laura J July 14, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    I have not had my tires done for awhile, they really need replacing. I Think its important to get your tires rotated, and not brake too fast and hard all the time.

  26. Elisabeth July 14, 2014 at 6:01 pm #

    Is it bad that I don’t know?! 😉

    • Jesica H July 15, 2014 at 8:18 am #

      Lol, I think it might be. Worn out tires can be dangerous if you get a blow-out. Maybe next time you get your oil changed have them check the threads for you…we want you to be safe! 🙂

  27. mysweetiepiepie July 15, 2014 at 9:00 am #

    We had our tires rotated a couple of months ago and always make sure to keep them at the correct pressure.
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  28. Helga July 15, 2014 at 10:29 am #

    Its a new truck, so I don’t need new tires just yet.

  29. alena svetelska July 15, 2014 at 11:04 pm #

    I dont remember when we changed them last. Check for air pressure a lot.

  30. Melissa July 18, 2014 at 5:18 pm #

    About three months ago, rotating the tires help. Thanks for the chance!

  31. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) July 20, 2014 at 7:32 am #

    i just got my tires changed two weeks ago!

  32. B. YOung July 20, 2014 at 10:41 am #

    Just had tires rotated last month and last bought a new tire about a year ago.

  33. Cassandra Eastman July 20, 2014 at 1:35 pm #

    It’s been a while since we’ve changed or serviced our tires, at least a year. My tip is just to drive easy to help tires last!

  34. Terry Maigi July 22, 2014 at 7:55 am #

    We had our tires replaced about two years ago. My tip is to have them rotated often and you will get lots more life out of them!

  35. Theresa July 22, 2014 at 8:49 pm #

    Yesterday I had them inspected. They need changed.

  36. Linda Meyers-Gabbard July 24, 2014 at 2:39 pm #

    My husband takes care og the cars. I am not sure how often he does tire service.

  37. Amanda Sakovitz July 25, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    I had them changed a few years ago. Just check to make sure theres enough air in them.

  38. Claire July 25, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

    Last time I had my tires changed was about six months ago. I have them rotate to make them last.

  39. Jennifer Marie July 25, 2014 at 9:30 pm #

    My car is a 2014. I have not had them serviced or changed yet.


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